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BGHNC chapel anniversary celebration postponed; open house cancelled

Due to growing concerns about COVID spread in the community and the health and safety of the youth in care, the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina has postponed the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel anniversary celebration and cancelled the Christmas open house.

“In reviewing the community spread numbers with our Board, concerns were raised about the safety of holding an indoor event with the community,” said BGHNC President/CEO Ricky Creech. “While we had all intentions of holding the event with appropriate masking and social distancing, we decided that the risk was too great at this time. Our ultimate responsibility is to the health, safety and well-being of the youth in our care. Based on the numbers we are seeing, the risk is too great to hold this event in December.”

The organization plans to hold a celebration of the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel in the spring when COVID case numbers are lower and vaccination rates are higher.

“We do want to celebrate the longstanding support of this worship space,” said Creech. “I am looking forward to having a chance to welcome the community in celebration when it is safe for all to attend.”

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. BGHNC offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by BGHNC at any given time. BGHNC operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. BGHNC is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

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