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Chase Corner Thrift Store: $2 Bag Sale on all clothing, June 8-9. Bag provided. Proceeds to community to help those in need. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Spring/Summer clothing, purses, shoes, small household items. Thurs.- Sat., June 8-10, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic

Sat. June 10, 12-1pm at Thunder Road Animal Hospital; 827 Thunder Road, Spindale. Rabies shots: 1 year $14 cash, 3 year $18 cash. Other discounted vaccines available for your pets. Keep your pets healthy and legal. 828-286-0033.

BBQ Benefit: Yard Sale & BBQ Benefit for cancer patient Russell Croom; Sponsored by Sugar Hill Baptist Church, Sat. June 10, Yard Sale with Sausage Biscuits & Coffee for $1.50 starts at 7AM. BBQ 11AM until. Adults $8, 6-12 $4, under 6-free. Held at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills.

Fundraiser: Fred's Store in Rutherfordton is partnering with 1 Chef Mobile Kitchen to host a fundraiser event in our parking lot, Sat. June 10, 11am-6pm. We are trying to raise money for the Greenville Children's Hospital. Games, prizes, drawings, bake sale & more! 150 Park Lane Drive.

Buffet Breakfast: The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Buffet Breakfast, Sat. June 10, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under Free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center. Also anyone wishing to have a Yard Sale at the Center on that date may do so just call 828-429-9075 to let us know.

Flowering Bridge Events: •Tues. June 13, 10am, nature walk in Rumbling Bald (carpool from bridge or meet inside RB gate). •Tues. June 27, 10am, soil amending and testing. 828-625-2540.

Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser

Sat. June 17, 11am until sold out at The Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc. of 1900 Freemantown Road in Lake Lure. Plates are $9. Hotdogs will also be sold. An added attraction will include the display and firing of a Civil War canon replica hourly. Games will include horseshoes, corn toss, basketball, playground, chair volleyball, table games, etc.

DAV, Chapter #25

Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month at the National Guard Armory on Withrow Road, Forest City. Potluck Dinner is provided at 6pm, followed by the meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595.


Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Charlie Cook 828-248-2754.

Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.

Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 monthly meeting every 3rd Friday, 7pm at the Rutherford County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. Creighton Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Gaither Harwood 828-287-3412.

PAWS of Rutherford County: If you have or know of a pet in need of food or a dog house please call 888-422-7303, leave message. You can leave a message anonymously if you see a dog in need. If you would like to donate to help RC pets in need our PayPal address is: PawsofRC@gmail.com or mail to Paws of RC PO Box 399, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Thank you for your continued support.

Yokefellow Change in Procedure: In an effort to make it easier for clients in need of assistance to be interviewed in a timely manner, the following changes are being made. All Client Service Interviews will be by appointment only. This change is being made in an effort to eliminate extended waiting periods, and allow clients to plan their day around personal work schedules, transportation issues, etc. Call 828-287-0776 to schedule appt. If you are seeking assistance with utilities, schedule appt 10 days prior to the day of disconnection of service to allow time for processing.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

Grace of God Rescue Mission needed items: Sectional plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. 828-245-9141.

Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter Needed Items: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.

Sisters In Christ Ministry In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 East Main St., Spindale.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, fruit, and veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice and dried beans, and toiletry needs such as: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Provides knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.

Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. www.al-anon.alateen.org

New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.

Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.

Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tuesday evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.

Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent and family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.

American Legion Post 74 Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food available.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop: Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Donations are tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042.

Low Cost Spay & Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

PAWS of Rutherford County: Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: pawsofrc@gmail.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org

Annual Coat Drive: Bring coats to the Gilkey School Community Center. Also taking Tobaggans, Gloves, Blankets, Sheets. For deliver or pickup, call Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.

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