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Around Town — 9-5-12


Coat drive
Without Walls Deliverance Center in Lincolnton is collecting new and slightly-used coats now through Oct. 10 for needy residents in the community for the winter season. Coats will be distributed October through December. For more information, call Lee Harbison or Vee Jones at (704) 240-4411.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.

School of the Arts
Suzuki School of the Arts in Hickory will host their second annual Fall Kickoff at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Hickory 5:30 p.m. with a hot dog supper and other activities. School enrollment is currently open with private lessons starting the week of Sept. 10. Lessons will be at St. Luke’s UMC and First UMC in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (828) 322-2694 or visit suzukischool.net.


Apple Festival race
Early registration is due for a discounted price to run in the 26th Annual Lincolnton Rotary Club Apple Festival Road Race. Register online at racingtoes.com or call Jody Rhyne at (704) 472-7263.
The race will be 8 a.m. Sept. 15 in downtown Lincolnton prior to the Apple Festival.

BBQ lunch
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will hold the annual Perkins-Huffman Memorial BBQ 11 a.m.

Single adults event
First Baptist Church of Lincolnton will host a singles event for all single adults 7 p.m. with a covered dish meal and a concert by Gospel trio One Voice. For more information, call Barry Long at (704) 735-7515.


Lemonade sale
Hampton’s Store, 2545 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a lemonade sale in memory of local resident Charlie Tipton 10 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will benefit
Danita’s Children and Lambs of God Orphanages in Haiti.

Yard sale
The ODD Fellows fall fundraiser will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at their lodge, 1990 Buffalo Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton, with hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, desserts and more. Rain date will be Sept. 15. For more information, call (704) 735-4314.

Breakfast & yard sale
A benefit breakfast and yard sale will be 7-11 a.m. at the Pumpkin Center Community Building. Donations will benefit the Sheppard family’s new home mission project. For more information, call (704) 735-3274 or (704) 732-1566.

Food pantry
Without Walls Freedom Center, 118 Colonial Village Dr. in Lincolnton, will open their Two Fish & Five Loaves Food Pantry 9-11 a.m.

Family reunion
A family reunion for the descendants of Jackson Silvanus & Mary Elizabeth Heavner Scronce will be noon followed by 1 p.m. lunch at Daniels Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton. Members are asked to bring a drink and food item. For more information, contact Francis Halihan at (904) 614-0077 or 99gwhfth@comcast.net, Keko Hoover at (704) 462-4020, Shari Richard at (704) 735-4932 or Angie Horne at (704) 732-0266.

Bike ride fundraiser
Local resident Tim Shain’s will commence his annual two-day bike ride fundraiser to New Bern, N.C., to raise money for muscular dystrophy. For more information, call (704) 732-3292.

Men’s Conference
New Providence Full Gospel Church, 947 George Brown Rd. in in Crouse, will host a Men’s Conference 5 p.m. with guest minister Apostle Theron O. Feemster, founder of Miracle Tabernacle Church in Kings Mountain. Women and children may also attend. For more information, call (704) 732-9644 or Mary at (828) 428-3960.

Ice cream social
Laboratory United Methodist Church, 1850 Bill Lynch Rd. in Lincolnton, will host an ice cream social 6 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-6605.

River Oaks Band
Bud Longs River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1389.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host dinner and entertainment starting 6 p.m. at the Senior Park &  Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and the North Lincoln High School drama club and band will sponsor the 7th annual Super Cruz-In & Show for hot rods, classic and antique cars, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the NLHS parking lot, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd in Lincolnton. Vehicle registration money must be received by Saturday or at a higher rate the day of the show. Mail pre-registration to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, Attn: Super Cruz-In. For more information, call (704) 483-3412 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Church homecoming
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a homecoming service 10 a.m. service with guest preacher Cory Walker followed by 11 a.m. with The Christianaires. For more information, (704) 735-1390.

Family/friends day
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon Ch. Rd. in Iron Station, will host a family and friends day starting 11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-2299.

Church homecoming
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4051 King Wilkinson Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold a homecoming with an 11 a.m. worship service with Rev. A. Curtis Paul. A covered dish lunch will follow the service. For more information, call (704) 732-3626.

Lail reunion
The 61st Annual Peter and Polly Lail Family Reunion will be noon at the Bethlehem Community Center, 1017 Bethlehem Rd. in Kings Mountain, with lunch to follow at 1 p.m. For more information, call (919) 357-7246 or email hthgls@gmail.com.

Auton Reunion
The Auton Reunion will be 1 p.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. Members are asked to bring old family photographs. For more information, call (704) 735-3556 or (704) 732-3139. Children’s ministry
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host ARK Children’s Ministry with games, music, arts, crafts & Bible stories for ages 3 years through 5th grade at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. For more more information, call (704) 732-0538.

Church revival
First Baptist Church of High Shoals, 600 Lincoln St. in High Shoals, will host a revival with guest speaker Rev. David MacEachern, pastor of Bat Cave Baptist Church in Bat Cave, N.C., 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 10-12. For more information, call (704) 735-5652.

Church kid’s program
S.P.R.O.U.T. program will start for grades K-5 at Asbury United Methodist Church and continue each week.


Cherryville Council
The city of Cherryville will hold a council meeting Monday in the conference room of City Hall.

College enrollment
Monday is the last day to enroll in Grace Bible College’s fall classes at Grace Baptist Church. For more information on course names and church location, call (828) 464-7088 or (828) 464-1980.


9/11 ceremony
Cherryville Fire Department, 411 E. Church St. in Cherryville, will host a Sept. 11th ceremony starting 9 a.m. Activities will include prayer, a wreath presentation, tolling of the bell, a 9/11 recap and more.

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