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Church plans food giveaway

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By Faith Original Free Will Baptist Church, 4667 Evansdale Road, will have a food giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Recipients are asked to bring boxes and containers. For more information, call Judy Langston at 252-814-7657.

Household item giveaway set Saturday

LUCAMA — First Missionary Baptist Church, 6161 Lucama Road, will hold its annual giveaway 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. Items available are clothes, shoes, appliances, household items and more. For more information, call Sandra Sutton at 252-230-9002.

Wilson Idol signup deadline nears

The deadline to sign up for Wilson Idol talent search is Friday, Aug. 17. The show will be held Sept. 8 at Fike High School. For more information, contact Mildred Summerville at 252-230-2689 or email wilsonidol2013@gmail.com.

Back-to-school bash planned

The Original Rose of Sharon Church Ministries and Dior’s House of Weave of Wilson will host a back to school bash 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Warren Street Park, 501 Bruton St. W., with free food, a health clinic, haircuts and styles for kids, music, school supplies and backpack giveaways. For more information, call Katrina at 252-341-3659 or Toya at 252-674-7013.

Ag teacher to discuss vegetable gardens

Bryant Glover, an agriculture teacher at Beddingfield High School, will give a presentation on soul food vegetable gardens from 5:15 - 6:15 Monday, Aug. 20 at the Wilson County Agriculture Center, 1806 Goldsboro St.

Back-to-school giveaway slated

The Christ Temple of Praise Church and Beta Beta Beta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold a back-to-school giveaway from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at the future home of Christ Temple of Praise Church, 700 U.S. 301 North. For more information, call Janet Frazier at 252-315-8320.

Homeschool sports tryouts scheduled

DASH, the Downeast Association of Sports for Homeschoolers, has scheduled tryouts for the upcoming basketball season at 11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 27 and 29 and Friday, Aug. 31 at The SPOT in Wilson. Tryouts are open to boys and girls ages 10-18 who will be homeschooled this school year. For more information, call John Skinner at 252-235-7007.

—From staff reports