How You Can Help Visually Impaired In Your Community

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• Mark your calenders for Tuesday, Nov. 28, for Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 28, and help the visually impaired in your community.

• Support and Mobility Canes — $25. Each year, NCLI provides over 1,700 support and mobility canes free of charge to the visually impaired across the state.

• Matching Funds — $75. Local Lions Clubs provide assistance for their local community members with the cost of purchasing glasses, exams and surgeries. NCLI will cover half the cost by providing matching grants.

• Camp Dogwood — $125. Each summer, NCLI offers a space for the blind and visually impaired to have a “camp experience.” Campers are asked to pay a small fee of $125 for their week’s stay while the true cost to host a camper for the week is equal to $1,000. Help sponsor a camper for this upcoming summer.

• Mobile Screening Unit — $150. With an average number of 6,000 individuals screened each year, the NCLI Mobile Screening Unit offers free vision and hearing screenings across the state. NCLI asks for clubs to pay a fee of $150 to host the mobile screening unit when the true cost to host a mobile screening unit is over $1,500. Contact a Lions Club member if you feel led to contribute.

Member Of The Month

The Member of the Month for November is Sew There! Quilts and More. They are a small quilting fabric shop with big ideas. Their main focus is quilting including classes for a variety of skill levels, but it does not stop there. They also offer beginner Sewing 101 for the new “seamers” as well as other sewing projects. They also offer classes for kids as well as adults. They are your local Janome Sewing Machine shop too.

Sew There! Quilts and More supports Quilts for Kids, Ryan’s Case for Smiles and Project Linus. They are the home for your local ASG neighborhood group.

Sew There! Quilts and More is located at 27 E. Depot St., Angier, and can be reached by calling (919) 331-2499.

Christmas On The Square

Join the Angier Chamber of Commerce for Christmas. Christmas on the Square will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. There will be a tree lighting, hayrides, live nativities, live entertainment, kids activities, refreshments, visits with Santa, and more. This event is free to the public.

The annual Angier Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. If you would like to reserve a spot in the parade, visit www.angierchamber.org or email angiercc@angierchamber. org for an application. Deadline for applications is Friday.

The Angier Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers for Christmas on the Square. Help will be needed in children’s crafts and refreshments. If you would be willing to help, call the chamber at (919) 639-2500 or email angiercc@ angierchamber.org.

Pancake, Sausage Breakfast

On Saturday morning, Dec. 2, from 7 until 10 a.m., the Kiwanis Club of Angier will host a pancake/ sausage breakfast at the Angier Depot. Cost is $6 per plate. Come out for a great breakfast and join us at 10 a.m. for the annual Angier Christmas parade!

Keepsake Session To Benefit HAWC Let the magic begin with a Kimberly’s Keepsake session by Kimberly Austin Photography on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC) located at 309 W. Duncan St., Lillington. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HAWC.

Buddy Backpack

The Harnett County Partnership for Children is collecting food donations for the Harnett County Buddy Backpack program. The Buddy Backpack program is designed to provide food to children identified by school staff who have little or nothing to eat over the weekend.

Donations needed are: Vienna Sausages, Nabs/crackers, individual oatmeal/grits, raisins, juice boxes, fruit cups, breakfast bars or Pop-Tarts, Beanie Weenies, Ramen Noodles, pudding cups, applesauce, individual cereal and microwaveable mac and cheese.

Please make sure all food is individual serving size and cans have pop tops. If you rather make a monetary donation, $30 will feed one child for one month or $300 will feed one child for one year. You can carry your donations to Harnett County Partnership for Children located at 170 Pine State St., Lillington, by Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, call (910) 893-2344.

Open House

Join Jabez Floristry for their open house Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. During open house, there will be 10 percent off Christmas items and free door prizes.

Santa And Friends Need Your Help Santa and Friends need your help. Santa needs 200 basketballs by Thanksgiving. He will deliver these balls at Christmas to some special kids. He can purchase balls for $5 each with your tax deductible donation. Donations can be mailed to Santa and Friends Inc., P.O. Box 1172, Angier, NC 27501.

Christmas Dinner Show

Join Paige Johnson and The Outskirts Band as they bring in the Christmas season with a mix of Christmas standards as well as some songs you have not heard before. You can never tell what this group will come up with to get you smiling. Paige is bringing in an additional guest musician to compliment this star group! These Christmas shows typically sell out early, so do not delay. Call Johnson Properties today to get yours or just drop by anytime and pick them up. Same price ($30 for a super buffet dinner and two hours of family and faith-inspired fun for all ages). The room will be decorated and the atmosphere will be festive. Friday night dinner is at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30 sharp. Saturday night dinner is at 6 and the show starts at 7. Sunday matinee lunch is at 1 and the show starts at 2 p.m. Bring your friends for a sure time of fun, food and great fellowship.

ANGIER CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

SHELBY BLACKMON

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