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Community Briefs: Church plans fundraiser to support retired trooper

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Wilson AARP Chapter 4141 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at Something Different Cafe, 3342 Airport Blvd.

Dyketta Barnes and Vernell Johnson of the Wilson County Department of Social Services will speak about Medicaid services for older adults with significant medical needs. Door prizes will be given and canned food donations for local food banks will be collected.

Church holding chicken plate sale

Greater Love Church Ministries, 300-B Barnes St., will have a barbecue chicken plate sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 15. The cost is $8 per plate and each plate will include two barbecue chicken leg quarters, boiled potatoes, green beans, dessert and a roll. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more plates.

For delivery options, ordering information or other questions, call 252-371-1887.

Church selling fish plates

Evening Light Holiness Church, 208 S. Pender St., will have a fish plate sale at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

Plates will include fish, two vegetables and bread and one free soda. The cost is $8 per plate.

Clothing, housewares giveaway slated

Freedom Ministries, 300 Fairview Ave. will have a clothing and household item giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16.

Sorority hosting regional conference

The Tau Gamma Delta Sorority’s Beta Omega Chapter will host the 62nd Southern Regional Conference at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22 through Saturday, March 23 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2308 Montgomery Drive.

Fundraiser set to support retired trooper

LUCAMA — An all-you-can-eat soup fundraiser for Kevin Woods, a retired state trooper who suffered a serious ankle injury after falling from the roof of his home, is planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Lucama United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 - 12 and free for children under 7.

Genealogical society to meet

The Wilson County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St W. Chris Meekins, a reference archivist with the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, will be the guest speaker.

Human trafficking seminar slated

GREENVILLE — Participants can learn the red flags of human trafficking at an information session slated from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St.

For more information or to register, email Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org or call 252-717-4961.

Scholarship applications due April 16

Applications for the Charles H. Darden Alumni Scholarship have been distributed to Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools and the Wilson Early College Academy and are due on April 16.

Students who wish to apply can also pick up applications at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. For more information, call the center at 252-243-9136.

Barton plans informational session

Barton College’s School of Education will hold an informational session for adults looking to continue their education at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

Those who wish to attend can RSVP to Alex Walker Allegood at 252-399-6623 and awallegood@barton.edu or Corey Coley at 252-399-6319.

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