BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Love Thy Neighbor hosts Thanksgiving meal

Published 11:06 am Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Town Business

Town Council meets at 7 tonight in the Badin Conference Center. Visitors are welcome.
Leaf Collection is underway this week on a street-by-street schedule, which can be accessed on the town website,

Badin Elementary

Jo Grey

The deadline for ordering “custom keepsakes” from Art to Remember is Wednesday. This school fundraiser turns children’s artwork into gifts and mementos, such as mugs, T-shirts, jewelry, framed art and more. Fill out the form on

Veterans Day

Remember to express appreciation in word and deed to veterans of all military branches for service to this country, as well as to the family members. Thursday is Veterans Day.

Community Thanksgiving

Love Thy Neighbor is partnering with John Westbrook to host the sixth Community Thanksgiving Meal at Isiah Westbrook Community Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the food is gone.

Traditional fare for dine-in or carry-out includes turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, bread, and homemade desserts. There’s no charge for the meal or the fellowship.

Movies on the Green

“The Goonies” is Better Badin’s next outdoor movie choice. It will be shown Saturday on the Village Green at sundown, no charge.

Everyone is invited to bring chairs or blankets. Come early for beverages and snacks.

Badin Library

Adults are invited for holiday crafts on Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m. A $3 fee will cover supplies for a selection of crafts.

Palestine UMC

UMC Charge Conference takes place Nov. 17 at Bethel UMC.

Love Thy Neighbor needs contributions of food along with help sorting, packing and delivering Thanksgiving meals Nov. 24.

The group is also serving at Grace Place on Thanksgiving evening.

Please check the Facebook page bulletin for items and details.

Sounds of Christmas

An encore performance of the Charlotte Festive Brass directed by David Mills, AHS class of 1968, will be given on Nov. 28 at 4 p.m.

The 10-piece ensemble will captivate the audience with the matchless sounds of Christmas melodies in the Badin Baptist Church. Tickets are $25 tickets and available from Better Badin members, at Loafers and Legends and via

The sanctuary is handicapped accessible.

Tree Lighting

Badin’s traditional tree lighting and carols by Badin Elementary kindergarten classes will be Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. on the Village Green.

Santa Claus will be escorted to town by Badin’s Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders.

Parents will have the opportunity to take a photo with children and Santa.

Badin History

The popular coffee table book “Badin, North Carolina, The First 100 Years” is now available for purchase at Badin Historic Museum, Teeters, Badin Coffee, Coy and Jean

Antiques and the 1913 Badin Inn for $35.

If shipping is preferred, please mail $40 checks to Badin Historic Museum, P.O. Box 516, Badin, NC 28009.

The Badin/Palestine News is by Jo Grey. Email her at