Updated: March 30th, 2015
The South Johnston High School FFA Alumni will hold its biannual meeting in the cafeteria of South Johnston High Schoolon Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 pm. RSVPs are requested by Sunday, March 29th to plan for the meal. If you are interested in attending or serving as a meal sponsor for the SJHS FFA Alumni meeting or if you have any questions please send an email to SJHSFFAAlumni@gmail.com
Eastern Carolina Medical Center is sponsoring a community Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 1st, from 2:00 until 6:00 pm at The Benson American Legion Building which is located U.S. 301 (605 N. Wall Street) just North of downtown. Benson. The coordinator, Helen Smith, can be reached at 919-894-4261, cell 919-632-0783. Her e-mail is email@example.com.
Burnell Baptist Church will have an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 4th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. There will be games, egg hunts, and lots of fun for all ages. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Rev. Jessie Brock at 919-894-1418 for more informaiton. The church is located at 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks
Animal Life Inc will have a Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Tractor Supply in Dunn on 4-4 from 10:00-4:00. Pets from the Animal Life Inc will be on hand looking for their forever homes. There will be a dog treat hunt, egg hunt, raffle, bake sale, clown, vendors, band and a car show. For more information call 919-720-1475.
The Salvation Army, located in Smithfield, will have a Fundraiser Luncheon on Wednesday, April 8th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost is $6.00 per plate. Please call 919 934-9102 if you need information.
The 9th Annual Gary Blackmon Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 10th at Reedy Creek Golf Course. Registration time is 12 noon. Tee time is 1:00 PM. A scholarship has been established at South Johnston High School for a Senior athlete who exemplifies the traits of pride, sportsmanship and character. To secure your spot in the tournament, contact Debbie Blackmon at 919-963-3513.
The Classic Antique Tractor Show is accepting applications for vendors for its show on April 10th and 11th at the Chamber Park and Arena in Benson. There will also be a huge Swap Meet and with free rental spaces. For more information call the Benson Chamber of Chamber office at 919-894-3825 or go to www.benson-chamber.com.
Hands Of Protection, Inc. is having their 4th Annual "Walk to Prevent Child Abuse" on Saturday, April 11th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Neuse River Amphitheater located at 298 S. Front Street in Smithfield. HOP is an advocacy group for the prevention of child abuse. Proceeds from the walk are contributed to other agencies such as Safe Child and our local DSS office to aid with making our community aware of the many circumstances surrounding child abuse. There will be refreshments, entertainment, a Kidz Zone and information and awareness booths on many other issues we face in our communities today.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes invites nominations for its 2015 awards. The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. This year the Prize goes paperless with a fully electronic nomination process. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 15th. For more information and to nominate, visit http://www.barronprize.org/
The Johnston County Republican Women (JCRW) will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 16th at Golden Corral in Smithfield. A Dutch dinner starts at 6:00 pm. The meeting begins at 6:30pm. Hal Weatherman, Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will be the guest speaker. All registered Republican men and women are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Teresa Grant, President, at (919) 606-1070.
The 26th annual Four Oaks Bank Rotary Golf Classic will be held Friday, April 17th beginning at 12 Noon at the Country Club of Johnston County in Smithfield. The event is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Central Johnston County. Proceeds raised will provide scholarships. To sign up for the golf tournament, donate, or become a sponsor call Corina Knott at 252-412-1387 or email Corina@interstateoutdoor.net
The United Methodist Men of Horne Memorial United Methodist Church is having a Peanut Butter And Jelly Food Drive on Friday, April 17th from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm and on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm at Lowes Food Store in Clayton. All donations going to Clayton Area Ministries. Hot gogs, chips and drinks will be for sale by Boy Scouts from 11am-1pm. For more information call Denny Headington at 843-907-2727.
The Benson Foundation For The Arts will present Bye Bye Birdie a 50's Musical Comedy on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 pm at the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in Benson. Admission is $12. Call 919-894-3825 for tickets.
The Benson Area Women's Organization is having a Saturday Shindy on Saturday, April 18th at the Benson American Legion Building on Wall Street in Benson. Join us for fun filled hours of brunch, shopping, speakers, entertainment, door prizes and a fashion show. Tickets are $12 available for purchase at Jenny's Sweet Creations on Main Street in Benson.
The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department will have a BBQ Pork or BBQ Chicken Dinner on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Eat in or take out. plates will be $8 each. The fire department is located at 8525 Old Beulah Road, Kenly.
The West Johnston Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Vendors will include Thirty-one, Scentsy, Tupperware, Initials, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Jamberry, Tastefully Simple, Bows by Bunnyz and many more. For more info Contact Amanda Godwin firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will take place at the West Johnston Fire Station located at 5503 Old Fairground Road, Benson.
The 2015 Down East Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the F. Boyd Lee Park which is located at 5184 Corey Road in Winterville. Registration begins at 9:00 am, opening ceremony at 9:45 am, and the 2K walk to follow at 10:00 am Registration information for the Down East Walk is online at http://web.alsa.org/downeast, or you can call 1-877-568-4347 x 240; or e-mail Jackie@CatfishChapter.org .
The 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00 until 1:00 pm at the Johnston County Livestock Arena located at 520 County Home Road, Smithfield. Some accepted items will include batteries, oil based paints, fluorescent lamps and bulbs, Fuels: gasoline, diesel, kerosene, charcoal lighter and LPG tanks, home pharmaceuticals. For a complete list see www.johnstonnc.com/files/recycling/HCDFAQ.pdf or contact the Johnston County Department of Solid Waste Services at 919-938-4750.
The Gerald Lee Memorial 5k Race will be held on Saturday, April 25th at Four Oaks Elementary School. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. For registration information call Gardner Johnson at 919-963-2165.
West Johnston High School is holding its Annual Classic Car & Truck Show Corn Hole Tournament & Craft Fair on Saturday, May 9th at the school, located at 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson. Proceeds will benefit the WJHS Athletic Booster Club. Call 919-422-3391 or 919-422-8697 for more information
Join Senior Helpers, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and Teepa Snow for two Interactive Sessions related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Tuesday, May 19th at Turner Auditorium at Campbell University. Health care professionals, caregivers and senior advocates are invited to join us from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Families and loved ones are invited to join us from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. There is no cost for this event and you are welcome to join both sessions if you would like. There will be a Meet & Greet with Teepa 30 minutes prior to both sessions. You can RSVP by calling 910-892-2224.
The 95th State Annual Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th. Singing begins Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 10am at at the Benson Singing Grove in Benson. Competition begins at 2pm both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Call 919-894-4389 for more information.
The Smithfield First Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is in need of Volunteers to serve every Monday and/or Thursday. There is a need for cooks, servers, and drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins. For more information, call the church office at 919-934-9771.
The Healing Hope Cancer Support Group sponsored by the Stephen Ministry at Mount Zion United Methodist Church holds meetings each month on the third Monday. Caregivers and family members are invited and encouraged to attend. The church is located at 15772 Highway 50 North, Garner. For more information, call 919-772-8415.
The Johnston County Red Cross is seeking Volunteers to help respond to victims after house fires and provide emergency services to people who are in need. For more information, call 919-719-1703.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is having a Private Applicator Pesticide Re-certification/Safety Class on Thursday, September 10th from 6:30pm until 8:30 pm at the Johnston County Ag Center. Applicators are asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the bar code to class. The Johnston County Ag Center is located at 2736 NC 210 Highway in Smithfield. Please call Tim Britton at 919-989-5380 to check credits.
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