BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Church to host Trunk or Treat, blood drive

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Halloween Happenings

Palestine UMC will host a Trunk and Treat immediately after the Sunday morning worship service at 36414 Palestine Road, Albemarle.

Badin VFD Trunk and Treat has been cancelled this year.

Palestine UMC

Jo Grey

The church will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive at 1 p.m. Sunday in the church Fellowship Hall.

The UMC Charge Conference is at Bethel UMC on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Many other announcements can be found on the Facebook page.

Town Business

Leaf collection begins Monday with pick up on the following streets: Lake, Elm, Poplar and Hickory. Collection will continues street by street through Nov. 10 unless weather becomes a problem. The schedule of streets for each day’s pickup is posted on or Badin’s Facebook page.

Remember how piles of leaves become traffic hazards over time? Please consider timing and placement when tackling this seasonal chore.

Limb and brush pickup is planned for Nov. 2. Please have debris curbside before 8 a.m.

Town Council holds a regular meeting Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Badin Conference Center on Falls Road. Visitors are welcome.

Family Event

All are welcome to Badin Bash at the Village Green on Falls Road 3-5 p.m. Nov. 6.

There will be bounce houses, face painting, music, fire trucks and first responder vehicles, hot dogs and more offer safe and free family time entertainment.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a family picnic. Badin churches are sponsoring this activity.

Better Badin, Inc.

The next monthly meeting of this volunteer group is Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Loafers and Legends.

Plans are underway for the annual Badin Tree Lighting on Nov. 30.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Badin residents are invited to the Annual Badin Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 13 at Ike’s Community Center, 507 Roosevelt St.

Turkey and all the home-cooked trimmings will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by Palestine’s Love Thy Neighbor group.

Movies on the Green

Cooler weather is perfect for a free outdoor showing of a 1980s juvenile adventure film, “The Goonies” (PG), set to begin at sundown on Nov. 13 on the green across from Town Hall.

Beverages will be available for sale.

Christmas Concert

Better Badin welcomes back to town the “Glorious Sounds of Christmas, Encore” with David Mills, an Albemarle native, and the Charlotte Festive Brass at Badin Baptist Church on Nov. 28.

Seating is limited for the 4 p.m. concert. Tickets are available for $25 from Better Badin members or at Loafers and Legends, or Eventbrite.

The church sanctuary is handicapped accessible.

Badin Presbyterian

Everyone is invited to the church on Spruce Street for Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

In a recent Facebook post, Pastor Dan Wray commended a group of Badin Presbyterian children for raising $369 for Stanly Community Christian Ministry.

Badin News is by Jo Grey. Email