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Morrow Mountain to present Read-With-A-Ranger

Badin Library

Jo Grey writes the Badin News for the SNAP.

Today’s story and craft time theme is “Recycling Rocks!” and the program begins at 3:30 p.m. All children are welcome.
On July 19, the program is “Painting Rocks Rocks!” Make sure to fill out Reading Records, and pick up a calendar with the remaining summer programs outlined.
Also, check out the new carpet and ongoing improvements for the library.
Badin Library hours are Monday, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.

Morrow Mountain
The monthly Read-With-a-Ranger program is July 21 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Boathouse. The featured book is “The Raft” by Jim LaMarche.
Following the reading, participants will be able to try out a canoe on Lake Tillery and learn about the Yadkin-Pee Dee River system, but each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call for reservations at 704-982-4402. The first hour of canoeing is free.
The next Movie Night is Aug. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” will be shown at the Morrow Mountain Lodge.
Bring your own chairs or blankets and some water, and get settled before the movie start time.
Popcorn will be provided.

Sunshine Club
Everyone is invited to the meeting July 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Badin Baptist Church on Falls Road.
Pastor Beau Linker of Badin United Methodist Church and his family will provide a special program.
The gathering includes a covered-dish lunch so everyone is asked to contribute a favorite dish and $1. Beverages are provided.

Teens Making A Difference
The community is invited to the 25th anniversary celebration of the organization Teens Making a Difference.
The festivities begin July 27 with a Fun Day at West Badin Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Reunion Banquet will be July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Ike’s Community Center, 507 Roosevelt St.
Deloris Chambers, Badin’s mayor pro-tem, founded the organization in 1993. Along with Valerie Tyson, Chambers has spent many years befriending young people, encouraging good character and inspiring another generation to make a difference.
A scholarship winner will be announced and supporters of the organization will be recognized.
For more information, call Chambers at 704-438-6948 or Tyson at 704-422-3559.

Badin UMC
“Ocean Exploration” is the theme for VBS on July 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Badin UMC, 18 Hickory St.
Pastor Beau Linker says children should come in bathing suits and bring a towel for a special surprise. In addition, the day will feature Bible lessons, snacks, arts and crafts, a prize table, a free lunch and lots of fun for children and families. Everyone is welcome.
The church will serve a community meal at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Tabernacle UMC, 132 Church St., Albemarle.
All are invited to enjoy the music, message and meal. Church members will provide soup, sandwiches and dessert.

Community Survey
Check out the Community Input Survey at www.badin.org as soon as possible.
Badin Town Council wishes to gather public opinions on various topics affecting the town.
Responses will be considered as the town sets goals for the future. All residents are encouraged to complete the survey.

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