The 32nd year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids, a holiday campaign that collects gifts for The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont Triad by FOX8 and Lowe’s Home Improvement is now underway and will run through Dec. 8.
FOX8 Gifts for Kids helps The Salvation Army serve more than 20,000 children in Piedmont at Christmas.
People will bring new and unwrapped gifts to any Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse store.
Monetary Donations: Monetary donations may also be made at any Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse location. To make a monetary donation at Lowe’s, customers can donate at each cash register as part of their check-out process.
On Saturday, October 24th, when more than 125,000 people were expected to gather in Uptown Lexington for the 37th Annual Barbecue Festival, local businesses and organizations will join the festival organizers in utilizing “festival day” to uplift the community.
With an emphasis on giving back and the city’s world-famous barbecue heritage, Lift Up Lexington (#liftUPlex) will include two components: a food drive and blood drive. Event organizers will have seven drop off locations for the food drive which will benefit Pastor’s Pantry. Those who wish to contribute are asked to bring a minimum of five new, unexpired non-perishable items. Requested items include can goods, cereal, pasta & crackers.
There will be an adherence to COVID-19 guidelines at all food drive drop-off locations.
We’ll have tents set-up outside of our four official participating BBQ restaurants:
& we’ll accept donations from 11:00am until 7:00pm. In exchange for the donation of at least five items of food per person, donors will receive a coupon for a free BBQ sandwich. The coupon will only be good for October 24 & the coupon will only be valid at the restaurant where you drop off your food donations. One coupon per person, with a max of four coupons per family.
At the J. Smith Young YMCA, event organizers will accept food drive donations and hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 10:00am-3:30pm. All attempting donors will receive a special t-shirt, a free barbecue sandwich and more to thank donors for their generosity and to commemorate the Lift Up Lexington campaign. To an make appointment to give blood click HERE & enter key words BBQ Festival.
The Lexington Visitor Center, at 2 N. Main Street, will serve as a food drive donation drop-off site from 10:00am-4:00pm. Festival souvenirs will be sold at this location. There will also be a limited number of t-shirts commemorating Lift Up Lexington available for purchase.
Food Lion will be participating in the food drive and will be collecting food at their 848 N. Winston Road location from 11:00am-5:00pm. Those who bring a donation will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel.
Through a partnership with the Lexington Tourism Authority, select merchants in Uptown Lexington will also be partaking in the food drive. In exchange for their contributions, merchants will offer a discount voucher or giveaway of their choice.
As a bonus, the day will conclude with the Barbecue Festival Virtual Show and Concert at 7:00pm on the festival’s Facebook page. The show will consist of a video presentation including clips and pictures previous festivals and interviews. The concert will feature festival favorites Chairmen of the Board and Jim Quick and Coastline Band.
Citing a desire to utilize “festival day,” Barbecue Festival Executive Director, Stephanie K. Saintsing Naset, is encouraged by the willingness of many to do the same.
“While we’ll miss gathering with thousands of festival attendees in the streets of Uptown Lexington, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to create an initiative that would have a positive impact on our city. Often, obstacles create opportunities. After the announcement that our beloved street festival would be canceled this year due to the ongoing pandemic, I immediately went to work on developing a campaign that would uplift our community. Sitting idle on October 24 wasn’t an option. Following positive conversations with the official festival restaurants, major sponsors, the American Red Cross, the J. Smith Young YMCA, and Pastor’s Pantry, the Lift Up Lexington campaign was born. The reality is Lexington is open for business. We want to do everything we can to support our community during this unprecedented time, in a socially distant and safe way. I’m grateful to the restaurants, sponsors, merchants, and volunteers that eagerly jumped on board to bring this campaign to life. We’re especially proud that we can help Pastor’s Pantry fulfill their mission of targeting senior hunger in Davidson County. It’s going to be a great day celebrating our community and our world-famous barbecue heritage.”
Sponsors that are making this initiative possible include: Orrell’s Food Service, Lexington Utilities, Lexington Tourism Authority, BB&T now Truist, Food Lion, and Pepsi Bottling Ventures.
Lift UP Lexington – Barbecue Festival Food Drive
Benefitting Pastor’s Pantry
Minimum Donation of Five Non-Perishable Food Items
Camel City Bikefest sponsored by Smokin Harley-Davidson is BACK! 🐪🏍 We are celebrating our 5th year with a Camel City Bikefest Concert Series at Pinetree Tavern!! Unfortunately this year due to circumstances beyond our control, we are not able to do our usual festival downtown BUT we are not going to let that stop us! Our friends at Pinetree have so graciously stepped up to the plate and offered to help out. We have not 1, not 2, but 3 days of music and fun planned for you! Friday, Aug 28th we kick off the weekend with local faves Jukebox Rehab at 7. Saturday, Aug 29th we kick off the day with a Backyard Baggers bike sound show brought to you by Baggerz Saloon and Cooper Lake Cannabis. If you caught last year’s sound show you know how much fun it is ti watch these bikes battle!! Then we have the always fun and super talented fellas from Gipsy Danger playing from 4-7 and to end the day none other than national touring act Them Dirty Roses 🥀 hitting the stage from 8-11. You do NOT want to miss these boys!! Sunday Funday Aug.29th we start out at 12 with fun and games, a parts swap meet, and vendors. Then we wrap up the weekend with some badass honky-tonk from The Barnyard Stompers starting at 3. We will have food, live music, and more info to come! We are also challenging you to fill the truck!! We ask you to bring a canned food donation when you come out so we can fill the BTN truck for a donation to the Salvation Army Center of Hope in Winston-Salem. This time of year food banks are hit hard and this year, in particular, has been trying for many. Every can helps! All bands will be performing outside on a stage so we can practice social distancing. Bike and car parking will be available. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES!!
