Soul food and good music


By Kimberly Jenkins - kjenkins@civitasmedia.com



The children sitting on the floor at an activity in the Community Center.


Photos courtesy of Evan Fisher

Children anticipating an activity at the 14th Street Community Center.


Photos courtesy of Evan Fisher

Kids learning at the 14th Street Community Center.


Photos courtesy of Evan Fisher

The Portsmouth 14th Street Community Center is in the thick of the fight to keep kids off drugs.

Last Thursday evening, they had so many activities including Bible school, reunion planning, mentoring, etc., that every space was packed. The board had to hold their meeting in a storage room. The newest activity they have is the use of a pottery kiln, that was provided by the Scioto Area Foundation. Also, there are new computers, which were gifts of Fluor-BWXT in Piketon.

Continuing their effort in the fight to keep kids off drugs, the Community Center is holding a fundraiser Saturday. The Center wants to let the public know that the whole community is invited to SOUL FOOD & MUSIC, which will be held at the Center located at 1222 14th St., from 1- 4 p.m. Ribs & chicken highlight the food menu.

There will be music provided by Aftermath, Ryanne Parker, & Mother Mayeye, featuring, Elizabeth Scott. Drew Carter will emcee the entire event. Prices for the event are as follows: Adults – $15 and children (ten & under) – $5. Tickets are available at Smith Drugs and at the door. The City will close 14th Street, allowing those who attend, to park on 14th, in front of the Center.

The Community Center sends its thanks to the early sponsors including: Scioto County Career and Technical Center, Smith Drugs, Hillview Retirement Center, Appalachian Wood Flooring, Innovative Solutions (InSolves), Community Action of Scioto County, OSCO, Glockner Chevrolet, Neil Hatcher, and the Barbara and Will Burke Foundation.

The complete list of sponsors will be announced at the event. Those who are unable to attend, are invited to send contributions to 14th Street Community Center, attention: Helen Adams, P.O. Box 765, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

Special thanks go out to community leaders who normally do not display event posters, but put up our poster in their shared commitment to keep kids off drugs. Those sponsors are: Krogers, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s.

The children sitting on the floor at an activity in the Community Center.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/06/web1_20170608_175708.jpgThe children sitting on the floor at an activity in the Community Center. Photos courtesy of Evan Fisher

Children anticipating an activity at the 14th Street Community Center.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/06/web1_20170608_175738.jpgChildren anticipating an activity at the 14th Street Community Center. Photos courtesy of Evan Fisher

Kids learning at the 14th Street Community Center.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/06/web1_20170608_175740.jpgKids learning at the 14th Street Community Center. Photos courtesy of Evan Fisher

By Kimberly Jenkins

kjenkins@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kim Jenkins at 740-353-3101, ext 1928.

Reach Kim Jenkins at 740-353-3101, ext 1928.