Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK)
The NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. The top scorer in each gender/age group has the opportunity to advance to higher levels with the ultimate goal of competing during the Super Bowl! The PPK program is free to every youngster who wants to participate! With thousands of boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from May through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs. SCPR typically advertises this event in the August and hosts the competition in September. DOWN, SET, PUT it on your calendars. It's going to be so much FUN!
For more information on the NFL PPK program, click here.
Mid-Carolina Senior Games
Mid-Carolina Senior Games is part of a network of 53 local games that provide statewide health promotion and wellness programs for senior adults age 55 and better. The games are a tri-county (Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson) event which offers seniors aged 55 and up the opportunity to continue to be active and compete in individual and team sporting events, heritage arts, visual arts, and performing arts. SCPR hosts the bocce event at the Western District Park and is very involved at numerous individual events. The local Senior Games takes place early spring.
Movie Night in the Park
This event is held in Weeks Park and Western District Park and is in conjunction with the local towns. Admission is FREE to all. Concessions (snow cones, popcorn and drinks) are FREE to everyone under 18 years of age, and are available for purchase for adults, ages 19 and above. At these events a family-friendly move is projected on an inflatable movie screen on the baseball fields. Be sure to bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray. This is a great family fun night for all. We look forward to seeing you out there this year! To find out more information on the Movie Night events please contact the Towns of Newton Grove and/or Roseboro at the following links:
Newton Grove events page
Roseboro events page
Older Americans Month Celebration
May is Older Americans Month, and in many of the county’s nutrition sites it is celebrated with a variety of events. The Garland Senior Center plays host to county seniors at a “fair-type” event. In conjunction with the Department of Aging, many organizations provide support, supplies and information to create a day of education and celebration.
Sing Around the Christmas Tree
The Town of Harrells sponsors this event annually in December. They provide refreshments and entertainment. Christmas carols are sung around the community Christmas tree and citizens in the community read and tell stories.
July 4th Celebrations
Celebrations are held at Weeks Park in Newton Grove and at the Western District Park in Roseboro. During these events, citizens participate in a plethora of activities such as beauty pageants, sporting events, and wet watermelon races, just to name a few; and of course there is always delicious food! The highlight of the event is the wonderful firework show which leaves no one disappointed. These celebrations are sure to light up your 4th of July holiday, so bring you and your family out an enjoy yourselves.
Our staff is active in the community in many different capacities. Whether it is as members of various committees (i.e. Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee – JCPC, Healthy Carolinians, Mid-Carolina Senior Games, NC Small Town Economic Prosperity Program – NC STEP, etc.), with different activities within the schools, or with various community groups (i.e. Boy Scouts), we are committed to enhancing the quality of our community.