UPDATED!! DUE TO THE CHANCE OF RAIN, WE HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE THIS TO THE RAIN DATE OF SUNDAY 8-30.. TIME SLOT WILL REMAIN THE SAME!!! WE HAVE MADE A CHANGE TO THE STOPS. THEY WILL BE DD’s, OLE WATERING HOLE AND LIL CEDAR. WE PLAN TO ARRIVE BACK AROUND 4 OR A LIL AFTER FOUR THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN’T RIDE. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS CAUSE
Cannon Hinnant was 5 years old when his life was cut short by being shot in the head. This was a personal loss to the organization as Cannon’s great grandfather is a member of Guardians of the Children Winston-Salem. We asked Cannon’s mom if we could host a ride in his memory and raise funds for anything that his siblings left behind may need.
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Map to Cannon’s Ride – Memorial Ride and Fundraiser,
The service will be live-streamed in its entirety from the Home Church sanctuary, but no one will be able to attend in person.
“They’ll be hearing the same thing that they have heard every year we’ve done this,” Snider said. “It’s going to be the same liturgy. The same music. We will have a band playing, but it, obviously, will be a much smaller band. It’s typically close to 300 people playing and (this year) there will be That’s much different.”
The Great Sabbath Service will not be held on April 11. There will be a rebroadcast of the 2019 service at 7 p.m. April 11 online.
The Twin City Kiwanis Club will host its 63rd Pancake Jamboree on February 21, 2020, at the M.C. Benton Convention Center, 301 West Fifth Street, in downtown Winston-Salem. Club members will be serving “all you can eat” pancakes and Neese’s sausage continuously. Tickets–available at the door or in advance from club members–are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 13. The meal includes a choice of beverage. Take-out boxes will be available. All proceeds will benefit nonprofit youth organizations in the greater Winston-Salem area and one in Vietnam. The Jamboree is one of the longest-running annual events in the city and the club’s only fundraiser.
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Have you made plans to compete in our 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children? It’s this Saturday. Sign up your team by calling 336-722-3106 or sign up here at the dealership on Saturday. Complete info on our events calendar at www.smokinharley.com.
Smokin’s Chili Cook-Off Saturday, February 22nd
Chili Cook-Off bring your best chili and let’s see who has the best chili!! Register in advanced at Smokin Harley-Davidson for $20 or at the event before 11am for $25.
Awards 1st = $100.00 2nd= $50.00 3rd= $25.00
$5 to Taste and Judge the best chili in the triad from 11am to 2pm.
High Point University continues its tradition of celebrating the sights and sounds of the holiday season with friends and neighbors. The ninth annual Community Christmas Celebration will be held on campus from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13 and will feature complimentary entertainment, hot food, Christmas decorations and more.
Free and open to all ages, HPU’s Community Christmas Celebration has grown into the premier complimentary Christmas celebration in the Piedmont Triad. Each year, the university welcomes more than 25,000 community members while faculty, staff, and student volunteers contribute 3,500 hours to make it possible.
2019 Community Christmas festivities will include:
• Performances by local schools and church choirs • Santa’s Stable Petting Zoo • Enhanced Polar Express Train Rides • The Nutcracker: selections from Tchaikovsky’s classic • The Great Christmas Broadcast: alive, old-time radio show, with Christmas music, comedy and a special guest from the North Pole • Readings of the Christmas Story by local ministers • Life-size Nativity scene and photo op • Photo and gift for children who visit Santa in the Slane Center • “Falling Snow” Winter Wonderland Experience with hot cocoa and coffee • Christmas decorations • Performances by local schools and church choirs • North Pole Playland • Arcade games and entertainment • Crafty Elf Lego Workshop in Wanek to include Lego Robotics Paint by Robot, Lego Photo Op and Christmas Craft • Holly Jolly Hot Dog Shoppe in the Millis Center Gym
Free Parking Available : Parking and shuttles will be available at Oak Hollow Mall. Pickup & drop off for the event is located at the old JCPenney location. Please line up inside the mall to keep warm. Please note the last shuttle departs at 8:00pm from Oak Hollow Mall.
Handicap shuttles will be available as needed at Oak Hollow Mall.
Note: Please enter the park at 4259 Handy Rd, Denton, NC 27239
Ride the Handy Dandy Railroad and see the lights and Nativity movie along the way. Visit the church and sing carols. Explore the service station, Gingerbread House, General Store, Doll Museum and all the Arts & Crafts exhibits. Take the tram down to visit the Reid Plantation or ride the horse-drawn wagon ride. Make sure to stop by Santa’s cabin for a visit. Food is available and more!