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Sept. 14 Community News


Teresa Surratt shared this photo of some Lycoris plants that have been in bloom this week in her garden. Its common names are spider lily, surprise lily or resurrection lily, to name a few. However, the one common name that fits best for Sept. 5 is hurricane lily.


Saturday, September 14, 2019



Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. Call 689-6590.

Open paddle

A Time for Science offers open paddle on the kayak pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Grifton Center, 949 Contentnea Lane. Cost is $10 per kayak rental. For more information, email Sam Eubanks sam@atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

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 758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Coming Up

Latino festival

AMEXCAN will host the 2019 Latino Festival from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 on the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The festival will feature games, food, music. The purpose of the event is to celebrate diversity and share cultures. Nonprofit organizations, businesses and musical groups interested are invited to participate. Call 258-9967 or visit amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Chicken fundraiser

Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 Church St., will sponsor a Chicken-on-a-Mission Fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 21. The $8 meal will include a half chicken, potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert and drinks for those dining in. Dine in, take out and drive-thru are all available. Proceeds will benefit local missions, such as building ramps for those who need them and meeting other needs. The event will include an auction of handmade items, wood crafts and quilts at 6:30 p.m.

CFVP Luncheon

The Center for Family Violence Prevention will hold the Domestic Violence Impact Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the Greenville Convention Center. The keynote speaker will share his personal story of losing his mother to domestic violence. The event is to raise awareness of domestic violence and to raise funds to support the center’s mission of education, prevention, safe housing and service to victims. Contact Donna Raynor at dvimpact@c4fvp.org to register or get more information.

Quilt show

The Greater Greenville Quilt Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 at First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14 St. Admission fee is $5. The quilt festival is two full days of raffles, quilts, refreshments and more.


The Council on Aging, 4551, County Home Road, will hold an “Oktoberfest” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28. The event will feature food, craft vendors, a cornhole tournament and live entertainment. Lunch tickets for $15 are on sale now at the COA. All proceeds benefit the COA’s home-delivered meals program. Call 752-1717.

Freedom fund banquet

The Pitt County chapter of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The keynote speaker will be N.C. Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan and the theme for this year’s banquet is “When We Fight, We Win.” Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door and $360 for a table of eight. Tickets for this semi-formal gala can be purchased by calling 355-2572 or 814-9012. Deadline for purchasing tickets and ads for the souvenir program is Sept. 28.

Harvest Fest

Exalted World Ministries, 2816 N.C. 903 North, Stokes, will host a Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 5. The event will feature food, crafts, a bouncy house, barbecue chicken, baked goods, hot fish and kettle popcorn. Free space is being offered to entrepreneurs. Call 757-2701.

Karen Eckert can be reached at 252-329-9565 or at keckert@reflector.com.