Community Briefs: Breast cancer awareness program planned Saturday

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ROCKY MOUNT — The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the East Carolina Ag and Education Center.

Church plans breast cancer program

The women’s fellowship of St. Rose Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, will host a breast cancer awareness program from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 605 S. Douglas St.

Guest speakers will be Lisa Skinner of Wilson Medical Center, Brenda R. Dew of Contending for the Faith Ministries and Helen Harwood of Regional Medical Oncology. Breakfast will be served and door prizes, free literature and vital information will be given.

College slates community yard sale

ROCKY MOUNT — A community yard sale will be held 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28 at Nash Community College continuing education and public services building multipurpose room.

Cost for one table is $25, two tables $35 and three tables $45. Table rentals will benefit the United Way Tar River Region. For more information, call Denise Hill at 252-451-8395.

Ministry group to hold clothing giveaway

Total Impact Outreach Ministries will sponsor a Community Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 with free clothing, free lunch served at noon and praise and worship. The event will be held at the community center located 300 S. Pender St. For more information, contact Johnnie Chestnut at 252-292-7951 or totalimpactministries@yahoo.com.

Silent art auction scheduled

Pennies From Angels will have a silent art auction sale featuring local artists at Wilson Praise and Worship gym, 202 Nash St., from 5;30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.

All proceeds will go to assist cancer patients in a time of need with essential living expenses based on need and income. For more information, call Helen Harwood at 252-246-0620.

Fraternity plans founders’ banquet

The Omega Psi Phi fraternity’s Beta Beta Beta chapter will hold its annual founders and achievement banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road.

Tickets are $30 each. RSVP to Reggie Harris at 252-315-6085 or Tim Farmer at 252-237-2318 or via email at reginald.harris63@gmail.com or tfarmer@wilsonnc.org.

Hospice agency recruiting volunteers

Community Home Care and Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate individuals to become companions to hospice patients in their homes or facilities. Training is free. For more information, call Derek Bossolono at 252-291-5353.

Food pantry seeks ‘shoe size’ donations

The New Christian Food Pantry is holding a shoe size fundraiser to help fight hunger in Wilson. Community members are asked to make a cash donation equal to their shoe size — someone who wears size 9 shoes would donate $9.

Proceeds will be used to provide help to those in need of food, clothing, household items, roof repairs and transportation. Fundraiser participants will be listed on a banner displayed at the nonprofit group’s events.

For more information about the New Christian Food Pantry, including ways to donate, visit www.wilsonfoodpantry.org.

— From staff reports