Gospel Sing Nights Starts Tonight At Smith’s Farms

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Coats Senior Center is hosting A Connecting Christian Women of Harnett Luncheon Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the center. Donna Petty will speak and the South Erwin Ladies Ensemble will provide music. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $25 a person. You can call the center at (910) 897-4616 for more information and to reserve your seat.

Many upcoming events were discussed at the Kiwanis of Coats business meeting held on the third Monday at Ron’s Barn. Robie Butler talked about the annual golf tournament to be held Friday at Chicora Country Club. The proceeds from this event will be used to continue service projects in the community and the many youth programs at local schools.

Amy Johnson reported from the Coats Clean Sweep Week Committee that will be from now until April 29. The goal is for everyone to work together toward cleaning up the community. Areas of focus are suggested as: Mondays for mowing; Tuesdays for trash; Wednesdays for white electrical items; Thursdays for trimming; and Fridays for friends to help others who need help cleaning up. The grand finale will be Friday, April 29, when people can sign-up to work in teams to address specific projects.

Pat Godwin reported that Smith’s Farms will begin the Gospel Sing Nights again tonight. Next Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. will be an open meeting at the Coats Area Chamber of Commerce for the chamber and the town leaders to talk about plans for the upcoming year.

Bring the entire family, neighbors, friends, civic group members, church members and your bottled water to the main Clean Sweep community event which will be April 29 at 9 a.m. Meet outside of the Coats Town Hall building, in the parking lot for the sign in. If you wish to sign up in advance, call Rodney Pleasant at (910) 897-5183. Wear brightly colored clothing that is comfortable and can get soiled, along with comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Gloves, trash bags and basic supplies for each project will be provided.

There will be multiple projects throughout town to complete for families and people of all ages. All children 12 and younger are required to have parental supervision. They will collect nonperishable items for His Daily Bread Ministry at the sign-in table. Want more information? Email admjohnson@ embarqmail.com.

The TAP (Teens as Parents) Vendor Fair is coming up on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Government Complex Commons Area located at 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. in Lillington. There will be an incredible assortment of vendors and crafts to shop from, including Younique, LuLaRoe, Initial Outfitters, Rodan+Field, Norwex, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, candles, jewelry, ornaments, pottery, scarves, trivets, art and cosmetics. The organization is seeking more vendors. The registration fee is $25. For more information, contact Debbie Byrd at (910) 8937530.

I would like to wish a happy birthday to Penny Lee, Cam Bailey, Jackson Pope, Elyssa Lischin, Devon Moore, Henry Turlington, Jenna Whittington, Tyler Honeycutt, Sondra Smith, Brandi White, Laura Moore, Keely Hedrick, Brandi Hall, Velton Stone Jr., Laura Lopez, James Maynor Jr., Riley Allen, J.P. Cole, Karen Ferguson and Carolyn Guey.

My deepest sympathies to the families of Bonnie Byrd and Betty Parker.

Ron’s Barn offers the finest southern gospel groups live every Thursday night from 7 to 8:30. Admission is free with your meal served from 5 to 9 p.m. Weekly reservations are suggested. The group singing tonight is Watchman Quartet and next week’s featured group is Trinity Laymen Quartet from Raleigh.

Please remember these people in your prayers this week: Dorothy Denning, Clara Wood, Donna Frye Ferrell, Lou Lamm, Betty and Stacey Johnson, Peggy Senter, Frank and Pat Whitesell, Ann Beasley, Peggy Barnes, Wynonia Ennis, Charles Phillips, Bertha and Kermit Turner, Juanita Hudson, JoAnne Turlington, Paula Blackman, Lloyd Hall, Peggy Godwin, John and Kathi Ennis, Jerome Caudle, Marianna Williamson, Carol Byrd, Keith Williams, Clara Weaver, Sandra C. Byrd, Frances Matthews, JoAnn Jefferson, Alice Lou Roberts, Kaylan King, Dennis Rose, Jean Landreth, Pastor Thomas Washington, Elise Avery, Dick Stewart, Marshall Pleasant, Betty Gregory, Tammy Vann (Ma’s Grill), Wallace Parker, Jean Pleasant and all those in nursing homes.

My quote this week is from Susie Lawson: “May you suddenly know and believe that you are deeply loved, abundantly cared for and profoundly called. May you discern the heavenly resources you’ve yet to lay hold of. May you begin to care more and more about the needs of others because of who you are and whose you are! May you give generously as one who has an endless supply to draw from. You are loved, called, equipped and provided for. Live boldly and gladly. The Savior has you in his hand and in his heart!”

If you have information to go into the paper, give me a call at (910) 897-6132, email me at dragonflyfloristnc@ gmail.com by Monday or come by Dragonfly Florist in Coats to speak with me personally.

NOTES FROM COATS

TERRY JOHNSON

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