Community Briefs: Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield plans campaign reception

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SARATOGA — Saratoga Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6801 N.C. 222 E., will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Bella Duff 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Duff has been diagnosed with small-fiber neuropathy and needs to be treated at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in Florida. The spaghetti dinner will assist the family with medical expenses. For more information, call Lewis Forsythe or Shirley Forsythe at 919-920-4110.

Farmer-Butterfield holding reception

A floating reception for state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, is planned from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Eagle Farm Clubhouse, 3647 Eagle Farm Drive. Farmer-Butterfield is running for a ninth term representing House District 24. For more information, call E. Ray Bynum at 252-908-0149, call Sybil Sutton at asutton@myglnc.com or contact Alexis Foster at 513-560-2218 or amfoster@bulldogs.barton.edu.

Town board reschedules meeting

SHARPSBURG — The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Town Hall, 110 W. Railroad St. The meeting is open to the public and had previously been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Barbecue plate sale fundraiser planned

ELM CITY — Refuge Trinity Holiness Church, 6108 Justin Trail, will have a barbecue plate sale from noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Plates will include pork barbecue, slaw, two vegetables, roll and dessert for $8 each. All proceeds will go to support the Rev. Sonny Griswold and his wife Hope on a mission trip to Africa. Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, Sept. 4. To order tickets, call Lori Parrish at 252-373-4208 or 252-265-7850.

Dems plan Stanhope precinct meeting

The Nash County Democratic Party’s Stanhope precinct will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Sandy Fork Baptist Church at 9197 Sandy Fork Road, which is in rural Nash County and has a Wilson address. For more information, call Sharon Eatmon Sherrod at 252-908-7384

Firefighters plan plate sale fundraiser

MIDDLESEX — The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken and barbecue plate sale fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the firehouse on Finch Avenue. Food will be available at 11 a.m. and offered until 5 p.m. or until sold out.

Barbecue chicken and pork barbecue plates will be sold for $8 each. Middlesex firefighters are also selling $100 raffle tickets for a chance to win $10,000.

Local’s play presented in Durham

DURHAM — Wilson playwright Mildred Summerville’s gospel play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” is scheduled fro 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com and CarolinaTheatre.org and can also be purchased by calling Summerville at 252-230-2689.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Aug. 21 are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Janet Gresham and Holmes Smoot, third; Lynda Land and Louise Watson, fourth; and Katie Covington and Dot Boyette, fifth.

Winners for Aug. 23 are Joe Exum and Jerry Woodard, first; Sharon Foster and Helen Paszek, second; Judy and Sim Wooten, third; and Martha Walston and Louise Watson, fourth.

— From staff reports