Community Briefs: Wilson Community College to mark Constitution Day

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WCC marking Constitution Day 

Wilson Community College will host a Constitution Day celebration from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the DelMastro Auditorium.

The WCC Student Government Association is hosting the event, which will feature presentations about the Constitution from students, staff and faculty to increase attendees’ awareness of constitutional rights and the law. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Caitlin Fowler, campus student engagement coordinator, at 252- 246-1343, or Wendy Grode, paralegal technology instructor, at 252-246-1304.

Flywheel club to tour 911 center

The 4-H Flywheel Electric Club will be touring the Wilson County Emergency Communications Center and Wilson County EMS at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. All home-schooled students ages 8-19 are invited to attend. Parents are required to stay with their students. To attend, contact Donna Flowers at 252-289-0034 or email 4HFlywheel@gmail.com.

Church to hold health fair

Brown Chapel Church located at 1507 Hadley St. will have a health fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. This event is free to the public.

Fike class of ‘87 reunion slated Saturday

The Fike High School class of 1987 will hold its 30th class reunion from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 16 at Daniels Casual Fine Dining in the Brentwood Shopping Center with a DJ, light appetizers and cash bar. 

The cost is $25 per person in advance if paid by check. Make check to Elizabeth Harrison c/o Carnela Hill, P.O. Box 40475, Raleigh, NC 27629; $26 per person in advance if by PayPal — www.paypal.me/fike1987 and $35 per person at the door. 

Other weekend events include Friday happy hour, the Fike football game and a Saturday afternoon family event. For more information, contact Elizabeth Harrison at eh@harrisonlegal.com.

Ag center to host housing workshop

The Wilson County Agriculture Center will host a housing education workshop for residents of Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties from  6:15-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the center’s 1806 Goldsboro St. SW auditorium.

KS Bank schedules food drive

KS Bank located at 2846 Ward Blvd. will have a food drive Friday, Sept. 22. All canned goods will be donated to Open Door Community Outreach Center. Free barbecue sandwiches will be provided 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for donated cans or monetary gifts.

Wilson Value Drug to host med drop

Wilson Value Drug Store located at 404 Nash St. E. will have a medicine drop for any unused or expired medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Free food and beverages will be provided for all participants.

Church plans family fun day

St. Paul Church of Christ, 4009 Lake Wilson Road, will have a family and friends fun day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with free food, fire truck, motorcycle and Mustang displays, drones, games, dunking booth, a bounce house, horses, pie-eating contest, tug of war and hayrides. Attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs.

Fike High holding mattress sale fundraiser

Fike High School, 500 Harrison Drive, will hold a mattress sale fundraiser to benefit its band program from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the school gym.

Elm City class of ‘77 schedules reunion

ELM CITY — The Elm City High School class of 1977 will hold its 40th reunion from 6-10 p.m. at the historic train depot in Elm City. The event will be catered and a DJ will be on hand. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact William Stewart Sharpe at 252-955-9406.

Hospice agency seeks volunteers

Community Home Care and Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate individuals to become companions to Hospice patients in their homes or facilities. Training is free. For more information, call Faye Wheeler at 252-291-5353.

Bridge club names recent winners

Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club winners for Sept. 5, North/South, were Jeff Gates and Jim Cash, first; Frances Jilcott and Cathy Howell, second; and Sharon Foster and Helen Paszek, third. East/West winners were Charlotte Weathers and Richard Moore, first; Nancy Thompson and Mable Gray Henry, second; Betty Bikle and Frank Eagles, third; and Watson Barnes and John Covington, fourth. 

Winners for Sept. 7 were Ann Griffin and Richard Moore, first; Frank Eagles and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Phyllis Winstead and Jeff Gates, third; Lynda Land and Louise Watson, fourth; Judy and Sim Wooten, fifth; Heather Pierce and Dana Conn, sixth; and Katie Covington and Agnes Cherry, seventh.  

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 14, Nancy Thompson will teach beginning duplicate bridge lessons from 10:30 a.m.to noon. Call Thompson at 252-991-3242 to sign up for these free bridge lessons.


From staff reports