Community Briefs: Wilson Medical Center to host Relay for Life on Friday

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The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will host its annual spring luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Something Different Restaurant, 3342 Airport Blvd. Meals are Dutch treat.

Hospital to host Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Wilson County will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 17 at the Wilson Medical Center walking track.

The team relay to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to the disease and support cancer cure research by raising funds for the American Cancer Society will include entertainment, kids’ activities, survivor, caregiver and kids’ laps and a luminary ceremony.

For more information or to register, visit www.realyforlife.org/rflofwilsonNC.

Family reunion planned Sunday

ELM CITY — Bady and Gray Rodgers will hold their family reunion beginning with a picnic lunch at noon Sunday, May 19 at 4310 London Church Road. For more information, call 252-237-4585.

Hosta gardening talk scheduled

Robert Hignite and Jane Allman will lead an instructional seminar on planting a hosta garden at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Chamber to begin festival planning

SPRING HOPE — The Spring Hope Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a planning meeting for the Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival from 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 20 in the chamber office at 112 W. Railroad St. Anyone interested in helping to plan this event is invited to attend.

Quarterly food distribution slated

The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson, 801 Reid St. E., will hold its quarterly food distribution from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 22. Qualified applicants who have fixed incomes, receive public assistance and are Wilson County residents are welcome. Free health screenings will be available. For more information, call Brenda Wilkins at 252-291-0038.

Darden alumni plan memorial golf tourney

The Charles H. Darden High School Alumni Association will hold its inaugural Erwing A. Cogdell Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, May 24 at the Willow Springs Country Club, 3303 U.S. 301. Registration, practice and lunch are planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The tournament begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Entry fees are $75 per person and $300 per team. Range balls and lunch are free.

To register, make checks payable to C.H. Darden High School Alumni Association and mail to PO Box 2031, Wilson, NC 27893. For more information, call Lenwood Spells at 252-315-3267 or email lspells@yahoo.com.

Garden talk to focus on food insecurity

Brittany Allen, an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America member working with the city of Wilson, will be the featured speaker for the Wilson Botanical Gardens’ June Garden Talks lecture planned from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Monday, June 17 at the botanical gardens, 1806 Goldsboro St. Allen will speak about food insecurity in Wilson.