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State of Education and Economy event set for Jan. 31

BURGAW – Pender Education Partnership (PEP), a non-profit foundation designed to augment educational opportunities in Pender County’s public schools, will co-host with MojoTone the first Pender County State of Education and Economy on Jan. 31.

Dr. Steven Hill, superintendent of Pender County Schools, will highlight the current state of education and Randell Woodruff, Pender County manager, will spotlight economic development.

“The State of Education and Economy program will demonstrate that Pender County Schools is educating the workforce of tomorrow,” said Dave Stipe, PEP president. “We welcome our business owners and leadership to this first-time event.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. with beverages and hors d’oeuvres served, as well as tours of the MojoTone facility. The program speakers will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are urged to RSVP to 910-274-2100.

The event will take place at MojoTone, 137 Worth Beverage Dr. in Burgaw. MojoTone, the maker of American crafted amps, bridges, pickups, speakers, and guitar and bass parts, provides equipment for internationally known recording artists.

Pender Education Partnership, established in 2015, awards student scholarships and mini-grants to educators. Following Hurricane Florence, PEP spearheaded project HOPE, Help Our Pender Educators who were impacted by the storm.



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