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Around Town — 9-10-12


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.

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. Saturday in downtown Lincolnton prior to the Apple Festival.

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.

County meeting
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a zoning meeting 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 736-8473.

Coalition of Churches
The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School.
Topics of discussion will include voter registration.


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.

Chapter 1983 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will host Area III Vice President Sue Hawkins 11 a.m. at Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 748-6498.


Planning Organization
The Lake Norman Rural Planning Organization will meet to discuss public input of a coordinated comprehensive public transportation system plan for Cleveland, Lincoln, Iredell and Gaston Counties 12-2 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton.

Prayer & Bible study
Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Hwy. in Long Shoals, will host a prayer and Bible study 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
For more information, call (704) 732-0538.

Ice cream social
Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton, 400 Salem Ch. Rd., will host an ice cream social 6-7 p.m.
To RSVP, call Tim Sullivan at (704) 732-0029.


Bible devotion
First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a “Soup, Salad and Scripture” Bible devotion 11:45 a.m. each week in the Family Life Center.
For more information, call (704) 732-1101.

Biz seminar
The Small Business Center and the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will present the seminar “Out-Think Your Competition: Secrets to Explode Sales” 2-5 p.m. at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton.
To pre-register or for more information on cost, call (704) 735-3096.

Cancer fundraiser
A local fundraiser for the nationally-known Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be 5-10 p.m. at Safari Miles, 390 N. N.C. 16 in Denver.

City Council Meeting
The Lincolnton City Council will meet 7 p.m. at City Hall in Lincolnton.

Confederate Sons
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616 Gen. Robert F. Hoke / Col. W. M. J. Hoke will meet 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural Center on E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
For more information, call Harmon Lackey at (704) 472-7980.


Apple Festival
The 40th Lincoln County Apple Festival will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lincolnton. For more information, call Joyce Dorsey with the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Lincoln County office at (704) 736-8452 or email joyce.m.dorsey@ncsu.edu.

Gospel concert
Grace Baptist Church, 495 Horseshoe Lake Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Gospel music concert with Derwin Hinson Ministries at 7 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-1390.

WLHS reunion
Registration is due for attendance at the West Lincoln High School Reunion, Class of 2002. The event will be Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton.
For more information, call (704) 763-2298 or( 828) 244-0485.


Kudzu Festival
May’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1707 May’s Chapel Ch. Rd.  in Maiden, will host a Kudzu Festival and Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the missions and ministry projects of the church’s various organizations.
For more information, call (828) 428-8320.

Massapoag Baptist Church, 2139 Laboratory Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual homecoming with musical entertainment by Derwin Hinson.

Fairview Baptist Church, Fairview Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will hold their annual homecoming with 10 a.m. Sunday school followed by 11 a.m. worship and lunch. Guest speakers will be Tom and Tammy Brown of Handi-Evangelism Ministries in Akron, Penn., with music by Heartstrings.

Church celebration
First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a 10:30 a.m. worship service in celebration of their 197th year as a church.
For more information, call (704) 735-8671 or email 1stpclsec@bellsouth.net.

Carpenter reunion
The 38th annual Carpenter reunion will be 12:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton. Attendants are asked to bring a picnic lunch.
For more information, call Robert Carpenter at (704) 922-7716.

Hoover reunion
The annual Hoover reunion will be 1 p.m. at Trinty Lutheran Church in Vale.

McConnell reunion
The McConnell reunion will be 2 p.m. at Messiah United Methodist Church, 4102 W. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, rather than Asbury UMC, as in previous years.
For more information, call (704) 748-1743.

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