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Memorial giveaway set for Wednesday
Relatives of the late Betty D.F. Thomas are holding a memorial giveaway at two Wilson County locations on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in honor of Thomas’ birthday.
Items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8-10 a.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church, 311 Church St. in Stantonsburg, and from noon to 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. in Wilson. Thomas’ daughter Taforrest Parrott said stores in Georgia, where she lives, donated various items for the giveaway.
Each participant is asked to bring six cans of nonperishable food, which will be donated to Wilson Community College’s food pantry. Those who donate food will receive a raffle ticket for a Myrtle Beach weekend trip.
Dance-a-thon benefits Fike band
The Fike High School band will have a dance-a-thon from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Fike High School cafeteria, 500 Harrison Drive. The $20 entry fee includes registration, water and raffle entry. There’s a $5 discount for Wilson County Schools teachers and students with ID. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. All profits will help the Fike High School band purchase new instruments.
Church to hold climate change discussion
ROCKY MOUNT — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will host a moderated discussion, “Can Climate Change Promote World Peace?” at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. For more information, call 252-977-6023.
Register of deeds to address genealogical society
The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Wilson County Register of Deeds office, 101 Goldsboro St. Register of Deeds Lisa J. Stith will give a presentation on deed records, birth and death records, marriage licenses, grave removal records and survey plats. She will explain how to locate these documents using indexes and how to request copies.
Attendees will be able to access the building, by stairs or by elevator, off Goldsboro Street at 6:40 p.m. On-street parking is available at no charge. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.
Church plans Relay for Life fundraiser
NASHVILLE — Sandy Cross United Methodist Church’s “Fruit of the Spirit” Relay for Life team will have a sausage, egg and pancake supper fundraiser from 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the 3725 Sandy Cross Road church. The cost is $7 for all you can eat and diners will pay at the door. Takeout will be available. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Gary Smith at 252-908-2941 or Dale Poland at 252-903-0172.
Bridge club announces results
Wilson Duplicate Club results for Jan. 14, North/South, are Betty Banks and Frank Eagles, first; Marsha Irvin and Harriet Glover, second; Helen Paszek and Carolyn Griffin, third; and Judy and Sim Wooten, fourth. East/West results are Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, first; Nancy Marlowe and Dot Boyette, second; Al Takemota and Bill Warren, third; and Betty Jon Smith and Agnes Cherry, fourth.
Results for Jan. 16, North/South, are Lynda Land and Jerry Woodard, first; Judy and Sim Wooten, second; Mary Jane Jenkins and Penny Barnhill, third; and Sharon Foster and Carolyn Griffin, fourth. East/West results are Nancy Thompson and Ann Ipock, first; Frank Eagles and Janet Gresham, second; Katie Covington and Betty Jon Smith, third; and Norma Scalf and Mabel Gray Henry, fourth.
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