Membership Dues Increase to $15

It was unanimously approved by the Executive Board that the annual dues for Serve The Need in Johnston County for the year starting 2018 be raised to $15.00 per member.  Please remember to mail your membership payment by January 31, 2018 to Serve The Need – PO Box 1016 – Clayton, NC  27528


Our mission: “What we do by ourselves matters; What we do together, really makes the difference.” “When we give we get back.”

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Duane Raver Prints Now Available

You can now obtain your very own Duane Raver print!  Just make a contribution of at least $100 to Serve The Need in Johnston County and you can choose one from 4 prints by Duane Raver.  They are:
The Wigeon
dimensions are 23×20

The Turkey
dimensions are 25×19

The Wood duck
dimensions are 26×20

The Quail
dimensions are 23×20

Please contact either Tom Ricks at 919-333-8399  or  Melissa Dooley at 919-218-4010 to obtain YOUR print today!

Community Thanksgiving Meal Served Hundreds


Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc. (STN) hosted its 10th Annual Thanksgiving Community Sit-Down Meal.   It was held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11am to 2pm at the Civitan Club at 340 McCullers Street in downtown Clayton.  A second session was added the same day from 5p-7p at the Clayton First Baptist Church located at 411 N. Fayetteville Street in Clayton.

Each year STN coordinates the sit-down meal serving approximately 3,000 people in need of fine food and fellowship.  Local civic organizations and clubs, businesses and churches provide a full Thanksgiving menu including turkey, ham, dressing and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and an assortment of desserts and beverages.

The food and volunteers for the Thanksgiving Community Sit-Down Meal were provided by the following:
Butterball Corporation,
Smithfield Hams,
Clayton Animal Hospital,
Clayton Area Ministries,
Clayton First Baptist Church,
Clayton Civitan Club,
Clayton Steakhouse Restaurant,
Four Oaks Bank,
Horne Methodist Church,
Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc.,
St. Ann Catholic Church,
Waste Industries,
Woman’s Club of Clayton,
Zaxby’s Restaurants of Clayton and Smithfield
And many, many other individuals

“It is an incredible experience to witness such generosity and enthusiasm from the Clayton community each and every year.”  Stated event chairperson, Richard Howard.  “The atmosphere here is not one of deprivation, but of joy and blessing and sincere thankfulness from each and every recipient and volunteer.”

Howard goes on to say that if it wasn’t for the generosity of those listed and more, this event would not take place and that would be a real shame.  “We count on the volunteers and the donations.  We could always use more, so if you’re interested, please contact me and we’ll get you involved!”

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Annual Meeting Highlights

Serve The Need in Johnston County recently held their annual membership meeting.  Those in attendance were treated to various trays of food.  Chicken wings, cheese tray, fruit tray and, of course, desserts.  Thank you to Sheila Williams for organizing the event and making sure each received a token of appreciation from various businesses.  Royal Williams addressed the group and awarded both Tom Ricks and Lois Stephenson the 2017 HERO award for most dedicated members.

Kristen Williams addresses the group also and expressed how thankful she and Norwood are to have such a great group of members to keep the organization not only going, but going strong after all these years.

Serve The Need is proud to have such good and dedicated members to make all the things behind the scenes happen on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.  Members were then free to network and get to know new faces and make connections with old friends.  The meeting was a success and we will do it all again next year — 2018.