5/18/20: With some of the beaches in North Carolina opening back up, Pender Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) is featuring one of its community partners: Pender County Tourism. The Tourism Department has supported Pender County EYFP by participating in their community event and donating goodie bags for a raffle giveaway. In the county, the Tourism Department is dedicated to promoting local areas such as Pender’s woodlands, rivers, historical attractions, ecological activities, rural agritourism, hometown festivals, and the beaches of Surf City and Topsail Beach. They also advertise activities such as canoeing, hiking, camping, and bird watching through a comprehensive platform of networking media, including their economic development tool Visit NC. Pender EYFP is very appreciative of this department and glad to have them as a community partner.
Meanwhile, the people of Lee County are spending quality time indoors as Tropical Storm Arthur brings several days of rain that limited time they could spend outside. Gabrielle Dunlap, Program Assistant for Lee County EYFP, shared some of her favorite rainy day activities and those that she would recommend to her families. Her top five activities are a family movie day, a family game day, arts and crafts, cooking together as a family, and a dance party. All these activities allow every family member to be engaged, relieve some stress, have fun, be constructive, and promote learning more about one another. Rain or shine, the families of Lee County EYFP are staying close and making memories.
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