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Granville Community Briefs for May 10

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The Granville County Relay for Life will be held today beginning at 6 p.m. at the J.F. Webb High School track.

A survivors’ reception will begin at 4:30 p.m in the Webb cafeteria.

Church fish fry

The Methodist men of Creedmoor United Methodist Church will host a spring fish fry fundraiser for the community today at the picnic shelter behind the church. Hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Plates are $8 each, eat-in or drive-thru pickup.

The Methodist women will also have baked items for sale.

South Granville FFA plant sale

South Granville High School FFA will host its annual plant sale Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the school’s greenhouse. Buy a variety of flowering plants as well as tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and beans. Prices range from 50 cents to $2. Contact Ms. Stewart or Mrs. Wade for more details or to arrange another time to visit. For more information, email or

Olive Grove chicken plate sale

The Olive Grove Baptist Church chicken plate sale is scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Plates are $8 each. Email for tickets.

First Baptist Academy Fun Run

The third annual First Baptist Church Academy Fun Run (Family Walk/5K) will be held Saturday, May 18. Sign-in and shirt pickup begins at 8:15 a.m. Run begins at 9 a.m.

Register online at or at FBC Academy on Main Street in Creedmoor.

Ages 13 and up cost $30 and ages 12 and under pay $20. Stroller riders are free. Proceeds to benefit FBCA Impact Scholarship Fund.

There will also be a bounce house, carnival food and performances.

Crime stoppers golf tournament

The Granville County Crime Stoppers Annual Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 18 at South Granville Country Club.

Team registration is $200, hole sponsorship is $100 and corporate sponsorship is $500.

Forms are available at Creedmoor Drug and South Granville Country Club and should be submitted with payment (cash or check payable to GCCS) to: Bobby Wheeler, 607 Forrest Lane, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

For more information, contact Bobby Wheeler at 919-691-0526.

‘Alive After Five’ to celebrate 16th year

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s 16th year of “Alive After Five” events will begin Thursday, May 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Oxford’s downtown parking lot at Littlejohn and Gilliam streets.

The Embers, featuring Craig Wooland, will lead off as entertainers.

Granville County 4-H summer programs

The Granville County 4-H Summer Fun Program will feature fun and hands-on learning experiences. In order to reserve a spot, registration must be submitted online by May 31. All activities have capacity limits and spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In addition to Summer Fun, Granville County 4-H will host a Summer Teen Leadership Program for teens ages 14-18. Teens interested in applying should have an interest in mentoring younger youth, exhibit enthusiasm, and demonstrate responsibility as they will be assisting the 4-H agent with the Summer Fun Program. Applications are due by Friday, May 17.

For more information, visit the website:

Butner Chicken Pickin’ set for June 1

The Butner Community Association is making final plans for the 25th annual Butner Chicken Pickin’.

The Butner Street Dance will be held Friday, May 31 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lifestyle Fitness parking lot on the corner of 16th & C streets in Butner, weather permitting. The Castaways Band will perform.

The Butner Chicken Pickin’ will be held Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy day-long live entertainment on two stages, a barbecue chicken cook-off contest, food and craft vendors, kiddie activities and rides, a tractor show, and a car show. The featured band this year is Soul Psychedelique Orchestra.

The event will be held rain or shine at Gazebo Park on Central Avenue in Butner. Pets, skateboards and bicycles are not allowed at the event.

For more information, go to or visit the Facebook page to receive updates as they are posted.

There are still some vendor spaces available. Spaces for craft, merchandise, services and food providers, including anyone who would like to participate in the barbecue chicken cook-off contest, are open. Forms can be found online at or contact Judy Cheek for more information at 919-906-7025.