NEW BERN, N.C. --The residents’ council is an organization of local citizens, faith-based institutions, youth, businesses and public agencies that strive to improve, maintain and promote the Duffyfield community.
Greater Duffyfield Residents Council (GDRC) began in 2000 with the Strategic Plan adopted by the City of New Bern Board of Aldermen on January 23, 2001. Organized to create a safe, clean, and self-sustaining community that is diverse, yet unified, resulting in vitality and community pride. This is an organized effort between residents, concerned citizens, faith-based institution, youth, businesses, public agencies, and law enforcement committed to building an environmentally, socially, economically, and culturally sound community. Efforts include reducing crime and increase safety, improve the health of Greater Duffyfield residents and families, promote and maintain a clean community, promote Greater Duffyfield as being investment worthy, to include youth as full partners in the revitalization process, as well as increased home ownership, encourage pride in all residents and honor, support and recognize our elderly.
For the past 17 years DUFFEST, a family oriented festival has been held. It has been held in various locations, and the held location is at Henderson Park, located behind Stanley White Recreation Center, where it first started.
Aside, from DUFFEST, we have a community garden located on K Street, where greens, vegetables and fruits are or will be planted. This is a community effort to get the community involved in growing fresh vegetables for your physical well being. You are invited to the monthly meetings and join the team and set up your bed of vegetables. You will be responsible for the up keep and maintaining of it.
We also have health fairs, for the community to which all are invited to attend at no cost. One will be forth coming in the near future.
Our Neighborhood Watch is in full bloom. National Night will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Henderson Park. There will be free school supplies given to the school age youth, at no charge. We need your help and assistance, come out and join. The meeting are held every 3rd Thursday of each month at the West Street Christian Church, 721 West Street at 5:30 p.m. due to the damages substained at the Stanley White Recreation Center.
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