Triad Community Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Local Community Center Celebrates 100 Years

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Triad community center celebrates its 100th anniversary and you're invited to the celebration. 

The historic East White Oak Community Center, which got its start in 1916 as a one-room school house for black mill workers, is celebrating its 100th year as a community resource on Oct. 22, 2016. The Center is located at 1801 10th Street in Greensboro.
 
The public is invited to the EWO Centennial Celebration featuring the following events:
 
-A prayer breakfast, 10-11:30 a.m. This free event will feature the Rev. Howard Woods Jr., pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Greensboro. RSVP required to 336.274-4555, by Oct. 19.
 
-Tours of our David Richmond Resource Room, throughout the day. The late David Richmond, who was from East White Oak, was one of the Greensboro Four whose bold march with three other N.C. A&T State University freshmen in 1960, led to desegregated public accommodations. 
 
-An outdoor concert stage, 12:30-4:30 p.m., featuring the gospel soul stylings of Duncan Butler, folk and reggae by Island Vibes and other gospel and popular music performers. 
 
-Food for purchase from the grill of King’s Barbecue.
 
-Children’s entertainment and activities.
 
For more event information, you can call the EWO Community Center at 336.274.4555.

 

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