Board meets at GHW Center
On Saturday, March 26, 2022, The Board of the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation (BESDF) held their quarterly meeting at the George Henry White Memorial Health and Education Center, which is a project of BESDF. Board President, Milton Campbell, was presiding. Along with the 17 people who attended in person, a number of people were able to attend by video or by phone, facilitated by Jessica Pierce. Also, the center's computers, large screen television, sound
Preserving a Community Treasure
More than 60 residents of Bladen and Columbus counties gathered at the George Henry White Memorial Health and Education Center to discuss the future of the Mitchell Field Burial Ground, a historic and current place of burial for the people of the region. This is of special importance to the descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, the "first couple" of the cemetery. The land was donated as a place of interment for the people of the area, many years ago. Mr. Ocie Jones, l
Out with the Old...
...and in with the new. The George Henry White Memorial Health and Education Center is undergoing some much-needed facelift, and we're hoping you will help! As you know the century-old building has been remodeled, section by section, with a number of tremendous re-builds. Not only is there new bathrooms, deck, porch, handicap ramp and roofing, but nearly every part of the structure has seen an upgrade. However, weather and wildlife have taken a toll on some of the exteri