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Sept 19 Community


"Majestic beauty created by God." Katherine Lilley sent in this beachside photo taken during a trip to Atlantic Beach.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4560 County Home Road. It’s also open Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. For more information, call 252-355-7612 or 902-1709.

Aging forum

A question-and-answer forum for older adults will be held at 10 a.m. at the The Fountain Senior Wellness Center, 116 E. Wilson St., Fountain. The forum will provide information about all the services for older adults offered by the Pitt County Council on Aging. For more information call 252-752-1717 ext. 10 or visit pittcoa.com.

Blood donation

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 1-6 p.m. for blood donation. For more information call 252-758-1140 or 1-800 733-2767.

Coming Up

Rise Against Hunger

A community-wide emergency Rise Against Hunger food-packing event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 S. Church St.. The event will bring together local churches, the Chamber of Commerce, Chick-Fil-A and community volunteers to support those suffering from hurricane devastation. Anyone ages 5 and up can help; there will be a few sitting positions available. The nursery will be open for younger children. Financial donations are helpful too. For more information, contact the church at 252-756-5955 or Nettie Evans at nettieevans@yahoo.com.

Republican women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will hold their monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Villedge Wood Fired Grille at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The guest speaker will be Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson. P.J. Connelly will also be stopping by to share his ideas as candidate for mayor of Greenville. A $15 inclusive lunch buffet will be served. RSVP by Tuesday to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

BBQ fundraiser

A Backyard BBQ Fundraiser will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Hometown Harley Davidson, 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, to benefit Deputy Sheriff Brian and Wendy Cox, who were involved in a motorcycle accident. The fundraiser will start with a Benefit Ride at 9 a.m., kickstands up at 10:30, followed by live music, great food from Moore’s, corn hole and horseshoe tournaments, raffles and much more. Tickets are $10 per person. Contact Bonnie Rae Guthrie at 717-6205 or Shane Guthrie 717-6447 for tickets.

Flu shots

Flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Community Christian Church, 1104 N. Memorial Drive; 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 7 at Phillipi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 Virginia St., Simpson; and 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 14 at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Walgreens is partnering with The Cornerstone Ministry’s Healthy Lives/Healthy Choices program to bring flu shots to local communities. Immunizations are free with eligible commercial insurance, N.C. Medicaid and Medicare. Limited vouchers are available for the uninsured. For more information contact bleebrb@aol.com or visit The Cornerstone Ministry Incorporated Healthy Lives Healthy Choices Facebook page.

Technology workshop

Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County will sponsor a workshop, “There’s an App for That,” from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Eastern Elementary School, 1700 Cedar Lane. The program, presented by Lauren Boucher, instructional technology facilitator for Pitt County Schools, will give parents the opportunity to experience the latest educational technology being used in Pitt County Schools and to learn how to use some of the most common technological tricks to interact with children using familiar activities. The seminar is free, but registration is encouraged. For more information and/or to register, visit ppspittcounty.org/ and click on the www3.thedatabank.com link.

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