Community Briefs: Woodard campaign holding plate sale Friday

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Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard’s campaign will hold a grilled barbecue pork chop dinner fundraser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at campaign headquarters, 1435 Ward Blvd. in the former Parkwood Mall.

Plates are $8 each and consist of a grilled pork chop, boiled potatoes, string beans, a dessert, dinner roll and lemonade.

Boy Scouts plan car wash, yard sale

Boy Scout Troop 89 will be holding a car wash and yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot behind Winstead United Methodist Church at 1407 Tarboro St., starting at 8 a.m.

Cars will be hand-washed by the scouts for donations to Troop 89’s general fund. The boys will also have baked goods for sale.

Spaces for the yard sale are available for $20. For more information or to buy a space for the yard sale, contact Paul Durham at 252-230-8059.

Church seeks supplies for New Bern storm victims

Rosebud Baptist Church north of Wilson is partnering with New Bern church to collect disaster relief supplies for Hurricane Florence victims in the hard-hit river town through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Needed items include cleaning supplies such as bleach, scouring pads, sponges, brooms, dustpans, mops, buckets and latex gloves; first aid kits; bottled water and nonperishable food; personal hygiene items and food storage and preparation supplies. For a full list, visit www.rosebudchurch.com or find Rosebud Church on Facebook.

Pastor Donnie Price said items will be shipped to New Life Church in New Bern.

Youth fishing day rescheduled

Wilson County Ducks Unlimited’s Pittman, Pierce, Johnson Greenwing fishing day has been delayed a week due to Hurricane Florence.

The youth fishing festival is planned for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Pittman family farm on Wiggins Mill Road, Wilson.

Kids can learn how to fish in stocked ponds with their own rods, reels and tackle given out at the annual event. The $10 admission fee buys kids an afternoon of fun and refreshments, including fishing, a BB range, bounce houses, a K-9 demonstration, hayrides and hot dogs.

For information, call Chelsey Griffith at 252-289-7060 or visit the Wilson County Ducks Unlimited Facebook page.

Girls’ Night Out planned Oct. 4

Wilson Outpatient Imaging Center will hold a Girls’ Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Gracie’s Village Shops. Women are invited to enjoy refreshments and discounts while learning about breast cancer risks and the importance of screening mammograms.

Farmer-Butterfield to address NAACP

State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, will update community members on education issues discussed during the 2018 legislative session at the Wilson branch of the NAACP’s next meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church, 571 Nash St. SE.

Relief donations for storm victims sought

Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home at Evergreen Memorial Park is collecting donations for Hurricane Florence victims through Monday, Oct. 15.

Items requested include nonperishable food, bottled water, mops, bleach and other cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off at Thomas-Yelverton, 2704 Nash St. N., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call the funeral home at 252-243-4100.

Hospital plans breast cancer seminar

Dr. Jeff Jones will lead an educational discussion on breast cancer at Wilson Medical Center’s Living Well seminar scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Wilson Country Club. The event will feature a fashion show, vendor fair, refreshments and door prizes.

Admission is free, but registration is requested by Friday, Oct. 12. To register, call 252-399-8484.