Youth meals at all Columbus County Schools this week; Dixie Softball making plans

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     After a week of doing classwork at home following the closing of public schools across North Carolina in response to the coronavirus COVID-19, Columbus County students officially begin spring break on Monday, a week without lessons as teachers and administrators prepare to continue distance learning using online and other resources.

     This post will cover these topics:

  • Meals for youth in CC schools
  • Dixie Softball makes hopeful plans

Meals for youth in CC schools

     School meals, provided at all of the Columbus County Schools last week, will again be available during spring break this week, more widely available than before.

     “Meals for anyone age 18 and under will be available for pickup at ANY Columbus County School all this week, March 23-27,” school district spokesman Kelly Jones said in an email Sunday. “YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO YOUR HOME SCHOOL. YOU MAY GO TO ANY SCHOOL. THESE MEALS ARE FREE.

     “Please note this is a PICK UP only meal and there will be staff to assist in handing out meals.”

Dixie Softball makes hopeful plans     

     Leaders at every level of government say the COVID-19 crisis will pass, though it’s not clear when. Leaders for organizations everywhere are making plans for a return to normal, or more normal activities as quickly as possible.

     That includes Columbus County Dixie Softball, where leaders met Sunday morning “in the cold wind to discuss our current season,” a post on the Shane David Hardee Columbus County Dixie Softball Facebook page said.

     Hardee is President of Columbus County Dixie Softball.

     “We met outside and maintained social distancing in case anyone has questions over that,” the post said. “The board has agreed that we will make every attempt to still get the season in, if we can begin play by May 1st. If we can begin by May 1st, we have a plan to get at least 12 games in per team so that every player has the opportunity to qualify for All-Stars.

     “If we cannot begin play by May 1st, then we will make announcements at that time in how we will handle player signup fees, concessions already purchased, and next season.”

     “Thank you for your continued support of your daughters passion to play this sport, and Columbus County Dixie Softball.

     “Lastly, I pray that each of you heed the advice of State and Federal authorities so that we can get this Virus behind us as soon as is possible.”

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