LOCUST/STANFIELD NEWS: Kids Night Out coming up

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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Sarah White writes the Locust News for the SNAP.

City of Locust’s last set date for leaf pick-up is Saturday. There will be two options this season. You can use large paper bags to be set at curbside. Or you can do leaf burritos. Leaves may be placed on a tarp and folded in “burrito” style, covered by the tarp at the curbside. These tarps may be used to enclose loose leaves in piles at curbside. The tarps must be able to be lifted by one person. No Plastic bags will be collected. The leaf pick-up service provider will not take uncovered leaves piled at the roadside. Their equipment does not allow for vacuuming or collecting wet leaves. No brush – leaves only. Paper bags are available at Locust City Hall while supplies last.


Freedom Baptist Church will host The Littles in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. This is sure to be a special night. Come on out and worship in song. Freedom Baptist is at 20015 Coley Store Road.


Locust Presbyterian Church will serve lunch on the third Wednesday again this month. Come on out to the fellowship hall at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 and enjoy fellowship and good food.

The church is at 607 W. Main St.

Freedom Baptist

Come out and worship with the congregation at Freedom Baptist as they welcome House of Pearls Ministry on Jan. 21 at the 11 a.m. service. Come learn about this amazing ministry.

The church is at 20015 Coley Store Road.

Kids Night Out

The next Kids Night Out will be Jan 26. City of Locust Parks and Recreation will provide pizza and drinks and fun activities at the Locust Community Building.

The cost is $15 for the first child and $10 for each additional, with an additional $5 non-resident fee per child for those living outside of Locust city limits. You must register and pay in advance at

Registration is open until Jan. 24. Please note that pickup is promptly at 10 p.m. There will be an additional fee of $5 for every five minutes after 10 p.m.

For more information, contact Jessica at 704-888-5260 ext. 116 or

Sports Registration

Registration is now open for Locust Parks and Recreation for spring soccer, softball and baseball.

With the growth of athletics in Locust, we will monitor the number of registrations during the first month of registration and will set a cap on the total number of participants where we see necessary. Register early to ensure your spot.

Last day of registration is Feb. 20.

For more information and to register visit

Email with any questions regarding spring sports.


Happy Birthday: Kevan Lovin and Brittany Beaty Jan. 7, Rex Barbee and Tony Edge Jan. 8, Wendy Lucas and Nathan Osborne Jan. 9, Danny Hartsell Jan. 11, Lynn Austin and Virgil Higgins Jan. 12, Dianne Chance Jan. 13, Bobby Barbee Jr. Jan. 15, Allison Givens Jan. 16, Tracy Eudy and Dennis White Jan. 18, Shelia Morton Jan. 19, Tracy Efird, Pat Poplin and Theresa Troutman Jan. 21.

Locust News is by Sarah White. Call 704-888-5359.