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Community Briefs: Back-to-school backpacks, free haircuts offered this weekend

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Church offers free haircuts, backpacks

Faith United Fellowship, 1407 Tarboro St. SW, will offer free haircuts, backpacks and school supplies for youths of all ages from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.

Free back-to-school haircuts offered

ELM CITY — Free basic back-to-school haircuts will be available for youths ages 5-19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Elm City Train Depot Community Center, 101 Nash St. For more information, call Tawanda Moore at 252-315-1229.

Backpack distribution set for Sunday

The Team Power Foundation will hold a back-to-school backpack giveaway from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Levels Barber Lounge, 902 Reid St. E. Backpacks will include school supplies and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents must be present with their children. Free clothing will also be given away. For more information, email teampowerfoundation@gmail.com.

Recovery center to host Alateen meeting

The Recovery Concepts Community Center will host a weekly Alateen meeting from 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Meetings are held each Sunday at the center, known as RC3, 2860 Ward Blvd. W., Suite C.

Alateen is a 12-step program is for young people ages 12-18 whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. For more information, call RC3 at 252-991-7267.

Candidate sponsors free school haircuts

The Committee to Elect Carlton Stevens for Mayor is hosting a back-to-school event, “Cuts & Curls for the Community,” from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the campaign headquarters, 3351 Ward Blvd. across from Wilson Woods Apartments. Free haircuts for boys and girls will be available, school supplies will be given away, refreshments will be served and festivities will include a bounce house, games and DJ.

For more information, call Joyah Bulluck at 252-290-1848 email her at bulluck.joy@gmail.com.

Darden Middle plans shirt-and-tie welcome

Darden Middle School, 1165 Lipscomb Road, is inviting 100 men in dress shirts and ties to welcome students for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 26. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Participating men wearing shirts and ties are asked to park in the rear of the school.

‘Sleepy Hollow’ auditions slated

The Playhouse of Wilson will hold auditions for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: The Musical” from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash St. NW.

Alumni center to host summer party

The Faithful Brothers from the Pride of Wilson Lodge No. 484 and Charles H. Darden Alumni Association will have an end-of-summer all-white affair from 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 to 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road E.

Advance tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Walter Cooper at 252-668-0353, Donna Simms at 252-289-5925, Steven Lockeym at 252-230-7497 or Robert Spells at 919-631-5900.

Stancil family reunion planned

The 118th annual Stancil family reunion will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Wilson Moose Lodge, 2705 Forest Hills Road SW. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

John Thomas and Delaney Sasser Stancil hosted the first reunion at the original homeplace on Glendale Road in late 1902. All Stancil family members are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.stancilreunion.com.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS are published free of charge on Tuesdays and Fridays as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to Lori Parrish at lori@wilsontimes.com with “Community Briefs” in the subject line.

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