Editorial: Lot to do, lot to share, fun for all
Thrills and good times are going to be awaiting in many places over the next 72 hours.
In no particular order, today we’re encouraging participation whenever able, and ever how the event fits those needing a little entertainment. All ages are included.
In Vance County tonight, a pre-teen piano prodigy will be performing at Vance-Granville Community College. Umi Garrett is part of the Henderson Community Concert Association series.
Tonight in Granville County the chamber of commerce will host its annual Cluck ’N Shuck. The menu is scrumptious, and the cause helps the community.
High school football is also available tonight, though only Warren County of our four teams is at home.
Near the county line at noon today the volunteer firemen of Watkins are raising money. We’re hard-pressed to ever find a volunteer fire department in these parts that doesn’t offer up the tastiest chicken or pork plates.
Double your fun on the idea by visiting the Drewry firemen near the other county line on Saturday evening.
Swing by Lowe’s on Saturday and you’ll see the Tar River Cruizers gathering. That might just whet an appetite for next weekend’s Show, Shine Shag & Dine.
The streets of Oxford will be buzzing Saturday morning when the Shriners take over. They’ll be in town replete with a parade ending at the annual Masonic Homecoming Festival. They have big-boy toys, so keep feet on the curb, not on the street.
The Caribbean comes to the Henderson Institute Museum in a concert Saturday afternoon.
Warrenton is going to be a happening place on Saturday as well. From 10 to 4, at the Courthouse Square, it’s the Harvest Market Festival. Crafts, artisans, food, a farmers market and a beer area will be in place.
Then there’s the Vance County Regional Fair, which opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday.
This isn’t a complete list, but it’s a good one of things to do in a place where often we’ve heard there’s nothing to do. That just isn’t true.
There’s another common thread, too. This is National Newspaper Week, and anybody reading Your Favorite Good Morning Newspaper the last few days could have already known about each of these.
No matter the destination, have fun!