Safe Kids Harnett County will host a fundraiser at Zaxby's in Lillington Thursday, June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. During this event, 10 percent of sales at the restaurant will benefit Safe Kids Harnett County.
The Harnett County Partnership for Children will host a community celebration Monday, June 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Partnership for Children office at 170 Pine State Street, Lillington. The event will celebrate the organization's 15 years of services to children and families in Harnett County with a ribbon cutting and luncheon.
The Town of Lillington will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration Saturday, July 4 from 2 until 9 p.m. Events will include a duck rodeo and duck derby along with inflatable rides at the Cape Fear River and fireworks at dusk along with a classic car show in Lillington Park. For more information, contact the Lillington Chamber of Commerce at (910) 893-2864.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin, a founder of our nation, once wanted to have the wild turkey as the National Bird? How about the fact that Raven Rock was originally called Patterson's Rock? Goodness, and did you know that the US Flag has undergone 26 revisions since 1777? Come and learn about the different symbols of our nation and state park as we celebrate Independence Day! Meet at the visitor center. If you have any questions about this event, contact the park office at (910) 893-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reception will be held for Miss North Carolina Kate Peacock Monday, July 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Howard House at 402 S. Layton Ave., Dunn. Peacock is from Dunn and the second Harnett County resident to win Miss North Carolina in six years.
The Lillington Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, July 9 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in the Harnett County Government Complex Commons Area at 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington. Donors will receive free homemade ice cream following their donations. To make an appointment, call (910) 893-7578. This event is sponsored by Harnett County Public Health and Harnett County RSVP.
The Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center will host a blood drive Friday, July 17 at the River's Edge Walmart at 590 E. Jackson Blvd, Erwin. The blood drive will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. Community members are encouraged to donate blood to help save lives locally. Every donor will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
Strata Solar will host a Military & Construction Job Fair Wednesday, July 22 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Barrington House at 608 W. Barrington St., Dunn. The company is seeking skilled and unskilled professionals from the following fields: Electrical, Underground Utilities, Laborers, Carpentry, Quality Inspection, Military, General Construction, Piping and Commissioning. Same day hire, no solar experience required, the company will provide training. Come with your resume and be prepared to be interviewed and complete new hire papework on the spot. Pre-employment drug screens will be administered. For more information, go to www.stratasolar.com.
The Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Triangle Orthopaedic Associates at 133 Professional Park, Erwin, Tuesday, July 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. RSVP by July 21 to the Erwin Chamber at (910) 897-7300.
Gospel at the Gazebo is presented by the Erwin Chamber of Commerce the second Friday of each month. The show will begin at 6 p.m. with Glory Bound Way and Frances Wood. This event is located at 101 North 13th Street in Downtown Erwin near the start of the Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail. Lawn chairs are encouraged.
The Campbell University Street Fair 2015 will be held Tuesday, August 18 from 6 until 8 p.m. The goal is to inform the students of what is available to them as a member of the Campbell University community and our local businesses and organizations are a vital part of this process. Businesses are welcome to hold drawings and give away any prizes. In past years, participants have given away prizes ranging from free haircuts to restaurant gift certificates.
The Lillington Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will host the second annual State of the County Luncheon Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Lillington Community Center, 607 S. 13th Street, Lillington. This event will include updates from Deputy Harnett County Manager Paula Stewart, Economic Development Director Nick Dula and Harnett County Schools Superintendent Stan Williams; exhibits from more than a dozen county organizations; and a buffet lunch. Exhibits will open at 11 with lunch available starting at 11:45. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, contact Lillington Chamber Director Nancy Guy at (910) 893-3751.
Choose a type of business that suits your business skills, dreams and resources. Learn about business plan development, ‘tool belt’ of business skills, naming and licensing, profit centers and more. Tips to help increase customer traffic and profits will be discussed. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the CCCC Health Science Building at 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.
The Lillington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Golf Tournament at the Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek on this date. Registration and lunch is at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Player fees are $50 per person or $200 per team. (Includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and beverages, entry dee and 2 mulligans per player.) Hole sponsorships cost $100. To enter, complete the entry form by August 21.
With Google's massive change from being a search engine to being a knowledge engine, traditional search engine optimization methods not only are not working but may get your site penalized by Google. In this class will learn current Keyword Tools, analytics, content creation, content curation and search optimization techniques to make your site more effective and drive customers to your business. This free workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Trophy Room of the Triangle South Enterprise Center in Dunn. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 892-2884.
The Coats High School Class of 1965 50th Reunion is planned for August 28 and 29. Stay tuned for more details.
Race site: General William C. Lee Museum 209 W Divine Street Dunn, NC 28334 Registration: 7:00 am Opening Ceremonies: 8:00 am 10k: 8:30 am 5k: 9:00 am 1 Mile Fun Run: 10:00 am Pre-registration fees (Now through August 1st): 10K: $25.00 5K: $25.00 Fun Run: $20.00 Registration Fees after August 1st: 10k: $30.00 5k: $30.00 Fun Run: $25.00