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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

CUE Center for Missing Persons fundraiser planned

A barbecue fundraiser for CUE Missing Persons will take place May 25 last part of National Missing Children Day. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON —  A fundraiser to help locate missing persons is planned this month for National Missing Children Day. 

On May 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons is hosting an annual barbecue at 6769 Market St. There will be local nonprofits in attendance, as well as families representing missing loved ones and unsolved homicide cases.

“This day is important for those who are in need of support and active in their search for answers and those in need of a resolution,” according to CUE founder Monica Caison.

CUE was founded in 1994 to provide advocacy for missing persons, adults, free professionally trained search personnel and victim support service. It has helped over 13,000 families nationwide and is staffed by volunteers.

There will be free handouts for children, a bouncy house, and BBQ plates sold for $12, as a donation to keep the center active. Families who have a missing loved one are welcome to bring in signs and banners, and set up a table with promotional items featuring their case (contact Mrs. Keller at or CUE at

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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