Craven County Partners In Education Announces Annual Spring Luncheon

PIE Luncheon 2016

Looking for the perfect way to enjoy lunch, listen to marvelous music, a chance to win sweet door prizes, and support Craven County Partners In Education? Sherry Forrest, President of Craven County Partners In Education’s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that the 2016 Partners In Education Annual Spring Luncheon will feature special guest speaker, Former Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr., who served four historic terms (1977-1985, 1993-2001) as governor of North Carolina.

The luncheon will be held Friday, June 10, 2016, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention and Visitors Center. Doors open at 11:30 am for seating with the event beginning at Noon. Tickets are $25 per person. The Chelsea Restaurant is catering the event serving their famous shrimp and grits, the West Craven Color Guard is presenting the colors, and West Craven Middle School band will provide the entertainment. Linda Staunch, President and CEO of Linda Staunch & Associates, will emcee the event.

Attending the luncheon will be over 600 teachers, school staff members, and community supporters. This event is open to the public and is a great way to show support for our public school educators and administrators. Ms. Forrest explains, “It is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their 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.

Ms. Forrest also announced the sponsors of the luncheon. At the “Major” Sponsorship Level: AlphaGraphics , BB&T, The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Bojangles’, B/S/H/ Home Appliances, CarolinaEast Health System, Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines, Coastal Carolina Health Care, Craven Community College, Craven County Schools, Craven Music, Digity (WERO and WRNS), E & J Automotive, Fisher Fuel Markets, Inner Banks (WNBU and Thunder Country), Learning Focused, The Masonboro Group, Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, Piedmont Natural Gas, PotashCorp, Riverside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Sumrell Sugg – Attorneys at Law, Sun Journal, Wells Fargo, Weyerhaeuser Co., and Williams Scarborough Smith Gray, LLP. At the “Principal” Level: A Dog’s Dream and Duke Energy. At the “Educator” Level: the little bank, New Bern Breakfast Rotary, and The Tyson Group.

To purchase a ticket, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 252-514-6321, or purchase tickets online at