Community Calendar for Sept. 24
by By Abbi Overfelt
Voter registration: The Board of Elections will be conducting a voter registration drive in the commons area at Scotland High School from 11 a.m to 1:15 p.m.
Golf tournament: The Scottish Pilot Club’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament, named after the late Barbara Hasty Sasseen, a charter member of the Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg, will be held at Scotch Meadows Country Club.
Sign-ups start at 9 a.m. and a shot-gun start is set for 10 a.m. A breakfast of biscuits, fruit and coffee will be served. There will be an Awards Luncheon following play.
The format is four-person teams, of either or both men and women, two-low net best balls with 75 percent handicap. Door prizes will be awarded and a competition will be held for the longest drive and closest to the pin.
The entry fee is $60 per player or $160 for Eagle Sponsor. Checks should be made payable to the Scottish Pilot Club, P.O. Box 2223, Laurinburg, NC 28353. Proceeds fund the club’s annual projects and charitable donations.
For information, call Jane Callahan at 910-276-2016 or Carol McCall at 910-276-4246. Brochures can be obtained at the Pro Shop or they can be picked up at Realty World.
Trike-a-thon: Trinity Childcare, of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, will hold a trike-a-thon from 10-11 a.m. Children aged 1 to 5 will participate as well as the Laurinburg Police and Fire departments.
The event is being held as part of a national fundraising week for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can be made at the church or at http://fundraising.stjude.org/trinity.
The church is located at 13000 Blues Farm Road.
Relay for Life: The Scotland County Relay for Life will be held on Sept. 27 and 28 at Scotland County High School. For information, visit http://tinyurl.com/lxgedz6.
Festival: The 23rd annual Kuumba Festival will take place on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Market Park on Lee’s Mill Road. The free event will feature educational exhibits with art and artifacts as well as live music, storytelling, kid’s activities, a fashion show and vendors selling crafts and collectibles. For information, call Otis James at 910-277-8721 or Bettie P. McNair at 910-276-4345.
Barnesville Reunion: The 20th annual school reunion of Barnesville School will be held at Bethesda Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The reunion will begin at 5 p.m. and will be $18 per person. Participants need to R.S.V.P by Sept. 14. For information, contact Evelyn Norton at 910-648-4247.
Scotland County Highland Games: The Historic Laurinburg and Scotland County Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews University will be open to vistors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A whiskey tasting and gathering will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn. Pre-registration for the whiskey tasting is required.
A reception for sponsors and clans will be held at the William Henry Belk Student Center, at St. Andrews University, from 7-9 p.m. A concert featuring Scottish Gold Medalist Bruce Gandy will be held at St. Andrews University’s Avenger Auditorium at 8 p.m. For information, visit http://www.schgnc.org/
Scotland County Highland Games: The Scotland County Highland Games will be held on the grounds of the John Blue Home and Historical Complex, at 13040 X-ray Road in Laurinburg. The games field opens to the general public at 8 a.m., and the opening ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Games will continue until closing ceremonies at 4:30 p.m., and a Ceilidh will be held from 7:30-10 p.m. at Jerry’s Deli and Grill. For information, visit http://www.schgnc.org/
Victim Advocacy Training: The Domestic Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County will be holding its annual Volunteer Victim Advocacy Training at the Dulin Center on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three days of the training must be completed to receive certification to volunteer with the agency. Training will also be held on Oct. 12 and 26.
For information and to register, call 910-276-5505 and speak to Beth Taylor, Doretha Woods, or Sharon Armstrong. Registration must be made by Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.
Fall Festival: Advance Auto Parts will host a fall fundraising event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at its Laurinburg location, 1216 S. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will offer child safety seat inspections, kid’s identification cards and food, and will feature sheriff and police patrol cars and a fire truck.
Scotland County Highland Games: A Kirkin’ of the Tartans Worship Service will be held at Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. The church is located at 15301 McFarland Road in Laurinburg. For information, visit http://www.schgnc.org/
Putting on the Ritz: Scotland Memorial Foundation’s 20th Annual Putting on the Ritz: A Gala of Giving will begin at 6 p.m. on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital. The black tie event includes dinner, music, dancing, and silent and live auctions. For information call 291-7550.
NAACP Banquet: The Scotland County NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund banquet at 6 p.m. at Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Otis T. McMillan will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for youth, and children under 12 are admitted free. For information call 373-1203.
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