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Around Town — 8-20-12

Blood drives
The American Red Cross will host two Lincolnton blood drives: 2-6:30 p.m. today at Walgreens, 1230 E. Main St., and 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernathy Chevrolet, 1445 E. Main St.

Camp meeting
The 2012 Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting will be Monday through Sunday at Lincoln County’s Tucker Grove Campground. For more information on specific activities and times, call Lewis Mclean at (704) 913-6450.

Lions Club
Vice District Governor II Dave Titus, District 31-A Humanitarian/White Cane Chairperson, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza’s Elm Classroom, 441 McAllister Rd. in Lincolnton. Dinner will be 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. A board meeting will follow the regular meeting.

Education meeting
The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation Board of Director’s will meet noon Friday in the Executive Conference Room of the School Board Office. For more information, please contact Karen Drum at (704) 736-1017, ext. 30216 or email her at orkdrum@lincoln.k12.nc.us.

Spark in the Park
Salem United Methodist Church will host “Spark in the Park” 5-7 p.m. Friday at Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver. Chef Troy Gagliardo of FOX News Rising will be on-hand. Additional activities will include scavenger hunts, crafts, games, food and fun at the splash pad. For more information, contact Jenny Reilly at (704) 483-5055 ext. 304.

Country breakfast
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday. The church will also hold a “Blessing of Book Bags” 11 a.m. Sunday. Students are asked to bring their book bags to be blessed for a safe and successful school year. Call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388 for more information.

Pancake breakfast
Without Walls Freedom Center in Lincolnton will sponsor a pancake breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe on Main St. in Lincolnton. Proceeds will go to fund Pastor Bynum’s education trip to Israel. To purchase advanced tickets or for more information, call (704) 240-4411.

Love Denver
Denver area churches will unite 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 73 in Denver to give needy area children hair cuts and back packs filled with school supplies. For more information, visit lovedenver.net. A community-wide church service will be Sunday in the same location. To inquire about volunteering, email info@lovedenver.net.

C.A.R.E. Carnival
Kingdom Ministries and Hull’s Grove Baptist Church will host C.A.R.E. Carnival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton. Activities will include games, basketball, karate and dance exhibitions along with free food and other events. For more information, call (704) 640-6675.

Cruisin 4 a Cause
“Cruisin 4 a Cause” will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lincolnton. The community is invited to showcase both new and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Proceeds will benefit Coalition Against Child Abuse, Amy’s House, Hesed House of Hope and Relay for Life.

Homecoming
Antioch United Methodist Church, N.C. 150 in Crouse, will hold their annual homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker Gary Mauney. A covered dish meal will follow the service in the church arbor. A business session will be 2 p.m. Donations may be made for the Building and Cemetary Fund by mailing funds to Antioch UMC Fund, P.O. Box 4, Crouse, N.C., 28033.

Missions revival
Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. in Cherryville, will host a missions revival 11 a.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Aug. 29. For more information on times and events, call Pastor Kyeth Lindsay at (704) 445-8420 or visit gospelwayonline.org.

Homecoming
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual homecoming on Sunday. For more information, call (704) 735-6448.

LHS orientation
Lincolnton High School will hold a freshman and new student orientation 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

GC Board meeting
Gaston College’s Board of Trustees will meet 4 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Myers Board Room of the Dallas Campus.

Soccer registration
Lincoln County Parks & Rec. is currently holding fall soccer registration at the William Lentz Rec. Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 28. For more information and registration times, call (704) 735-2671.

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