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July 20 Community News


Marian Swinker of Winterville shared this photo of a robin creating a bird bath splash in a pool on the rocks on June 12 at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania.


Saturday, July 20, 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 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.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m on Saturday. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 689-6590.

Candidate meet-and-greet 

Ayden Democrats will host a meet-and-greet with Allen Thomas, candidate for NC's Third Congressional District, from 9-10 a.m. at Gwendy's Goodies Bakery, 514 Second St., in Ayden. Refreshments will be served and all Democrats are welcome to attend this free event.

BBQ Fundraiser 

The Greenville Moose Legion Committee will hold a BBQ chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly in Ayden, 144 W. Third St. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Moose Family Center at 5393 Reedy Branch Road in Winterville.

Community cookout

The United Social Club will hold its annual free community cookout noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest Park, 2418 Carmon St., Winterville. The event will feature free hot dogs and other food, bounce houses, music and more. The event is sponsored by Nulook Bounce-N-Party. It is open to everyone.

Veterans host bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 252-758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Coming up 

Winterville museum

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society membership meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St. in Winterville. The meeting will feature a blues and jazz musical performance by a trio from the Pitt Community College Music Department. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 252-321-2660.

Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council's monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. All seniors age 60 and over are welcome to attend this meeting, where future day trips will be discussed. Transportation can be arranged; for more information, call Cathy Holmes at 252-714-5930.

Human trafficking 101 

NC Stop Human Trafficking will hold a Human Trafficking 101 community training event from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The training will provide information on what human trafficking is, what it looks like in Eastern North Carolina, what the red flags and warning signs are, what to do to report human trafficking and how residents can become involved in the anti-human trafficking movement. This free event is open to the public, but registration is required at https://humantrafficking101greenville.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

Networking event

BB&T and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a business networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. August 1st at Ron Ayers Motorsports, 1929 N. Memorial Drive. Attendees will be able to meet and promote their businesses in a relaxed social atmosphere. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.