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Town Talk 11/11/20: Donated Items Needed for Oxford Prep’s Senior Project

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY

McKayla Boyd and Bryce Garrett, seniors at Oxford Preparatory School, appeared on WIZS Town Talk Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Boyd, of Oxford, and Garrett, of Bullock, discussed their senior project: collecting items for local families affected by abuse and domestic violence.

Partnering with Families Living Violence Free (FLVF) in Oxford, items collected will be distributed to families in need this holiday season.

Requested items include:

  • Toys for children ages 1-6 (new or used)
  • Adult and child hygiene products
  • Non-perishable food items (ramen, soups, breakfast items, snacks, canned food, etc.)
  • Throw blankets
  • Clothing items – size 2T to Adult (new only, please)

Donors are asked to sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AACA72BA2FDC34-griffin

Donations may be dropped off at the front lobby of the school located at 6041 Landis Road in Oxford. Items will be sanitized before taken to FLVF for distribution.

Stating that Oxford Prep is big on students giving back to the community via service hours, Boyd said the senior class is happy to partner with FLVF for this drive. “I spent a lot of time looking for an organization that would let us do something to give back to our community,” said Boyd. “When I found FLVF, they were very excited to work with us.”

Garrett said his class is looking forward to providing supplies to those in need, and he hopes to see the drive become an annual event. “Our goal for our school is to keep this a tradition,” he said.

To hear the interview in its entirety, go to WIZS.com and click on Town Talk.

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Oxford Commissioners to Hold Regular Board Meeting Nov. 10

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 7 p.m. online via Zoom.

Due to a recent “Zoom Bombing,” the City of Oxford will now have pre-registrations for all meetings. The meetings will be kept public and are available to everyone who is interested in attending; however, registration will be required in order to receive the meeting ID and password.

Registration will remain open until 30 minutes before the meeting begins.

Click here for the Nov. 10 meeting’s registration link. For registration, you must enter your name and email address; the meeting ID and password will be sent to the email address you enter.

“Zoom meetings follow all regular meeting protocols and any disruptions will be cause for immediate dismissal. Please silence all electronic devices, except those needed for the meeting.”

If you have trouble accessing the meeting, please call (919) 603-1100.

Please click here for the full meeting agenda.

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Oxford Public Works Committee to Meet on Medians, Sewer Needs

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The Public Works Committee for the Oxford Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss College & Main Street medians, the City contribution to downstream sewer needs for the developments on US 15 South, Main Street Bulb Outs and possible additional downtown bulb outs.

All those interested are invited to attend.

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City of Oxford to Meet on Proposed College St. Median

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The City of Oxford Engineering Department will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 6 p.m., via Zoom, in order to discuss a proposed median on College Street. The median is proposed to run from Watkins Street to Alexander Street.

Officials would also like to discuss the potential for an added median on Main Street, starting at Spring Street and ending at Littlejohn Street.

Letters inviting participation in the Zoom meeting were sent to those whose properties and residences may be impacted by the proposed medians.

All those interested are invited to attend.

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City of Oxford: Halloween Activities Notice

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-Press Release, City of Oxford

While the City of Oxford, in following the guidelines outlined by the CDC and NC Governor Roy Cooper, is not planning or coordinating any Halloween activities this year due to COVID-19, traditional Trick-or-Treating activities will be left up to the decision of individual households and neighborhoods.

Anyone choosing to participate in Halloween activities and/or Trick-or-Treating is strongly recommended and encouraged to follow the guidelines established by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the City at (919) 603-1100.

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Join Downtown Oxford for a ‘Whobilation Celebration’ Weekend

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-Information courtesy Oxford NC, Historic Downtown

Come enjoy a ‘Whobilation Celebration’ weekend in Downtown Oxford, NC November 5-7, 2020.

Activities for Thursday, November 5:

Ladies Night Out ~ 5 – 7 p.m. 
5 p.m. – Kickoff at The Orpheum with Champagne Toast

Stops Include:
* This n’ That – Bow Tying Demo
* Granville Health Systems – Selfie Station
* Painted Ox – Make a Card Station
* Shear Desire – Hair Services (Day of)
* Bliss – Samples of Shales/Tea
* LeVon Nails – Hand Massages
* Nan’s – Whoville Feast Treats & Grinch Juice
* C2’d – Shop, Sip & Sample
* Portraits by Crystal – Ladies Group Photo

End the night at The Hub On Main with a little wine & draw for the “Pamper Me Basket”

Activities for Friday, November 6:

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Cookies with the Grinch at Granville Museum
5:30 – 6 p.m. – Ugly Sweater Contest (Register at City Tent)
5 – 6:30 p.m. – Santa Letter Writing Station (City Tent)
6:30 p.m. – How The Grinch Stole Christmas movie (2000 – Rated PG)
5 – 7 p.m. – Hayrides around town, music by local Busker’s, food trucks (Baton Rouge, Jayboy’s Food Truck, Oxford Lion’s Club, Popcorn and Chewy Delicious)

Activities for Saturday, November 7:

11 a.m. – Register for Mr. & Miss Cheermeister
12 p.m. – Mr. & Miss Cheermeister crowned (food drive donations will go to the Boys & Girls Club)
12 p.m. – Art with the Granville Museum
1 p.m. – Costume Pet Parade in Currin Park
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Food Trucks (Baton Rouge, Jayboy’s Food Truck, Chewy Delicious), Hay Rides, Busker’s playing music around town, games for kids and a Classic Car Show.

For more information or updates on this event, please visit the Oxford NC, Historic Downtown Facebook page (click here).

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Pictures Wanted for Oxford’s Annual Greeting Card

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The City of Oxford would like to feature local scenes on the front of its annual greeting card. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels are invited to enter their best photos for a chance to be featured on the front of the City of Oxford’s 2020 greeting card with authorship specified on the back of the card.

To be eligible, the photo must be taken within Oxford’s city limits and must be scenes that are appropriate for the winter or the Holiday Season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

It is recommended that photos be submitted by the first week of December.

Entries may be submitted in person to the City Clerk’s office at City Hall (300 Williamsboro Street), or by emailing the picture and a brief description of the picture alyssa.blair@oxfordnc.org.

For more information, please contact Oxford City Hall at (919) 603-1100.

2019 Greeting Card Cover taken by Joan Roberson. (Photo courtesy City of Oxford)

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Oxford Board of Commissioners to Hold Regular Monthly Meeting Oct. 13

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-Information courtesy City of Oxford

The Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7 p.m. online via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 829 5370 1747
Passcode: 924872

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Please click here for meeting agendas and minutes.

Halloween House Decoration Contest

City of Oxford’s Halloween House Decoration Contest Begins Oct. 1

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The City of Oxford will accept nominations for its Halloween House Decoration Contest October 1-27, 2020. Get together with the family, brainstorm ideas and start decorating!

The winner of the contest will receive a Halloween-themed “candy bucket” filled with goodies.

Questions and nominations can be made through the City of Oxford’s Facebook page, by emailing socialmedia@oxfordnc.org or by calling (919) 603-1102.

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Public Safety Committee to Discuss Community Relations, Policing This Evening

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The Public Safety Committee for the Oxford Board of Commissioners will meet today, September 29, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held online via Zoom.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss community relations and policing by the Oxford Police Department.

All those interested are invited to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting (click here)

Meeting ID: 833 5825 1666
Passcode: 892587

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