Exciting improvements are on the way for Eli Whitney Community Center!
-Thanks to a grant from Impact Alamance, we are replacing the outdated playground equipment with a new playground set that reflects the culture and history of the Eli Whitney community. The playground will be in place by early April. The playground includes a play structure with multiple slides and climbing elements; spring riders; swings; benches; and a central picnic area with a sunshade.
-Our staff have been working hard on renovating the fitness center at Whitney to include updated equipment and instructional posters. Work is ongoing and will be completed this Spring. The fitness center is open during open gym hours. Open Gym will resume after Youth Basketball Season.
–Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party will celebrate its 85th year on Thursday, April 7th. Eli Whitney has hosted the Party since 1931. During the event, area quilters bring quilts to display and projects to work on together, followed by a potluck lunch. There is usually a special exhibit and a Sharing Table for quilters to share resources such as quilting books, magazines, and fat quarters. The event is open to the community. Anyone may attend and bring a quilt, project, or covered dish for the potluck, or just come and enjoy! For additional details, please see the Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party Facebook Page. For more information or to volunteer, call 919-259-8510 or 919-595-6224.