Nov. 17 Community News
Friday, November 17, 2017
The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.
The Brother to Brother prostate cancer support group will meet at 9 a.m. at The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. For information, call John Head, 227-1527 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community Eastern N.C. Visit cancersupportenc.com/schedule-of-activities/.
Car seat check
Greenville Fire-Rescue provides free car safety seat checks from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. every Friday at Station 1, 500 S. Greene St. Trained experts will ensure child seats are installed correctly. No appointment is necessary. Visit the Greenville Fire-Rescue Facebook page for more information.
Christ Covenant School will hold its Ninth Annual chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the school, 746 Worthington Road, Winterville. The $8 plates will feature chicken halves from Sam Jones BBQ. Make online orders at christcs.org or drive through the Upper School campus to purchase meals. Contact 756-3002, ext. 339.
Sweet potato giveaway
Churches Outreach Network will give away 45,000 pounds of sweet potatoes at 11:45 a.m. at Mount Zion Holiness Church, 3689 Barnhill St., Bethel. Bring boxes, bags, buckets, shopping carts, etc. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or email Rodneycon2007@gmail.com.
East Carolina University’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity will sponsor a dodgeball tournament philanthropy event from 1-5 p.m. at the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, 1100 Ward St. The fraternity is raising money to create scholarships for children to attend the center. For more information contact Louis Warren at 758-1440.
Toys for Tots registration
Churches Outreach Network will host Toys for Tots registration today from 6:30-8 p.m. at Grifton Mission Ministries, 6499 Highland Ave., and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Brown & Wood Inc., 329 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Birth certificate and social security cards are required for each child registered. At the Saturday registration pictures with Santa Claus will be taken and goodies will be handed out. Call 717-9600 or email Rodneycon2007@gmail.com.
The last opportunity to pre-order a 2018 “Hot Dog and Cool Cats” calendar from the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is at midnight. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of homeless and neglected pets. For more information call 413-7247.
The Winterville Ruritan Club will host bingo at the Ruritan building, 2668 Church St., from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will go toward community projects. For directions or questions call Tony Moore at 321-6700.
Each of the four Auto Store Group locations will be giving away 100 turkeys and all the fixings at 10 a.m. Saturday to families who need a little assistance this Thanksgiving. Locations are at 1926 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville; 4002 S. Memorial Drive, Winterville; 8827 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville; and 1600 Forest Hills Road, Wilson. Wal-Mart, Piggly Wiggly and Ham Yam’s have provided and contributed to this giveaway. Call 481-2990 for more information.
The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will gather 7-8 p.m. Monday at McAlister’s restaurant, 740 S.E. Greenville Blvd., to discuss the book “Girls Like Us” by Rachel Lloyd and to raise funds for human trafficking victims in the local area. McAlister’s is donating a portion of each sale to the Pitt Cunty Coalition Against Human Trafficking if diners mention that when they order. The discussion, which can also be accessed on Facebook Live at facebook.com/PCCAHT, is the Grand Finale of the 19 Days of Prevention Campaign. Copies of the book are available at The Sheppard Memorial Library. For more information visit www.encstophumantrafficking.org.
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Blood donation center
The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome;…