Craven County Partners In Education Announces Annual Spring Luncheon

craven_county_partners_in_educationGary Curry, President of Craven County Partners In Education’s Board of Directors, announced that tickets are now available for the 2013 Partners In Education Annual Spring Luncheon. This year the featured speaker is Craven County Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Lane B. Mills, with Nelson McDaniel as Emcee. The luncheon will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, 1:00 pm, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention and Visitors Center.  Tickets are $25 per person. The Chelsea Restaurant is catering the event.

Attending the luncheon will be over 500 teachers, school staff members, and community supporters. Mr. Curry explained that everyone in the community is invited to attend and/or sponsor this event.  He explained, “It is an excellent opportunity for you to interact with and promote your organization to our local educators and community members and show your support of Craven County Schools.  All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support our local schools through PIE grant programs.”

The paramount benefit of attendance and sponsorship is that you are contributing to an increasingly skilled 21st century workforce and a community of schools recognized for its excellence. The goal of our school system is to be the highest performing system of public education in North Carolina.

Mr. Curry also announced the sponsors of the luncheon. At the “Superintendent Level”:  A Dog’s Dream, BB&T, The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines, Fuel Market, Joe Alcoke Auto & Truck Sales, PotashCorp, and Ward and Smith.  At the “Principal Level”:  AlphaGraphics, CarolinaEast Health System, Computer Services, and Weyerhaeuser.  At the “Educator Level”:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Craven County NC Association of Education, Dan Roberts – Edward Jones, Famous Subs & Pizza, and Trent Cadillac Buick GMC.  Sponsorship space is still available.

Visit the PIE website at to learn more about the programs offered by Partners In Education.

To purchase a ticket, or to sponsor this event, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321, or via email.

Partners In Education is an educational foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County School system.

Since 1988, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community by providing our educators with financial resources that enhance and reward innovative approaches to educational excellence.

Submitted by: Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education