Community Briefs: Applications for mortgage-free veterans' home due Monday

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Total Impact will hold a community cleanup day beginning 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 with free food and clothes available at 1719 Black Creek Road. For more information, call 252-363-9422.

Veteran home applications due Monday

Operation Homefront will provide a mortgage-free Wilson home to the family of a veteran or active-duty military servicemember and is accepting applications through Monday, Aug. 20. To apply for the program or to obtain more information, visit www.homesonthehomefront.org.

Church plans fish fry plate sale

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 209 Pender St., will have a fish fry plate sale 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Plates are $8 each and will consist of fried fish, two vegetables, hushpuppies or bread and cake. For more information, call Janet Davis at 252-292-5776 or Arlean Sneed at 252-236-3159.

Music for Hope concert scheduled

The Music for Hope concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 in the sanctuary of First Christian Church, 207 Tarboro St. N. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. prior to the concert in the fellowship hall with refreshments served. Dessert will follow the concert and winners can pick up silent auction items at this time. Admission to both events is free.

Gospel concert planned Aug. 25

As part of the Summer Sounds Benefit Concert Series, the Arts Council of Wilson will present the Praise Gospel Singers with special guest Bill Myers at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 each at the door and can purchased in advance by visiting the Boykin Center box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or by calling 252-291-4329. All proceeds will go toward upgrading the Boykin Center’s sound system.

Church hosting spaghetti fundraiser

SARATOGA — Saratoga Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6801 N.C. 222 E., will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Bella Duff 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Duff has been diagnosed with small-fiber neuropathy and needs to be treated at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in Florida. The spaghetti dinner will assist the family with medical expenses. For more information, call Lewis Forsythe or Shirley Forsythe at 919-920-4110.

Barbecue plate sale fundraiser planned

ELM CITY — Refuge Trinity Holiness Church, 6108 Justin Trail, will have a barbecue plate sale from noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Plates will include pork barbecue, slaw, two vegetables, roll and dessert for $8 each. All proceeds will go to support the Rev. Sonny Griswold and his wife Hope on a mission trip to Africa. Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, Sept. 4. To order tickets, call Lori Parrish at 252-373-4208 or 252-265-7850.

Tractor Supply seeks farmers market vendors

Tractor Supply Co. is seeking local vendors to participate in its fall farmers market at the Wilson store on Saturday, Sept. 22. Vendors can register at TSCEventPartners.com or by calling the Wilson store at 252-237-4392. Vendor registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 19.