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April 26 Community News


Cherry Thomas sent in this photo of the Old Green Street Bridge, taken by granddaughter Camryn Thomas.


Friday, April 26, 2019


Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended. Blood drives at additional locations are listed at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767.

AARP Driver Safety Event

The AARP of Greenville will host a driver safety CarFit event from 9 a.m.-noon at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 752-1717.

Food distribution

Staton Mill Road Comunity Outreach Inc., a division of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Flemming School Road, will hold a food distribution from 5-7 p.m. Call Larry Chance at 327-8208.

Coming Up

River cleanup

■The 11th annual Tar-Pamlico River Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Volunteers will meet at Port Terminal Boat Ramp, 940 Port Terminal Road, for a water-based cleanup. A land-based cleanup along the water will begin at Fourth and North Brown streets in Washington. Volunteers are asked to bring their own canoe, kayak, or jon boat if possible for the Greenville cleanup; some kayaks will be available through Knee Deep Adventures and Sound Rivers. Visit www.soundrivers.org or call 946-7211.

■ Sound Rivers will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Uptown Brewing Company, 418 Evans St. Events are scheduled as follows: social time and Q & A session with the Neuse and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeepers from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; annual meeting and awards presentation from 5:30-6 p.m. and a barbecue dinner and fundraiser from 6-7 p.m. Sounds Rivers is a non-profit organization dedicated to monitoring, protecting and enhancing both the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. Visit www.soundrivers.org or call 946-7211.

Craft fair

The St. Peter Creative Fellowship Craft Group will hold their Spring Craft Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St. Items for sale include jewelry, pottery, art and other crafts from vendors. The event will also feature a bake sale, plant sale and used books.

Blood drive

St. Peter’s Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 2866 Seven Pines Road, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the church’s fellowship hall. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

New Hope Fundraiser

New Hope Outreach Ministries, 101-B White Hollow Drive, will have a fundraiser dinner sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The dinner will offer a choice of ribs, grilled chicken or fish and will include string beans, coleslaw, potatoes and cake. A regular dinner (choice of one meat) will cost $10; a large dinner (choice of one meat) will cost $12; and a combo dinner (choice of two meats) will cost $12. Call Theresa Purnell at 714-3296.

Fish fry

Fleming Chapel will have a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until all the fish is gone) on Saturday at the car wash next door to Warren’s Hot Dogs, 1321 N. Memorial Drive. A sandwich and a drink will be available for $5. Visit the church’s Facebook page.

Child abuse awareness 

The Pitt County Dept. of Social Services will hold its first ever Awareness Festival to promote child abuse awareness and prevention resources from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Town Common, 101 E. First St. The festival will feature music, public speakers and family-friendly events along with local food and resource vendors. DSS will offer presentations throughout the event to inform and equip attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to identify and prevent child abuse in their community. Visit https://www.pittcountync.gov/768/Child-Abuse-Prevention-Month or call 902-1110.