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Oct. 20 Community News


Irene Cannon sent in this photo of a gorgeous sunset over Cannon's Crossroads on Oct. 13.


Saturday, October 20, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook. 

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Fall Festival 

A Fall Festival will be held at 4 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 114 Faith Baptist Lane, Ayden. Attractions 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 or visit Faith Baptist Church on Facebook.

NAACP banquet

The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. 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 Dr. 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.

Coming Up

Breast cancer awareness

Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson, will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The speaker will be Toni Wilson of Greenville, a breast cancer survivor. Worshipers are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Everyone is invited to attend. For further information, contact Pastor Barry Keith Berryhill Sr. at 814-4050.

Lobster fair

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St., will host its annual Lobster Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27. The event will include children's activities, a hay ride and inflatable attractions. Order lobsters by Sunday for live or freshly cooked lobsters at $16 each. On the day of the event, lobster or shrimp meals will be available for $20. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods and casseroles will also be available. Visit www.st-tim.org.


Sheppard Memorial Library’s Bookmobile will be at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursday. Visitors to the bookmobile will be able to check out and return books, obtain a library card and reserve books. Call 752-1717.

Interfaith Clergy meeting

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin County will hold their last meeting of the year from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday,at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. The meeting will be hosted by Pastor Eve C. Rogers. For more information, contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or email deskcon2007@gmail.com.

Farmville Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Community Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. Seniors, age 60 and older, are welcome to attend. The group will discuss the recent trip to the N.C. State Fair and future trips. The Council is providing daily morning transportation to and from the Senior Center. For more information, call Cathy at 714-5930.

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

The Pitt County Domestic Violence Network will hold its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Superior Courtroom 1 at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. The vigil will remember and honor the lives lost to domestic violence in Pitt County since the year 2000. Call 758-4400 for more information.