The United Way Tar River Region held their inaugural Sunday Supper at Rocky Mount Mills on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The local nonprofit organization event was hosted by WRAL-TV’s longtime Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. The idea of Sunday Supper at the Mills came from a similar event hosted in Raleigh that supported Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
Ginny Morhrbutter, executive director of the United Way Tar River Region, said the event was about uniting the community by breaking bread together and sharing conversations with people all across the Twin Counties. That’s exactly what the event did as the community gathered on the front lawn, enjoyed Lou Reda’s & Tap @ 1918’s grilled chicken, roasted vegetables and country biscuits. Entertainment was provided by national recording artist and Rocky Mount native Luther Barnes as well as the Martin County Ramblers.
The proceeds from Sunday Supper at the Mills will support the work of United Way and its community partners in areas of education, health, income and independence. With nostalgia and charm, hundreds of event goers were able to fellowship around communal tables, enjoy a southern meal, and live entertainment. It was an afternoon the whole family could enjoy at Rocky Mount Mills.
Thanks to RMM’s Julie Baggett for this capcom story & for these capcom photos.