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Around Town — 9-14-12


Union VFD meeting
Residents of the Union VFD (Vale) district can now view copies of the agency’s updated bylaws at Hampton’s Grocery and Service Station, Cat Square Superette and Union VFD. Residents will be able to vote on the laws at an annual meeting on Oct. 15 at the department.
For more information, call (704) 276-2944.

Church seminar
Registration is now open for “Relationship Tools for Family Success,” a seminar offering strategies for parents of children ages 2-18, which will be 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Rd. in Cornelius. Grace Covenant also has a campus in Denver.
For more information or to register, visit www.biblicalparenting.org/register or call the church at (704) 892-8005, ext. 302.

Yard Sale
Anyone interested in selling items at West Lincoln High School’s Relay For Life Indoor Yard Sale on Sept. 29 can contact Lindsey Beam at wlhsrelay@gmail.com or the school at (704) 736-9453.

Community choir
Hulls Grove Church’s North Campus, 270 Car Farm Rd. in Lincolnton, is looking for community choir singers for their Oct. 27 performance. Rehearsals begin 7 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information, contact Jason Meyers at (828) 465-2680 or visit AllPraiseChoir.com.

Church event
Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, 2543-A E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “A Gathering of Eagles” event starting 7 p.m. and continuing nightly through Saturday.
For more information, call (704) 240-9498.


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.

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.

Welcome home party
Family and friends of Marine Corp. Michael Daniel Canipe will host  a welcome home party for him 2 p.m. on Colony Ln., off N.C. 27 in western Lincoln County.
To RSVP or for directions, call Terry Seibert at (980) 241-8934.

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.


Fellowship Sunday
Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton, will celebrate Fellowship Sunday with a worship and old-fashioned dinner. All members over 70 will be honored during the event. For more information, call Pastor Ted Bost at (704) 735-2388 ext. 8034.

New Faith Baptist Church, address, will host their annual homecoming 10 a.m. with special singing by Destined For Glory. Guest speaker will be Rev. Ernie Richards. For more information, call (704) 735-5305.

Church concert
Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 E. N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will present musical entertainment by The Hinshaw Family at 10 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-4681.

Massapoag Baptist Church, 2139 Laboratory Rd. in Lincolnton, will host their annual homecoming starting 10:45 a.m. with musical entertainment by Derwin Hinson.

Crouse United Methodist Church, 3311 Crouse School Rd. in  Crouse, will hold its annual homecoming starting with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow in the fellowship building at 12:10 p.m.

Church luncheon
McKendree United Methodist Church, 3527 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a country ham and chicken and dumplings luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 735-4062.

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, Pa., 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 Trinity 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.

Church concert
Derwin Hinson will be in concert 6 p.m. at First Baptist of High Shoals, 600 Lincoln St. in High Shoals. For more information, call (704) 735-5652. For more details on the Derwin, visit derwinhinson.com.


Board of Commissioners
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 736-8473.


Vehicle auction
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will auction off five vehicle 11 a.m. at 700 John Howell Memorial Dr. in Lincolnton. Vehicles will be available for inspection at 10 a.m. Only cash payment will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 732-9050.

Lions Club
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of CMC-Lincoln’s Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton. Guest speakers will be Former District Governor Marti Hill and Lions Club member Elise P. Smith. Individuals planning to eat should arrive early to eat in the cafeteria. A Board of Directors meeting will follow.

Dave Ramsey class
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a nine-week class, will be offered at the clubhouse of The Oaks Apartments in Lincolnton 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The class will continue weekly through Nov. 13. For more information, contact Morgan Adams at (704) 560-6082 or morgan_adams@christnc.com.


Senior health seminar
Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton, 440 Salem Ch. Rd., will host a senior health fair with free screenings for people ages 50 and over 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Tim Sullivan at (704) 732-0029.

Blood drive
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Rd. in Lincolnton.

Spay/neuter clinic
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for their Oct. 2 low cost spay and neuter clinic. For more information, call (704) 732-9022, and leave a message.


Spay/neuter clinic
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will hold registration 4-6 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Rd. in Lincolnton for their Oct. 2 low cost spay and neuter clinic. For more information, call (704) 732-9022, and leave a message.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host Gospel music with vocalist Marty Vanderlip 6 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

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