Shelby Shopper

November 30, 2023

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704-484-1047 Our 40th Year • Issue No. 48 • November 30, 2023 HOURS: Mon - Fri 8am - 5:30pm Sat 8am - 3pm Men's Coveralls Men's Coveralls starting at starting at $89.99 $89.99 Carhartt Jeans starting at starting at $24.99 $24.99 While Supplies Last! off any 2023 Hoyt off any 2023 Hoyt Bow in stock! Bow in stock! Excludes Excludes Kobalt & Kobalt & Youth Bows Youth Bows SAVE SAVE $200 $200 s ! HO Mon 8am - Sat 8a Ariat Conceal & Carry Ariat Conceal & Carry Jackets & Vests Jackets & Vests 2011 S. Lafayette St. 2011 S. Lafayette St. (Hwy. 18 S) • Shelby, NC (Hwy. 18 S) • Shelby, NC MERCHANDISE 704-482-8464 S h o p L o c a l T h i s S e a s o n! S h o p L o c a l T h i s S e a s o n! "Informing Cleveland County" Service above self is the role of Shelby Rotary Club Service above self is the Rotary International motto and the practice of Shelby Rotary Club (SRC). Over the past four months, the Club has organized and partici- pated in several activities to serve others in the commu- nity. Audrey Whetten God- frey, SRC president shared, "Service above self has been the role of Shelby Rotary Club for ninety-seven years. Our vision for this year is to focus on the needs of the commu- nity and to help people and make a difference each day." The initiative started in Au- gust when two Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students arrived in Shelby, and they began their experiences of learning American culture and customs. It was not long before Fritzi Schmidt from Germany and Leti Mori from Italy were involved in activi- ties at Shelby High School. SRC has sponsored RYE students for over twenty years. Ro- tarian Fred Black- ley works closely with the students and the sponsor- ing families to help make the transition to American life. Under the lead- ership of Emily A r e y , c o m m u - nity service team leader, SRC has been involved in helping several groups in the com- munity to reach out to serve oth- ers. SRC has vol- unteered over 500 hours to the com- munity. Working with Washington Food Ministries, SRC supports the Back Pack program that serves students at all three Shelby el- ementary schools. Providing food for ones in need has become a major focus of the Club. SRC sponsors quarterly food and supply drives where Rotarians bring food and supplies to Friday meet- ings to be distrib- uted to other local nonprofit organiza- tions. SRC has col- lected food and supply needs for The Shepherd's Table and Feeding Kids Cleveland County. The Shepherd's Table food ministry distrib- utes 180 boxes of food each week in our community. SRC volunteers monthly with Feeding Kids Cleveland County to provide food to local students. The mission of Feeding Kids Cleveland County is to help kids and families in Cleveland County not just survive but thrive. Volunteers work to collect, package, and deliver food to the homes of these stu- dents. Students are identified through the school system and Rotarians recently as- sisted in packing over 200 food boxes for the Thanksgiv- ing break. Rise Against Hunger is an international program that had Club members packing over 10,000 meals for our See ROTARY, Page 2 SRC members (l to r) Joe Ogborn, Robert Burns, Jerry Bumbaugh, Emily Arey, and Margie Christopher completed filling boxes for Feeding Kids Cleveland County. Carly Bostic, Executive Director of Uptown Shelby Association, reads to a group of students as part of SRC supporting the PALS program at CCSD. Each student re- ceived a book from the Club. (Photos provided) Welcoming Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students to Shelby are ( to r) Fred Blackley, SRC RYE Director, Emily Arey, Assistant RYE Director, and Scott Reynolds, Rotary District 7680 RYE Director, and member of Shelby Breakfast Rotary. Leti Mori from Italy and Fritzi Schmidt from Germany are wearing their Rotary Youth Exchange Blazers. N.C. TRACTOR & FARM SUPPLY 299 Railroad Ave., Rutherfordton • 828-288-0395 Mobile: 828-429-5008 • SALES • SERVICE • PARTS 0% FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS 0% FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS --OR-- --OR-- $2,500 OFF CASH PURCHASE! $2,500 OFF CASH PURCHASE! PROUDLY SERVING RUTHERFORD, CLEVELAND, GASTON, LINCOLN, POLK COUNTIES AS THE AREAS HOMETOWN MASSEY FERGUSON DEALER. Great Selection Great Selection GC1723 • GC1725 GC1723 • GC1725 During one of the weekly Rotary meetings, Club members created treat bags for the clients served by Meals on Wheels by the Neal Senior Center.

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