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Jo Grey: Church hosts Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Badin Elementary

Jo Grey writes the Badin News for the SNAP.

Open House for grades 1-5 is today from 5-6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Open House is Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Listen for the traditional ringing of the Badin Elementary bell on the first day, Monday.
The first holiday of the school year is Sept. 3 —Labor Day.

Badin Library
Everyone is invited to weekly Storytime and crafts today and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Bring a friend for a cool reading adventure.
Badin Library hours are Monday, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.

Badin Baptist
Pastor B.J. Bowers hosts a Bible study and prayer gathering each Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet. Everyone is invited to this time of fellowship.

Badin UMC
The church continues the tradition of hosting the Badin Elementary Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Friday.
Please come to the school for set-up at 7:30 a.m. And let Pastor Linker know what food item you are able to bring if you haven’t already.
Soul Food community meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at 132 Church St. (the former Tabernacle UMC). Come for music, a message and a meal.

Morrow
Mountain
The pool remains open weekends-only through Labor Day, Sept. 3. It will close for the season beginning Sept. 4.
Join a ranger-led hike on the easy Quarry Trail (0.8 mi.) Aug. 31 from 2-3 p.m. to learn about the “building blocks of Morrow Mountain State Park” related to its geological history and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Come for Movie Night with “Finding Nemo” on Sept. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at the Lodge.
Popcorn will be furnished, but bring your own chairs, blankets and water to drink.
Please arrive in time to settle in before the movie begins.
Bring your grandparents and Read-With-a-Ranger on Grandparents Day, Sept. 9, beginning at 10 a.m.
Come to the Lodge to hear the story “White Owl, Barn Owl” and learn about the owls of Morrow Mountain.
Each child will make a nature-themed picture frame, so please bring a picture taken with grandparents.

Sunshine Club
The next meeting of this congenial group is Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Stephanie Campbell, membership engagement director for the Stanly County YMCA, who will present information about opportunities and programs at the YMCA.
A covered-dish lunch will follow, so please bring a dish to share. The whole community is invited.

Badin Presbyterian
The community is invited to First Sunday Lunch on Sept. 2 following the 11 a.m. worship service.
This congregation of believers has recently joined the fastest growing Presbyterian denomination — ECO: an Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.
Pastor Dan Wray invites families and individuals to come see what’s new at Badin Presbyterian.

Badin Business
Town Hall will be closed for Labor Day, Sept. 3, however, the website is open and awaiting input for the town survey.
Please make known those opinions and ideas for consideration by town officials at www.badin.org.
Town Council will meet Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Visitors are always welcome.
Watch this column for further information about the Fall Town Clean-Up coming in October.

Better Badin
Better Badin, Inc. will hold the regular monthly meeting on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall on Falls Road.
A sincere welcome to the visitors and new members who attended the August meeting. Everyone is invited to come find out what plans are underway to enhance life in Badin.
Get ready for a Community Yard Sale to be held Oct. 13. More information to follow.
The new Badin Concert Series will have a kick-off concert on Nov. 25 at Badin Baptist Church.
“The Glorious Sounds of Christmas” performed by professional musicians on brass and organ will introduce the Christmas season. Information about tickets will follow soon.
Next up, on Nov. 27 is the Badin Tree Lighting. Then, Dec. 11 the Stanly County Chorale will present a concert of seasonal music by the English composer John Rutter at Badin Baptist Church.
They will be joined by the North Stanly High School Chorus and Handbell Chorus, directed by Aza Hudson.

Badin News is by Jo Grey. Contact her at Jo.greync@gmail.com at 704-995-2475.