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Around Town — 7-2-12

C’ville celebration
The city of Cherryville will host an Independence Day Celebration Tuesday at the Downtown Mini-Park. The guest DJ is John Barkley and Jim Quick & The Coastline Band will be featured from 6-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m., and food vendors will be set up. Spectators are invited to bring lawn chairs.

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club of Lincolnton and Lincoln County is currently looking for convertibles for this year’s Fourth of July parade since many of the vets are unable to walk. Anyone interested in making their convertible available can contact Tom Hawk at (704) 735-0550 or ThomasRHawk@aol.com.

Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club WWII Veterans of Lincoln County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank to ride in the Fourth of July Parade in Lincolnton, which this year is dedicated to the WWII Veteran’s.

Crouse Parade
Downtown Crouse is hosting its annual Fourth of July parade at 4 p.m. July 4. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hot dogs, soft drinks and other snacks in front of the fire station. Spectators are invited to come watch or join in the parade.

Maiden Parade
The seventh annual Maiden Fourth of July Edith Pirkle Parade will take place 10:30 a.m. July 4. Participants will assemble at 10 a.m. at the Maiden Library. The parade ends at the Cornerstone FLC parking lot, and the program will begin there at 11:15 a.m. Anyone who wants to be in the parade can come and march. The grand marshal for the celebrations will be N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry. For more information, call (828) 428-8551.

July 4th Celebration
The annual Fourth of July celebration in downtown Lincolnton will begin 6 p.m. July 4 with games and activities. The parade will begin at 8 p.m., followed by a memorial ceremony at 9:15 p.m. and fireworks at 9:35 p.m. at the Lincolnton High School stadium.

Cooking class    
Certified Diabetes Educator and Dietician Beth Silvers will host a cooking class and recipe swap of Diabetes-friendly food, which she will prepare at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at Lincoln Medical Plaza in the Dogwood Room, 441 McAlister Rd. For more information, call Valerie at (980) 212-6006.

Kids eat free
Free breakfast is served for children up to 18 years old, Monday-Friday, 9 to 9:30 a.m., and lunch is from 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., at Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Denver Art Trail
The Denver Art Trail is currently looking for new artists for its annual event Oct. 20-21. Two & three-dimensional works will be accepted. A brief bio. and three to four photographs of work must be submitted with the application. Email DenverArtTrail@yahoo.com for an application. Deadline for entries is July 5.

Breakfast buffet
Bethel Baptist Church will be hosting a breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, at 200 Bethel Church Rd. Cost is $6.
For more information, call (980) 241-0982.

Thrift shop yard sale
A community yard sale and celebration of The Thrift Shop’s one-year anniversary will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at 2457 Industrial Park Rd. in Lincolnton. Yard sale spaces available in 10 or 20 ft.- sections. Call (704) 822-8808 for more information.

VBS
Salem Baptist Church will be hosting Amazing Wonders Aviation vacation bible school 5:30 to 8 p.m. starting Sunday, lasting until July 13, at 1982 Salem Church Rd. in Lincolnton. Children two years old and up welcome.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is making a stop at Boger City Baptist Church on Main Street in Lincolnton, 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, July 9.

Scholarship Pageant
Young women ages 17-24 are invited to enter the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant, which is set for July 22 at Gaston College in Dallas. Deadline for paperwork is 5 p.m., Monday, July 9. For more information, call Delores Cox at (704) 827-7277.

Adoption fair
A small, select group of animals from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter are being offered for adoption at the Petco in Huntersville, located at 10017 Biddick Lane, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (704) 736-4133.

Worship change
Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, has changed their worship service time for July-Sept. Sunday school will be 8:30 a.m. followed by worship at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-2443.

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