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Harmony Hall gives back

W. Curt Vincent Editor

December 24, 2013

WHITE OAK — For many years, those involved with keeping historic Harmony Hall Plantation alive by asking the community to not only visit but contribute monetarily. On Sunday, those tables got turned as the Harmony Hall Plantation Committee gave back to someone in the community.


Cody Clark, an up-and-coming Cub Scout, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery at Duke University Hospital.


“Harmony Hall is, and has been for a very long time, friends with all our local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts,” said Field Marshal Bobby Lewis. “We enjoy their overnight campouts, award ceremonies and the work they do on a regular basis to keep the grounds clean.”


Clark is the son of Chris and Tina Clark.


“Chris and Tina are Elizabethtown Pack 600 scout leaders who have given so much to our local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts,” Lewis said.


In an effort to help a local family and give back to the community, Harmony Hall Plantation hosted a fundraiser — with the proceeds going to expenses facing the Clark family.


The fundraiser, a Christmas Family Portrait headed up by Maureen Bell, was offered on the grounds of the 1760s plantation home for $20. Each family participating was given a CD full of their family photos.


According to committee officials, about 150 families participated and about $1,000 was raised.


Cody underwent surgery on Friday, Dec. 20, and the tumor was found to be malignant. Surgeons were unable to remove the entire tumor and, after about a month of recovery, Cody will go through chemotherapy and radiation.


In another recent fundraiser, this one to raise money for the maintenance and upkeep of the plantation home and grounds, a raffle was held that gave three prizes — a quilt made and donated by Phyllis Lewis, a knife hand-crafted and donated by Bobby Lewis and a framed photograph of historic Tory Hole taken and donated by Maureen Bell.


Winners of the three prizes were: Alicia Mitchell of Lake Waccamaw won the quilt; Eileen Langley of Wilmington won the knife; and, Becky Martin of Charlotte won the framed photograph.


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Coming on Sunday


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Harmony Hall Plantation will host Cannon Day from 2 to 4 p.m.


“What an appropriate way to say good-bye to 2013 and hello to 2014,” Bobby Lewis said, “with noise and fellowship.”


The day, as always, is free and open to the public. Those wanting to make tax-exempt donations may do so at the plantation home or by sending a check payable to Harmony Hall to: Brandon Lewis, treasurer, P.O. Box 234, Dublin, N.C. 28332.


For more information, call Bobby Lewis at 910-874-4011.