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Event Planned to Help Area Youth Learn How to Save for College

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices will join the Mount Olive Friends of the Park for a “Saving for College” event on Saturday, April 6 from 11 AM-1 PM at Westbrook Park in Mount Olive.

The purpose of the event, which is part of UMO’s Gifts and Talents community service initiative, is to provide information to area youth on saving for college.  Activities will include face painting, pictures with costume characters, and a raffle. Children will receive a free mini piggy bank while supplies last. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Park.

For more information, contact Katrina Lee at KLee@umo.edu.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, in Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online.  For more information, visitwww.umo.edu.