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Around Town — 2-4-13


Tech Drive
North Lincoln High School’s PTO will hold their 2nd annual “iKnights Tech Drive” today through Feb. 15. The school hopes to raise $30,000 to update and purchase new computer equipment for students. Donations may be mailed to: North Lincoln High School, 2737 Lee Lawing Rd. in Lincolnton, N.C. 28092, Attn: iKnights Tech Drive.

Broom sale
The Lincolnton Lions Club will be selling children’s mops and household and industrial brooms throughout the year at the following locations: Mosteller’s Barber Shop, People’s Bank in Lincolnton and Denver, all three locations of The Drug Store and City Lunch. For a complete list of locations, email jcbowers@chartner.net. Proceeds will benefit Lions Club scholarships and other charities along with services for the blind/visually impaired, some of which include the purchase of eyeglasses and eye exams as well as sponsorships for blind individuals to attend Camp Dogwood.

County commission
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.

Community Watch
The community of Crouse will hold a community Watch meeting 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s fellowship building.


Health presentation
The Lincoln County Health Department will host a Breast Self-Awareness Presentation 10:30 a.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center, 8160 Optimist Club Rd. in Denver. Mary Elaine Knight, BSN, will be the guest speaker.
For more information, contact Knight at (704) 732-9073 or mknight@lincolncounty.org.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a dinner and discussion 5:30-8 p.m. at Jackson’s Cafeteria, 1453 E. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia. The topic will be “Life After Loss: Creating Hope.” For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

Lions Club
Gary Greene, former state council chair for the Lions Club, multiple district 31 global membership chair and club liaison for the N.C. Boys & Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw, N.C., will serve as guest speaker at the Lincolnton Lions Club meeting 7 p.m. in the Elm Classroom of the Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Dr. in Lincolnton. Members and guests planning to eat in the CMC-Lincoln cafeteria should arrive 30 minutes early.
For more information, call (704) 735-8154.


Last Man’s Club
The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at the Lincoln House Restaurant and Lounge in Lincolnton.


Federation of the Blind
The Lincoln County Federation of the Blind will meet 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln County Senior Center (attached to Gaston College), 514 S. Academy St. in Lincolnton.
For more information, call Joy Scott at (828) 428-3239 or Billy Milburn at (704) 483-2387.


Children’s art display
The Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will display artwork from the children of A Place to Grow preschool in Lincolnton starting 10 a.m. today with an opening reception.
There will also be a silent auction for students’ collaborative paintings. The exhibit will run through Feb. 24.
For more information, call the Arts Council of Lincoln County at (704) 732-9044.


Store anniversary event
The Penny Thrift Store, 532 S. N.C. 27 in Stanley, will celebrate its one-year anniversary 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the store’s popular Penny Bag Sale, in which shoppers will only pay $0.01 per item. Additional items in the store will be half off. Proceeds from the store benefit The King’s Daughters’ Ministry, a residential program that provides counseling, education and daily life skills training to hurting and troubled women, and is located in Stanley.
For more information on the ministry or thrift store, call (704) 263-8855 or (704) 263-4204 or visit kdmonline.org.

Valentine gift-making
Boger City UMC, 2320 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host a Valentine’s gift-making event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call (704) 740-7795.

Fundraiser meal
A benefit fundraiser for Darrell “Doc” Ledbetter will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the North 321 VFD, 3769 Maiden Hwy. in Lincolnton. Dine in and carry out options are available. To purchase tickets, see a North 321 firefighter, visit the department or call (704) 735-5797.
Ledbetter volunteers with the agency and has been battling an illness for the last year.

Church supper/concert
Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 N.C. 16 S. in Lowesville, will host supper at 4:45 p.m. followed by Boone-based group, the Mylon Hayes Family, in concert at 6 p.m.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a Valentine’s dance with Marty Vanderlip 7-10 p.m. at the Park and Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Drinks will be provided, but individuals are encouraged to bring their own snacks. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.


Community concert
The Half Dozen Brass Band from Athens, Ga., will perform 2 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-The-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Rd. in Denver, for Mardi Gras. The group has a New Orleans style (i.e. jazz, funk and Dixieland). Reception will follow the concert.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (704) 489-6249.

Church supper
Bethlehem UMC, 6753 N.C. 182 in Cherryville, will host their annual soup and sandwich supper 5-7 p.m.

Church event
Hope Baptist Church, Salem Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host Tom Shuford, of Psalm 23 Ministry in Glen Pine, N.C., at 6 p.m. For more information on Shuford and his ministry, visit p23m.com.


Kid’s consignment sale
Highland Drive Free Will Baptist Church, 2742 Highland Dr. in Lincolnton, is currently looking for consignors for their kid’s consignment sale March 8 & 9. For more information, call (704) 735-0074 or email highlandconsignment@yahoo.com. Consignors will receive 75 percent of their sales.

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