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The City of Oxford is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at the Public Works Building, 127 Penn Ave.
The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Oxford, download the Blood Donor app or phone 1.800.RED.CROSS.
The 12th annual Ducky Derby race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in downtown Henderson.
The race, which begins at 12 noon, will have a special twist – the winners will all be child care providers in the tri-county area, according to Garry Daeke, development coordinator for Franklin Granville Vance Smart Start, Inc.
The event again will flood Garnett Street with rubber duckies to raise money for ongoing services for families with children ages 0-5.
“This year we are celebrating our child care professionals who have persevered through challenging times to continue to provide quality early childhood education, and the winner(s) of our prizes will be from the child care community,” Daeke said.
The public is still invited to attend, and Daeke said tickets will be sold online only. “Our idea is to honor our child care programs and workers who have had a most difficult year, as you can imagine,” Daeke told WIZS News Tuesday.
Daeke said the support of sponsors will be especially important this year. Sponsorship levels are $500 – Super Duck, $250 – Feathered Friend, and $100 Quacker Backer
Call Daeke at 252.433.9110 ext. 227 to learn more.
Raleigh Rd. Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School from August 1st through August 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 each night for ages 4 through 12 with dinner served at 5:30. The bible school will focus on a study of God’s creation including a biblical look at creation, the great flood, dinosaurs, cavemen and how different civilizations came to be. The church invites children to enjoy an evening of fun with recreation, music, crafts, snacks and to learn something along the way. The church is located at 3892 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson. For more information call 252-492-4911.
Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good volunteers to join the Vance/Warren Master Gardeners program. Applications are now being accepted for the 16 week training program, which will begin on August 3rd, 2021. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings, and covers all aspects of gardening including fruits, vegetables, weeds, insects, diseases, trees, shrubs, turf, and more. Some classes will meet in person, while others will convene using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
After training, each volunteer intern is required to provide 40 hours of service in various community outreach projects. No green thumb required, and many other skills are needed including public speaking, writing, photography, social media, event management, graphic design, and much more. Recent volunteer projects have included demonstration gardens in both counties, newsletters, gardening workshops and seminars, youth education and more. The training fee is $125.
For more information, please visit http://go.ncsu.edu/mgvw or call 252-438-8188 (Vance County) or 252-257-3640 (Warren County)
The Granville Education Foundation has announced plans for its annual fundraiser, including dinner and the chance to win prizes – all to benefit education in the county. The 6th annual Pig ‘n a Raffle is set for Monday, August 9, 2021 at Tobacco Wood Brewing Company in downtown Oxford, according to GEF Executive Director Jennifer Carpenter. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $50 each and include a catered meal, 2 beverage tickets (a cash bar also will be available), and entry into a raffle with the chance to win over 40 items, each valued over $100. Tickets are available from any GEF board member. This year, Carpenter said, the event will feature a special musical performance by Andrew Rice. “We are looking forward to another exciting raffle event this year,” she said. In addition to cash prizes and gift cards, other items to be raffled include a Blackstone Griddle, donated by Union Bank, and an Adirondack chair and table donated by Guy Breedlove. Visit the GEF Facebook page for a complete list of items. Carpenter said the list will be updated as more items are added. “As a unique feature of Pig ‘n a Raffle – if you are unable to attend, you can still support the event by purchasing raffle tickets,” she said. Winners need not be present to win. “This event is a great way to gather with others from the community, enjoy a great meal, and have the added benefit of possibly winning some really great items,” said Kevin Breedlove, GEF treasurer. “It’s a casual, fun way to spend a Monday evening.” Event sponsors include Whitco Termite & Pest Control, the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford and Wilkinson & Carpenter, Attorneys at Law. Contact the Granville Education Foundation at 919.693.7047