People & Places Sunday, April 28
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met Thursday, April 25, in the Stanback Room at Rowan Public Library. President Carolyn Alexander presided. If you are interested in visiting the club, call 704-637-0928 for more information.
At 1 p.m. May 2, Salisbury AARP chapter hosts Chris Resner, volunteer coordinator for Rowan Helping Ministries. bring non-perishable food and paper goods for RHM. Refreshments follow.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens will be held Thursday, May 16 from 12:30 to 5:00 at the Salisbury Rufty/Holmes Senior Center. The session shows the latest research based driving safety strategies, provides a review of driving skills and techniques, 40 pages of safety tips to help seniors adjust to normal age related changes, developing defensive driving techniques, may get an insurance discount, and much more.
Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Space is limited, so preregister by calling 704-216-7714.
It’s raining eggs! Weather doesn’t spoil Livingstone’s Easter egg hunt
A little rain didn’t keep the Easter Bunny from making an appearance at Livingstone College’s New Trent Gym Saturday as dozens of families enjoyed indoor Easter activities.
Local children gathered more than 11,000 eggs during the Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Livingstone College Athletic Department.
The hunt, scheduled to be held on the college’s football field, was moved inside due to rain, but that didn’t dampen the fun. Children and their parents enjoyed the egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, and performances by the college’s cheerleaders and its Blue Thunder Marching Band.
“This was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to interact with Salisbury youth at such a fun event,” said Livingstone Athletic Director Lamonte Massie-Sampson. “We really enjoyed having the community come to our campus and experience a small slice of what makes up Livingstone College. A special thanks to Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins, who did a great job co-hosting the event.”
The athletic department reached out to local churches, and civic and campus organizations for support, collecting an impressive 21,418 eggs. Most of the eggs contained candy, but some also featured prizes. The children were divided into three different age groups for the egg hunt.
The remaining balance of the eggs – about 10,000 – was distributed to local elementary schools in the Salisbury community this week.
“The support we received shows the value this community places on our children,” Massie-Sampson said. “We are grateful for those who attended, participated, volunteered and donated.”
Nazareth Child & Family Connection Fun Fest Winner Will Have Option Of New Ford Focus or $10,000
ROCKWELL, N.C. (April 23, 2019) – The big winner at the 113th Annual Nazareth Child & Family Connection Fun Fest will either drive home in a new Ford Focus or head to the bank to deposit $10,000.
Thanks to Cloninger Ford Toyota of Salisbury, this year’s winner will have the option of claiming the new Ford Focus or collecting $10,000. Cloninger is donating either the new car or cash payout, whichever the winner chooses.
“We are so thankful for the folks at Cloninger Ford Toyota,” said Vernon Walters, president and CEO of Nazareth Child & Family Connection. “This option will be much more attractive to a lot of people thinking of buying a raffle ticket. It should make the Fun Fest bigger and better than ever.”
The annual Fun Fest is Nazareth’s largest fundraiser each year. In addition to live music from Darrell Harwood, and Jukebox Rehab it will feature one of the area’s largest car shows, a craft and vendor show, a cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone and lots of food options.
“Our company and our associates are very grateful to be able to provide our support to Nazareth Child & Family Connection,” said Nathan Peele with Cloninger Ford Toyota. “The local community has been very good to our organization by buying and servicing their vehicles from us for over 34 years. Our company core focus of ‘Bettering Lives by Treating People the Way We Want to be Treated’ aligns perfectly with Nazareth’s ‘Embracing Lives and Transforming Futures.’
“Larry Cloninger and all of our associates are very blessed to be able to partner with Nazareth Child & Family Connections Fun Fest car raffle and greatly appreciate all that they do for so many people in need.”
The Ford Focus, valued at over $21,000, averages 31 miles per gallon and gets 38 mpg on the road. It comes loaded with features including smart-charging USB ports, AM-FM sound system with MP3 player and six speakers, rear-view camera, power windows and locks, integrated blind spot mirrors, cruise control, compass, temperature and trip computer, 60-40 rear seat fold and much more. The Focus also received five-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In addition to the Ford Focus grand prize, a $1,000 VISA card will be awarded to second place in the drawing, a 65-quart RTIC to third, a $200 gift certificate to Great Wolf Lodge to fourth and a Ring Video Doorbell for fifth.
Raffle tickets for the Ford Focus are just $5 and may be purchased by visiting www.nazcfc.org or by visiting the agency’s Outlet and Thrift Store on Innes Street in Salisbury. If you wish to purchase tickets over the phone you may call Blair Wilson at 704.754.3802.
You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket. Winners will have 30 days to claim their prize or forfeit said prize to Nazareth Children’s Home, Inc. d.b.a. Nazareth Child & Family Connection. All prizes must be claimed at the location of the agency with the exception of grand (first) prize which must be claimed at Cloninger Ford of Salisbury following coordination of meeting with Nazareth and Cloninger Ford. Tickets are non-transferable and non-negotiable. Title, transfers, sales tax, federal and state income taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Prizes valued over $5,000 will require vendor to collect an IRS withholding payment of 28% of the prize value before the prize is issued/transferred to the winner. Identification is required to claim any prize. If a published prize is unavailable, the said prize will be replaced with a prize equal to the value of that prize. Otherwise, there will be no substitution of prizes. Nazareth nor any other persons, organizations, businesses, or other sponsoring agent of this event assume any liability for any claims, injuries, or damages resulting out of possession of any prize won at this event.