Community Briefs: Middlesex firefighters holding plate sale fundraiser

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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 sold 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.

Dems to hold 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

Atkinson descendants plan reunion

MIDDLESEX — The descendants of T.R. and Martha Atkinson will have their annual family reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Watkins Chapel Baptist Church on N.C. 231 in the Emit community outside Middlesex. Attendees are asked to bring a dish for a picnic lunch. For more information, call Dorothy Creech at 919-269-9644.

Fall revival begins Monday

KENLY — Hickory Cross Gospel Center at 3713 Hickory Crossroads Road will hold a fall revival at 7 p.m. nightly Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 14.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Donald Ray Massey, pastor of Manly Grove Pentecostal Church, Mount Olive.

Federal workers’ group to meet

ROCKY MOUNT — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ local chapter will hold its monthly meeting 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Gardner’s Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. For more information, call Martha Stith, NARFE chapter president, at 252-977-2195.

Storytelling, scavenger hunt slated

FREMONT — In partnership with the Wayne County Public Library, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site will hold “Savvy Stories and Crafty Clues” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Throughout the day, library staff will provide pop-up storytimes for children of all ages. A craft show will follow each storytime. Literary adventurers can take part in a scavenger hunt and use clues to discover a secret message.

Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring school supply donations, which will be collected on-site for Wayne County Public Schools. The historic site’s advisory committee will match all donations at a two-to-one ratio.

Nash recovery rally planned

NASHVILLE — The third annual Nash County Recovery Rally, sponsored by The Anchor Holds and supporting local addiction recovery efforts, is planned from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Stoney Creek Environmental Park, 455 W. Washington St. The event includes a resource fair, guest speakers, food and children’s activities.