Boys and Girls home postpones chapel event

Leamon Rogers Chapel at the Boys and Girls Home (BGHNC photo)
Leamon Rogers Chapel at the Boys and Girls Home (BGHNC photo)

Many residents in Columbus County were disappointed to find out that the Halloween Safe Nite was once again cancelled this Halloween, but the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina are taking necessary measures to protect the children and staff against the Covid-19 virus. 

 This includes postponing the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel anniversary celebration, and cancelling the Christmas open house usually held annually on the campus.  

“In reviewing the community spread numbers with our Board, concerns were raised about the safety of holding an indoor event with the community,” said BGHNC President Ricky Creech on the Home’s website.  

The chapel event was originally going to be held with the usual social distancing and mask protocols in place, Creech said, but “the responsibility of keeping the children healthy at the facility” overruled holding the celebration at all. 

“Our ultimate responsibility is to the health, safety and well-being of the youth in our care. Based on the numbers we are seeing, the risk is too great to hold this event in December.” said Creech.  

The organization has made plans celebrate the chapel’s legacy in the spring when Covid-19 numbers are lower and vaccination rates are higher.    

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