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Dec. 15 Community News


Steve Wright sent in this photo of a misty morning over Ironwood Country Club.


Friday, December 15, 2017


Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

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.

Winter Wonderland

Vidant Wellness Center-Greenville will host its second annual Winter Wonderland from 6-8:30 p.m. This outdoor, fun-filled family event features wellness activities and various games and prizes for all ages. This year’s event also includes rides on Thomas the Train, Zumba with characters from the movie Frozen and photos with Santa. Advance registration required; tickets are $15 per child, adults free. Get your tickets by stopping by the Center’s front desk or purchase them online at Vidanthealth.com/WellnessCenterEvents.

Coming Up

Toy Takeaway

The Fourth Annual Great Toy Takeaway will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 1401 N. Memorial Drive, by the PGV Airport.  Anyone wishing to pick up a toy can show up. No registration is required. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ToyTakeAway.


  • The Hometown Bethel parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday along Main Street. A meet-and-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus will immediately follow at the gazebo beside the library. Visitors will have an opportunity to take photos. Call 717-0032.
  • The Grimesland Hometown Christmas Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday starting on Pitt Street.

Winterville seniors

The Winterville Senior Citizen Club will have their Christmas Luncheon and Queen Contest at noon Saturday in the Community Room, 2693 Railroad St., Winterville. The guest speaker will be Pastor Rodney Coles from Community Outreach Network. The theme of the meeting will be “Older and Loving It.” There will be singing and fellowship with other seniors and door prizes for everyone. Anyone planning to attend should call 355-2572.

Fish fry

A fish fry will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St. Plates are $8, fish sandwiches $3 and soda $1. Get tickets or pay at the door. The event is sponsored by The Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society. For more information contact the church at 758-6077.

Robinson fundraiser

W.H. Robinson Elementary School will hold a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3040 Evans St., from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will feature the W.H. Robinson Chorus, student artwork, The Night Before Christmas Pajama Storytime and a school spirit pizza party. A percentage of all purchases made with W.H. Robinson’s bookfair voucher will be donated to the school. Vouchers are available at W.H. Robinson Elementary. For more information contact Jessica Lawrence at 321-8125.

Religions course

The ECU Religious Studies Program will offer the course “World Religions 101” free to the public. The series will run from 4-5:30 p.m. each Monday, starting Jan. 8. To register contact Mary Nyangweso at wangilam@ecu.edu or 737-2422. Visit www.ecue.edu/religionprogram/to learn more about the ECU Religious Studies Program.

Seniors Trip 

Winterville Senior Citizens Club is planning a trip Sept. 5-8, 2018, to Washington, D.C. The trip will include a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a tour of Washington at night by motor coach, visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Frederick Douglas National Historic Site and shopping at Potomac Mills. Cost per person is $350. Space is limited. Interested persons should send a $25 deposit to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432 Winterville, NC 28590, to reserve a seat.

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.