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Message from the Chair

September 17, 2014

Thanks everyone for the great feedback about programming for 2015. We are looking forward to scheduling some great programs based on your feedback! We are always open to suggestions and invite anyone who is interested to join the Program Committee! 

Ever feel like the Walking Dead? Got a great “horror story” to tell? Well, you’ll get your chance in October at our monthly meeting. Back by popular demand-Tales from the Crypt and The Walking Dead! This is your time to share your best “horror” stories as a fundraiser! Remember, tales told in the crypt, stay in the crypt!

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AFP President Kitty Yerkes

Janine Powell

President, Cape Fear Region Chapter AFP


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