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BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Church hosts COVID testing

Town Business

Town Council holds a regular scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Badin Conference Center. Visitors are welcome, but masks are required.

Jo Grey

Fall Town Clean-up is underway and will conclude Thursday at noon. Check the town website for more details about which items Badin Public Works will remove.

Palestine UMC

UMC Women’s group is hosting a Poor Man’s Supper fundraiser for missions on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 36414 Palestine Road. Plates are $8 and include pinto beans, potatoes, cabbage, side meat, onions, cornbread and dessert. The meals are for drive-thru or carry-out only.

Palestine UMC is glad to announce indoor services will resume Sunday at 11 a.m. Masks are mandatory for indoor worship. Social distance protocols will be followed.

Bethel UMC will continue outdoor Sunday services at 9:30 a.m.

No-Cost Covid-19 Screening

Stony Hill UMC is providing no-cost Covid screening at the church, 28996 Stony Hill Road, Albemarle, on Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The tests will be administered by Goshen Medical Center, Inc., whose mission is “to provide access to affordable healthcare for all people.” Because of limited time slots, appointments must be made through the church’s Facebook page, website, https://stonyhillumc.org/ or by phone to Pastor Kaye at 704-982-2605. Please print and fill out the registration form and bring to the appt.

Pastor Kaye invites the community to join in Prayer Walks on Wednesdays for Badin Elementary from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Golf Cart Ride

It’s the inaugural Halloween Golf Cart Ride on Oct. 30 for all Badin golf carts or tractors. Tie on some lights or drape spider webs on the hood and meet up with neighbors behind the VFD off Nantahala Street at 6:30 p.m. After a parade through East and West Badin, return to the firehouse for light refreshments. Please call Polly, 610-248-2257, or Liz, 704-984-3701, so enough refreshments will be provided. Spectators may want to be sitting on front porches to enjoy the sight.

10 Days of Uwharrie

Beautiful fall weather has come just in time for the annual NC Outdoor Festival. A variety of events are planned from Friday to Oct. 25. Badin is rolling out the welcome mat as much as social distancing will allow. For updates, check Facebook pages for Better Badin, Inc. or the Town of Badin.

Oct. 16: Beginning at 10 a.m. to close of business, an impressive collection of movie posters from the silent screen era can be viewed on the patio of Loafers & Legends, 24 Falls Road.

At 4 p.m. Mayor Harwood will host a pleasant walking tour of the French-built town. Please meet in front of Town Hall, 36 Falls Road.

Badin businessman Curt Dorsey is set to reveal some secrets about the WWII-era B-25 bomber resting at the bottom of Badin Lake. “Bomber Tales” will begin at 6 p.m. inside Loafers & Legends.

Oct. 17: Badin’s 15th Annual Run the Valley, sponsored by Uwharrie Running Club, is deemed “the most challenging half marathon in the state.” Walkers and runners may also choose a 5K or 8K. All events begin in front of Badin Post Office. Call 704-983-3274 for more information.

Oct. 18: Come and kayak the Falls Reservoir with kayak rentals available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Follow up with a free tour of the Badin Historic Museum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the afternoon.

Oct. 20: Tuesdays are great for leisurely investigations of Badin’s Historic Museum, Firehouse Museum and Quadruplex Museum. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 noon, or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct. 24: The 2nd Annual Best Dam Run 5K begins at 8 a.m. on Pine St. next to Badin UMC. Runners and walkers will enjoy a wooded route to the spectacular Narrows Dam. Register online at www.runsignup.com or call 704-983-3274 for more information.

Oct. 25: Enjoy free pontoon cruises on Badin Lake from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. provided by Lilly’s Bridge Marina. For reservations call 910-439-2104 and select option 1, or come and see what space is available. The cruises will leave from the Badin Lake Wildlife Landing.

Badin Historic Museum will also be open for drop-in tours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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