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Nov. 6 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of bright golden-orange pumpkins, taken at the Winterville farmers market in October.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Souls to the Polls

The Transportation Ministry of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will participate in “Souls to the Polls.” Souls to the Polls is an ecumenical movement to combat voter disenfranchisement by providing free transportation to and from a person’s voting precinct. Persons who need a ride to the polls should call the church at 752-4156, Ext. 228, and leave their name, phone number and address. They will be contacted to confirm their pick-up.

Kiwanis meeting

Kiwanis Club of Greenville will meet at noon at the G K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. The program will be by Maj. Connie Morris of the Pitt County Salvation Army on the work of the organization, especially as it pertains to fundraising and addressing the Greenville community's needs during the holiday season. All are welcome and lunch will be served. Contact Ernie Marshall, program chairman, at 916-5462.

Tar River Beekeepers

The Tar River Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pitt County Extension Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. The meeting will start with a potluck supper. A very short business meeting will follow for election of 2019 officers followed by an open forum to share new ideas. Members are encouraged to bring honey, creamed honey, baked goods and mead for members to sample as well as items made from other hive products to show what all can be done with bees and beehives. Visit the Tar River Beekeepers on Facebook.

Coming Up

Chili cook-off

Greenville Fire/Rescue will host its annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Fire/Rescue Station No. 1, 500 S. Greene St. Chili, hot dogs, banana pudding and baked goods will be available. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Pitt County. Visit GFR on Facebook.

Craft festival

First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14th St., will hold the 11th Annual Fine Craft and Art Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will feature original hand-crafted holiday gifts, jewelry, pottery, wood and wearable art. Bakery items and Brunswick stew will also be available. On Saturday chicken barbecue plates will be for sale. Proceeds go towards missions. Visit www.firstchristiangreenville.org.

Bell ringing

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church Street, will join bell ringing across the state for the Armistice Day Centennial at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Bells will toll in unison across North Carolina and throughout the world at the same time to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day. The Museum will be open from 3-5 p.m. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. For more information or to schedule private and group tours, call 321-2660.

Winterville Veterans Day

Winterville will celebrate Veterans Day at 2 p.m. on Monday in front of the town’s Public Safety building, 2593 Railroad St. In the event of rain, the event will move inside the fire department. The guest speaker will be Farmville town commissioner John Moore, a veteran of Desert Storm. The Tim Sutton Trio will perform. The Winterfille Ruritan will host the event with Keith Knox, president, serving as emcee. Call Tony Moore at 341-7457 or contact him at tony.moore@wintervillenc.com.

Sierra Club Meeting

The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at 131 Oakmont Drive. The guest speaker will be Peter Boettger who will present a program about oysters on the Pamlico River. This meeting is free and open to the public. Call Cindy Elmore at 258-3329.

Senior Council Trip

The Farmville Senior Council will attend a cooking class and lunch at Spice Bouquet in Kinston at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. The class features a broad line of spices, herbs and seasonings that can be used to make many quick, delicious and healthy meals at home. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $20. Money can be delivered to Cathy Holmes at 145 Holloman Farm Road, Farmville, or other Senior Council members. Space on the van is limited. Call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.