UNCP set to host 29th annual Pembroke Day

PEMBROKE – Pembroke Day, a tradition that began three decades ago, continues at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday, Oct. 4.

In a change from prior year’s events, 2018 Pembroke Day will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. and feature new vendors and entertainment, including Mark McKinney and Company. It was scheduled to be held Thursday but was moved due to the threat of inclement weather.

Pembroke Day is a collaboration between the university and the Town of Pembroke. Vendors representing local businesses and nonprofits will fill the Quad between Old Main and the Mary Livermore Library offering food, crafts, promotional giveaways and informational materials.

Student clubs, campus organizations, academic departments and university programs will participate, as well.

Student Health Services will coordinate a Health Fair, which will include free health screenings. Several health agencies will have representatives on hand to answer questions and provide information on a variety of topics.

The university will also be accepting canned food items, cleaning supplies, baby products and hygiene items, which will be donated to those affected by the devastating impacts of Hurricane Florence. A relief fund has been created to assist students and employees.

Financial contributions to the Student or Employee Emergency Relief Fund can be made at uncp.edu/relief.

Pembroke Day is billed as an opportunity for students to learn about area businesses and resources and for the community learn more about the university.

Additional entertainment will include performances from the Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band and the Pembroke Singers, among others.

“We look forward to this event each year,” said Jodi Phelps, director of university Communications and Marketing. “Pembroke Day is an event that showcases our university, the Town of Pembroke, as well as our local business and community partners.”

“This year’s event is an opportunity for UNCP to serve our community and to give back to this region still deeply affected by the impact of Hurricane Florence,” Phelps said.

For information, call Paula Cummings at 910.522.5717 or email at [email protected]