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People & Places Sunday, Dec. 31

J.C. Price American Legion Post 107 hosts annual kids’ Christmas party


J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, along with the Ladies Auxiliary, teamed up to hold its annual children’s Christmas party at the Post home on Dec. 22, for local children.

This event was co-sponsored by Sweet Frogs, FiveBelow and Steppin’ Out Club.

The Christmas party was attended by 80 children and their parents. The children look forward to this annual event. Santa Claus was present, along with a number of Post 107 members.

The children enjoyed Christmas music and a hot dog meal with all the trimmings.

At the end of the party, three children won bicycles donated by members so the Post. Each child, upon leaving, was given a gift bag with apples, oranges, candy and presents.

O. Mae Carroll is Commander of Post 107.


Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 West Innes St., Educational Building, Room 218.

Call Doug 704-785-5425 or Elizabeth704-636-3190 or see Facebook: Celebration of Hope Piedmont NC Lyme Disease Support Group


Volunteer at the 30th annual V.I.P.  Putt Putt Tournament

Tournament date: Saturday, April 14.

Registration deadline for both V.I.P.s and volunteers: Monday, March 19. 

The tournament will be held on the two ADA compliant putt putt courses at Dan Nicholas Park. Each V.I.P. will shoot 36 holes of golf. Volunteers will work as sighted guides to assist the V.I.P.s with lining up their putts, describing the course, and pointing out obstacles.

Following the tournament trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each sight division as well as for the most holes-in-one in each division. Team trophies will be awarded to the top two teams.

Sight divisions are as follows: A—Legally Blind (has some sight-can make out images and light), and B—Totally Blind (no light perception or images).

Registration deadline for both V.I.P.s and volunteers is March 19 at 5 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per person. Lunch will be provided free for participants and volunteers following the tournament, and for spectators, family/friends, etc. at $5 per person

If you are interested in volunteering for the tournament call 704-216-7780.


Nominations open for Elizabeth Duncan Koontz award

The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz award recognizes people, and this year we have added groups, from the Salisbury-Rowan community who have made important contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business, civic, church, advocacy and community service.

This award is named in memory of Elizabeth “Libby” Koontz who was one of the organizers who re-established the Human Relations Council in 1985.

Nominate a group or community member for the Human Relations Council’s Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award at www.salisburync.gov/EDKnomination. The deadline for these nominations is Jan. 12.


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