Community Briefs: Club volleyball tryouts, GOP oyster roast, free chicken dinners on tap Saturday

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Ministry serving free meals today

Feed My Sheep Ministries of Wilson Chapel Church will serve free chicken dinners from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. S. For more information, call the church office at 252-291-2047.

Club volleyball tryouts set for today

ELM CITY — The Carolina Lightning Volleyball Club will have tryouts from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Elm City Middle School, 215 Church St. E. Players must be 13 or younger. Tryout fee is $20, which includes a free CLVBC T-shirt. For more information, call Greg at 252-299-4707.

Forest to speak at today’s GOP oyster roast

LUCAMA — The Wilson County Republican Party will hold its annual oyster roast fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Scott Farms, L7965-A Simpson Road.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will serve as the special guest speaker and agriculture comedian Jerry Carroll will provide entertainment.

Food will be served by Keyzer’s Catering, Parker’s Barbecue and Coastal Beverage. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the door.

Farmer-Butterfield to speak Tuesday

SIMS — Voters in the Springhill and Oldfields precincts will host a listen and learn event with state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Sharp Farms, 5161 N.C. 581.

Darden Alumni Center hosting fundraiser

A Western Slide dance party fundraiser will be held from 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 to 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road.

Admission is $15 and the event will include food, dancing and music by DJ CC. All proceeds will support the alumni center’s scholarships and building fund. For more information, call Robert Spells at 919-631-5900, Jason Hopkins III at 252-265-6195 or the Darden Alumni Center at 252-243-9316.

Genealogical society plans meeting

The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the assembly room at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. Diana James will be telling stories of street urchins and felons who immigrated to America prior to the Revolution.

Wrestling night supports animal rescue

A Live Championship Wrestling show is planned at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Wilson Moose Lodge, 2705 Forest Hills Road SW, as a fundraiser for local nonprofit For the Love of Dogs.

The pro wrestling event features Ricky Morton, a WWE Hall of Famer who performed as part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express tag team. Other LCW wrestlers include Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. with Marc Ashe vs Damien Wayne, Nemesis, the Mid-Atlantic Outlaws, Seymour Snott, Mason Myles, Redman and The Gorilla Squad.

General admission is $12; ringside seats are $15. Advance tickets available at www.paypal.me/livechampionship. For more information, call 252-243-5733.

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. 16 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. Justice Michael Morgan of the North Carolina Supreme Court will be the featured speaker.

Tickets are $30 and a portion of proceeds will support community outreach programs. RSVP to Reggie Harris at 252-315-6085 or reginald.harris63@gmail.com or Tim Farmer at 252-237-2318. Checks should be made out to Beta Beta Beta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, P.O. Box 1388, Wilson, NC 27894.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for Oct. 9, North/South, are Tom Cozart and Lynda Land, first; Frank Eagles and Betty Banks, second; Jeff Gates and Louise Watson, third; and Sally Barnes and Holmes Smoot, fourth. East/West winners are Martha Walston and Richard Moore, first; Nancy Thompson and Jerry Woodard, second; Betty Jon Smith and Agnes Cherry, third; Nancy Marlowe and Dot Boyette, fourth; and Betty Bikle and Janet Gresham, fifth.

Winners for Oct. 18 are Holmes Smoot and Betty Banks, first; and Janet Gresham, Frank Eagles, Richard Moore and Martha Walston tied for second.

Free beginning duplicate bridge lessons will be taught on Thursdays through Nov. 15 at the Wilson County Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Thompson at 252-991-3242 to register.