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Oct. 19 Community News


Vicki Kennedy of Grifton shared this photo showing a scene from Opening Day of the 2018 N.C. State Fair. It was taken from the “Fair Flyer,” a sky gondola that traversed the entire midway.


Friday, October 19, 2018


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, as well as on Saturday and Sunday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins accepted; appointments recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Stand Down

The QSA Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is assistance to military soldiers and their families and the global eradication of homelessness, will hold a Pitt County Stand Down from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. James Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. A Stand Down is a day of helping homeless veterans. For more information, contact sheila@qsafoundation.org or visit the QSA Foundation Corp on Facebook or at www.qsafoundation.org.

Car seat checks 

If someone needs to purchase a seat at a discounted rate or needs to take a car seat class because of receiving a car seat ticket, contact Safe Kids at 847-8688. For a car seat check, call and make an appointment.

Salsa and Contra dances

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will hold a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Crave, 409 Evans St., and a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Cost for each dance is $5. Call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org for more information.

Coming Up

Fall Festival 

A Fall Festival will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 114 Faith Baptist Lane, Ayden. Attractions will include bluegrass music by Calico Creek, carnival games and prizes, bounce houses, free food, a magic show, hot rod cars, a hayride and an outdoor movie. Door prizes will be given away and the grand prize is a 50-inch LED TV. Call 756-3377.

NAACP banquet

The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $55 per person at the door. The theme will be “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box.” The guest speaker will be Virginia Hardy, vice chancellor of Student Affairs at ECU. Proceeds from the banquet help provide college scholarships to deserving high school seniors and are also used to fight to end poverty throughout Pitt County. Contact Beatrice A. Henderson at 355-2572 or 814-9012 or at ccbea@suddenlink for more information.


The Evensong service at 5 p.m. on Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 East Fourth St., will be led by oboist Peter Morey, St. Paul’s organ scholar. All are welcome. Call 752-3482, visit the church on Facebook or visit stpaulsepiscopal.com. 

Boating course

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron will offer a basic boating educational course from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. Cost is $25 or $40 per couple sharing materials. To register email pspsed@gmail.com or call 964-3009. Deadline for registration is Sunday.

Historical and Arts Society meeting

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will hold a membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. The speaker will be LeRae Umfleet, who currently works with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and oversees commemorative activities and outreach programs across the state. His topic will be “North Carolina in the Great War” and he will discuss N.C.’s contributions to the WWI effort. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, or to schedule private tours, call 321-2660.

Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army needs 1,000 volunteers to ring the bells at red kettles during the upcoming holiday season. The Salvation Army can accommodate large and small groups: families, individuals, youth groups, schools, men’s and women’s clubs, fraternities, sororities or anyone who has the heart and desire to serve. Ringers can rotate every hour. Bell ringing begins on Nov. 9 and ends on Christmas Eve. For information, details or to sign up, call Stephanie McKenzie at The Salvation Army, 756-3388.