Homelessness during the holidays is a particularly painful and difficult situation for many. Separated from loved ones and missing the warmth of family and friends, it can be difficult for residents of homeless shelters to "be of good cheer." And who can blame them?Which is why on December 15th the Tar River Community Band brought holiday cheer to the residents of the Community Crossroads Center. This is the second annual performance the band has made at the Center, making it a point to liven up good cheer and spirits around what is intended to be such a joyful time of year.
The Center is grateful for the fabulous members of the Tar River Community Band for taking time out of their very busy schedules to share joy, music and camaraderie with the less fortunate citizens of Greenville. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable treat for all that attended. We have hopes to see this performance become a Holiday tradition at the center. Happy holidays to everyone and thank you Tar River Community Band for bringing your enthusiasm and holiday spirit to our Center once again.Please follow their wonderful example and use the good will and happiness of the season to spread cheer amongst all walks of life. Especially those who may find themselves alone or without a warm home during the holiday season. Please take some time to look into our Honor Card Fundraiser. You can purchase a hand-designed card by artist William Mangum, for just $5 and 100% of the proceeds go to further clothe, feed and shelter our current and newly acquired residents during the season. Your thoughts and acts of kindness allow Holiday cheer to be spread and felt amongst all this time of year in hopes that many can continue to enjoy wonderful performances like the Tar River Community Band in a warm place to rest their head.