Updated: June 19, 2013
Music For The Lunch Bunch will be held each Wednesday at the Smithfield First Presbyterian Church at 12:15pm. Guests are as follows: June 19th-Kathi Nixon & Family; June 26th-Jonathan Levin, Pianist; July 3rd- Mary Ann Nillion, Pianist; July 10th-Thomas Howerton (Viola); July 17th-Nate Leyland & Lisa Ferebee (Cellos); July 24th-Tori Howell (Flute); July 31st-Rachel Harmatuk Pino (Violinist); August 7th-Vocalist Julie Stewart; & August 14th-Vocalist Shelly Maddox.
The 93rd Annual State Singing Convention will be held on Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd at the Benson Singing Grove on East Main Street. On Friday night, there will be music beginning at 7:00pm with The Dennis Family, The Littles, The Vintage Quartet, Crimson Cross, Heart's Song, & The Eddie Reynolds Trio. On Saturday, round robin singing begins at 10:00am. The Wilmington Celebration Choir will sing Saturday night at 6:30pm followed by Jeff & Sheri Easter. Competition continues on Sunday with awards in the afternoon. Groups wishing to sing in competition are asked to visit the website for registration information. The website is www.gospelsingingconvention.org
Johnston County Home Educators will have their annual Book Fair & Homeschool Conference on Saturday, June 22nd at Wilson's Mills Baptist Church, located at 652 Swift Creek Road, from 9:30am - 3:30pm. This event is open to the public and will include workshops, teen activities, and vendors. There will be concessions for sale. For more information, visit http://jchenc.org/BookfairWorkshops .
There will be a Pro-Wrestling Show Fundraiser for Xander Pond at the Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center in Smithfield on Saturday, June 22nd. Doors open at 6:30pm and the bell time will be 7:30pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door and $8 in advance by calling 919-901-9981. Proceeds will benefit the Strength For Xander Foundation to help families battling childhood cancer.
Johnston County 4-H will be taking a group of youth to 4-H Camp in July. The cost is $425 and there are opportunities to sponsor children. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, call Lori McBryde at 919-989-5380.
On Friday, October 18th, Selma Masonic Lodge No. 320 will host their Annual Golf Tournament for Masonic charities at Cardinal Country Club in Pine Level. Cost is $65 per player, which includes one mulligan and one red T-buster for men, and 2 mulligans for women. Ages 65 and older can hit from gold tees. It will be a 4-man superball with a start at 1:00pm. Lunch will be served at 11:30am and there will be a putting competition at 12:00pm. For more information, contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The non-profit group "Those Behind The Badge" based out of Princeton, is now having a Raffle Sale for $2,000 worth of jewelry. Tickets are $5. For tickets, call Casey at 919-440-4121, Phyllis at 919-915-6788, Bobbie Lynn at 252-205-4697, or Keith at 252-205-7768. The drawing will be held in Selma on December 7th at 7:00pm. All proceeds will go to Christmas For Kids-Shop With A Cop Program to purchase presents and toys for underpriviledged children.
The Salvation Army is in need of clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, recreational items, and working appliances. Donations are accepted from Monday through Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm. In Johnston County, call 919-934-9641 and in Harnett County, call 910-891-1777.