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Local organization raising funds to open center

by Matthew Hutcheson | June 4, 2023 at 12:00 a.m.
Members of Women Moving Forward serve lunch plates at a fundraiser held on Saturday. (Matt Hutcheson/News-Times)

A local organization is still raising funds to establish a home base and, on Saturday, held a plate lunch fundraiser to help further their goal.

Women Moving Forward, a nonprofit that gathers local women for weekly exercise, is currently preparing to celebrate its two-year anniversary in July.

Members of the group came together at an empty lot on Hillsboro Street Saturday to prepare grilled chicken plates and sell them for $10 to help raise funds.

Group members helped to prepare and serve the BBQ chicken plates while passing vehicles simply pulled up, gave their donations and left with lunch.

WMF founder Arnitera Meeks said the group is continuing fundraising efforts until they have enough accumulated to build an exercise center on land they already own.

"We're in the process of getting dirt hauled out there... so we can lay our foundation," Meeks said.

"It will have a track around the perimeter... and a place to go have our meetings and work out, have classes and speakers and things like that," she continued.

The organization holds fundraisers every few months to help further their goal, including a recent fundraiser in the parking lot of Atwoods. Group members also often attend other events representing the organization, including at the recent Lupus Walk at Old City Park.

On July 1, the group will hold a celebration at St. Paul Methodist Church starting at 7 p.m. to mark their two-year anniversary.


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