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People & Places Sunday, June 30

37th annual China Grove Farmers Day

Save the Date: July 20 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CHINA GROVE — Save the date. This year’s festival includes the Kids Barnyard on North Main near St. Marks Church and features Professor Whizzpop, balloon twisting with Gambol the Clown, the Soap Bubble Circus, the Fruit Carving Ninja, cornhole, Giant Jenga, bowling, and more.

There will be prizes awarded in the Farmers Day Veggie Contest in the categories of Longest Beans; Best Tomato (Age 13+); Oddest Tomato; Best Tomato (Age 12 and under); Longest Zucchini; Oddest Shape Potato; Most Unique Vegetable. Find entry forms at www.chinagrovenc.gov. Entries should be dropped off at Booth number 13 between 8-9 a.m. on July 20.

The Little Mr. & Miss Farmers Day Contest entrants must preretister; no late entries will be accepted. There will be two male winners and two female winners, who will receive a trophy, have their picture taken and have a free space in the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade.

Applications can be submitted to Patti Price, 333 N. Main St., China Grove, 704-857-2466, pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

Shuttles will be available between parking and festival. For more Farmers Day info, visit www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC

Sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival now accepting submissions

RALEIGH — Longleaf Film Festival, a program of the NC Museum of History, is officially accepting entries for the Longleaf Film Festival, to be held May 8-9, 2020. Submissions will be accepted online through March 1, 2020. Submission information is available at LongleafFilmFestival.com

To be eligible, filmmakers and/or films must have a North Carolina connection and/or be one of Longleaf’s former Official Selection filmmakers. Connections may include:
• the film was made in North Carolina and/or
• the film’s story or topic or other feature is North Carolina based and/or
• the submitting filmmaker or other key production member (screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, or lead actor) lives in North Carolina now and/or grew up in North Carolina and/or attended college or university in North Carolina and/or
• the submitting filmmaker is a former Longleaf Official Selection filmmaker.

For information, contact Sally Bloom at 919-814-7028 or sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov, or visit LongleafFilmFestival.com

Joedance Film Festival supports pediatric cancer research

CHARLOTTE – The 10th annual Joedance Film Festival, which raises money for pediatric cancer research, will run Thursday-Saturday nights, Aug. 1-3 at Charlotte Ballet.

Joedance honors the late Joe Restaino by raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s through an annual film festival featuring directors, producers, writers and actors who share a North Carolina or South Carolina connection. Joedance supports research and clinical trials for pediatric sarcomas, blastomas and brain tumors.
Joedance is also committed to raising awareness of the regional film industry by showcasing films from North and South Carolina. The family chose a film festival to honor their son because of his love of movies.

To date, Joedance has donated more than $170,000 for Atrium Health Levine Children’s in nine years, including $20,000 in 2018.
Joedance Film Festival Submissions

Joedance Film Festival annually showcases short and feature-length films. Eligible filmmakers have to:
• reside in North Carolina or South Carolina;
• be originally from North or South Carolina
or
• be connected to North or South Carolina (films, cast or crew)

To submit a film, see https://filmfreeway.com/JoedanceFilmFestival

 

4th Annual Matty-Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament

On Friday, October 18, 2019, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division III Community Corrections will be hosting the 4th Annual Matty-Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament at The Revival at Crescent in Salisbury, NC. We’re committed to making it an even bigger success than last year, but this is only possible with your help.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF). CPOF is a National non-profit organization whose primary function is to preserve and support the surviving families of correctional and probation officers who lose their lives in the pursuit of their chosen profession of protecting the public from those remanded to correctional custody and supervision.

All golfers at the event will receive a participant bag with coupons, discounts, and small gifts. We are also planning to give away door prize items to our golfers and hold a silent auction. We are requesting donations of all types, and your support.  It is our hope that your company will be able to donate anything that is applicable (items for swag bags, coupons, food donations, monetary donations, door prizes or items for a silent auction).  If you have any question about donations or how they will be used we would be happy to chat with you. We are anticipating 100 golfers competing at the tournament. We have several sponsorship levels and marketing opportunities available for our sponsors that can be found on the attached sponsorship flyer.

If you would like to send us flyers/brochures/business cards or any other promotional materials, we would love the opportunity to showcase it for you. In order to have everything prepared for the competition, we are requesting all donations and information by August 1st, 2019.

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Alley at 704-239-7370 or ashley.alley@ncdps.gov. You can also visit our website at https://mattybrenner.wixsite.com/tournament or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MattyBrennerMemorial/. Thank you for your consideration and support of CPOF as well as the families of Jim Matty and Rick Brenner.

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