Updated: May 22, 2013
The Annual Poppy Drive will be held through Sunday, May 26th. Four Oaks Auxiliary members will be taking donations.
There will be a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Tart Building in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium Lobby on the campus of Johnston Community College in Smithfield. There will be a variety of workshops and many local companies and organizations represented.
Budgetwise: Surviving In A Tough Economy will be conducted at the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Building on Highway 1010 out of Smithfield onThursday, May 23rd. The session will be held from 5:30pm - 7:00pm and are free. Individuals are asked to pre-register by calling Jayne McBurney at 919-989-5380.
The Four Oaks American Legion Post 346 & Auxiliary will have their Annual Memorial Service in Barbour's Grove Park in Four Oaks at 4:00pm on Sunday, May 26th. They will be honoring all veterans with a reception following the program.
The Cleveland Fire Department will hold a Public Hearing for the purposes of receiving public input and discussion on the fire tax rate of the McLemore Fire District, as well as the future of fire services in the community. The hearing will begin at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 28th at the Cleveland Fire Station #1, located at 9039 Cleveland Road. Immediately following the public hearing, the Cleveland Fire Department will have an Open House of Station #1.
Volunteers of Banner Unit 109 American Legion Auxiliary will be celebrating Poppy Days in observance of Memorial Day through Thursday, May 30th.
Relay For Life Team #5 is selling Raffle Tickets for various prizes. Tickets are $1 each, 8 for $5, or 25 for $10. For tickets, call 919-963-2197 or 919-963-3165. Drawings will be held at the Relay For Life, which will be Friday, May 31st - Saturday, June 1st at SSS High School.
Carolina Mayhem Fastpitch Softball Organization is expanding the team for the fall season by adding Carolina Mayhem 05. They are looking for girls who were born in 2005-2006 for individual tryouts. Carolina Mayhem is a Christian based organization showcasing fastpitch softball players. For more information, visit www.carolinamayhem.net or carolinamayhemfastpitch.com .
Corinth Holders Fire Department is selling Reflective Address Signs for $15 each. To order directly, call 919-612-8282. These signs allow public safety agencies to respond and locate your home quicker, in the event of an emergency.
The Johnston County Relay For Life will be held on Friday, May 31st - Saturday, June 1st at Smithfield Selma High School. Events will begin on Friday at 5:00pm and last through 5:00pm on Saturday. For more information, visit www.jcncrelay.org
The Professional Photographers of North Carolina will hold their Spring Seminar at Johnston Community College in Smithfield on Sunday, June 2nd - Monday, June 3rd. Registration is available at www.ppofnc.com . Individuals can click on "education" and then "eastern seminar" for a complete brochure.
Banner Post 109 American Legion & Auxiliary will sponsor an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 6th at the Benson American Legion Building on Highway 301 in Benson from 2:00pm - 6:30pm. Appointments are available by calling 919-894-4261 or 919-632-0783.
The Johnston County Animal Protection League will have a Dog Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, June 8th at 805 Town Centre Blvd. in Clayton from 8:00am - 1:00pm. Money raised will benefit the JCAPL, which is dedicated to promoting animal welfare in Johnston County.
There will be a Car Show & Auction on Saturday, June 8th at Dunn-Benson Ford in Dunn. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Autism Society of North Carolina. Registration will be held beginning at 9:00am. The Dunn-Benson Ford is located at 1700 West Cumberland Street in Dunn. For more information, call 919-868-7984.
The 93rd Annual State Singing Convention will be held on Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd at the Benson Singing Grove on East Main Street. On Friday night, there will be music beginning at 7:00pm with The Dennis Family, The Littles, The Vintage Quartet, Crimson Cross, Heart's Song, & The Eddie Reynolds Trio. On Saturday, round robin singing begins at 10:00am. The Wilmington Celebration Choir will sing Saturday night at 6:30pm followed by Jeff & Sheri Easter. Competition continues on Sunday with awards in the afternoon. Groups wishing to sing in competition are asked to visit the website for registration information. The website is www.gospelsingingconvention.org
Johnston County 4-H will be taking a group of youth to 4-H Camp in July. The cost is $425 and there are opportunities to sponsor children. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, call Lori McBryde at 919-989-5380.
The non-profit group "Those Behind The Badge" based out of Princeton, is now having a Raffle Sale for $2,000 worth of jewelry. Tickets are $5. For tickets, call Casey at 919-440-4121, Phyllis at 919-915-6788, Bobbie Lynn at 252-205-4697, or Keith at 252-205-7768. The drawing will be held in Selma on December 7th at 7:00pm. All proceeds will go to Christmas For Kids-Shop With A Cop Program to purchase presents and toys for underpriviledged children.
The Salvation Army is in need of clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, recreational items, and working appliances. Donations are accepted from Monday through Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm. In Johnston County, call 919-934-9641 and in Harnett County, call 910-891-1777.