Community Briefs: HBCU college fair set for Tuesday

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Miss Bailey to be crowned today

BAILEY — The Miss Bailey Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Southern Nash High School, 6446 Southern Nash High Road. For more information, call Cecil Hawley at 252-235-6270.

Food pantry seeks donations

Lots of Love Outreach Ministry is requesting canned food donations to assist families displaced due to house fires. Donations will be accepted at New Beginnings Deliverance Church Ministry, 4813 Tartts Mill Road, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The church will be open to receive donations from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday.

HBCU college fair set Tuesday

The John W. Jones historically black colleges and universities college fair for all middle and high school students will be held 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road.

Students needing help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form will be able to receive assistance. Parents and students will need to bring copies of their W-2s and 2015 income tax forms. For more information, call 252-235-8973.

Retired school personnel to meet

The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Senior Citizens Activity Center on Goldsboro Street. The meeting will include a presentation on the Children’s Hunger Elimination of Wilson charity. All retirees are invited to attend.

Reentry council plans meeting

The Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Reentry Council will meet from 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Frank L. Eagles Business Center on the campus of Wilson Community College, 902 Herring Ave. E. For more information, call Bettie Applewhite at 252-290-5872 or email bapplewhite001@nc.rr.com.

Garden club to hold auction

SARATOGA — The Saratoga Garden Club will have an auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the old fire station at the corner of Main Street and N.C. 222.

Auction items include holiday crafts and decorations, baked goods and gifts. Door prizes will be given. For more information, call Martha Cayton at 252-290-1368.

Youth crime panels plan meeting

ROCKY MOUNT — The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at East Carolina Ag and Education Center.

Christmas tree sales open Thursday

Wilson Optimist clubs will begin their annual Christmas tree sales from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The Breakfast Optimist Club’s tree lot is on the corner of Forest Hills Road and Raleigh Road Parkway and the Evening Optimist Club will sell trees from the corner of North Carolina Avenue and Nash Street.

Regular hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-9 p.m. Sundays. Wreaths and bows will be available in addition to Christmas trees. All proceeds will go to support the youth of Wilson County.

Church plans harvest day sale

ELM CITY — Temperance Hall United Methodist Church, 3834 Temperance Hall Road, will have a harvest day sale and supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 with barbecue and Brunswick stew served for eat-in and take-out diners.

The cost is $7 per plate and the harvest day sale will follow the supper For more information, call 252-442-8528.

Auto Store offers turkey dinners

Each of the four Auto Store group locations will be giving out 100 Thanksgiving dinners at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, for a total of 400 turkeys with all the fixin’s. The drive-thru dinner distribution is first-come, first-served.

Locations are 1600 Forest Hills Road, Wilson; 1926 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville; 827 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville; and 4002 S. Memorial Drive, Winterville.

Bridge club names recent winners

Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club winners for Nov. 7, North/South, are Dana Conn and Heather Pierce, first; Betty Bikle and Frank Eagles, second; and Lynda Land and Beverly Wells, third. East/West winners are Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, first; Frances Jilcott and Jeannie Exum, second; and Katie and John Covington, third.

Winners for Nov. 9 are Harriet Glover and Marcia Irvin, first; Helen Paszek and Carolyn Griffin, second; Judy and Sim Wooten, third; and Janet Gresham and Martha Walston, fourth.