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  • Writer's pictureKimberly Hardy

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! It was great to be able to attend the annual New Year's Day Black-eyed Pea Dinner! This is a Cumberland County tradition that has been happening for over 40 years and is sponsored by Register of Deeds Lee Warren, District Attorney Billy West, and many others. At least several hundred people from across Cumberland County gathered in the Crown Expo to eat barbecue, black-eyed peas, yams, and greens and listen to gospel music.

Why greens? Traditionally, eating greens on New Year's brings you good financial luck in the coming year.

But we can't just wish and hope. We need to be doing more to bring new businesses to our county, to get our schools out of the Great Recession, to help our homeless neighbors transition to stability, to expand Medicaid once and for all, and to clean our air and water. That's why I'm running for the state house, and if you share these goals, you can support our campaign for Cumberland by joining in the Campaign Kick-Off and Canvass on the 11th or donating today. Even a few dollars helps in our fight.

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