Columbus County has really come out of its shell this past week, and has shown that giving is a big part of the community. From donations to volunteering, residents, and visitors are showing the softer side of the area, and putting their best foot forward.
Whiteville’s own WTYX Kool 103.9 FM held its first annual car show on July 24, with all proceeds going toward the Columbus County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services. Jeffrey Jones of WTXY presented Sheriff Jody Greene with three checks totaling $2,750 for the shelter on July 29, and bigger and better plans for the car show are already being discussed for the coming year.
Speaking of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services, the facility will be hosting an Adoption Day and Rabies Clinic for the public on Saturday.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and folks are invited to bring their pups, cats, and ferrets to get rabies vaccinations. You can also bring home your furry new best friend on Saturday.
Lake Waccamaw resident Jeff Reichert volunteers his time by taking pictures of each adoptable animal for the shelter, and those can be seen on the CCSAPS Facebook page.
There are two dogs at the shelter who already have their adoption fees paid, are both spayed, and vaccinated.
Myrtle and Ruby are two sweet dogs with calm demeanors, and are waiting for their “furever” homes. Fees for adopting other animals are $135 for dogs, $55 for male cats, and $75 for female cats.
All adoptions include spay/neuter vouchers and rabies vaccination. Please don’t shop – adopt. And use those vouchers to help control the animal population.
The animal fun doesn’t stop there, folks. The Boys and Girls Home Equine and Events Exhibition Center and the Waccamaw Equestrian Show Series will be hosting an Open Benefit for David and Leslie Reed. The Reed Family is responsible for the fencing and riding rings around the arena, and have recently lost most of their fencing business in a fire. David and his family also volunteer at the Events Center for horse shows, and other events.
The benefit will begin July 30 at 8 a.m. and run through Aug. 1 until 6 p.m. Categories include gaming, hunter, ranch, saddle seat, and much more. Come out and join in on some family fun and donate to a worthy cause. Contact the events center on Facebook for more information.
On a more serious note, The Farmers Union Fire Pit Crew will be having a memorial birthday ride Sunday in remembrance of Billy Six, a Hallsboro volunteer firefighter who died in a motorcycle accident.
The ride will be held at 3 p.m. at the Six home on Curn Spaulding Road. Motorcycles, four-wheelers, dirt bikes, side by sides, cars, and trucks are welcome. For more information call 840.5577 or 641.7530.
Wednesday night a rough storm blew through Lake Waccamaw, and several folks in the Waccamaw Shores, and Canal Cove areas are missing items. Floats, chairs, swings, benches, and even a koozie belonging to Officer Corey Finch are among the lost property listed. Residents are taking to social media to picture things both lost and found. If you are in search of something, or if you have found someone’s missing item, please join the Lake Waccamaw Community Information Page on Facebook to report it.
On the brighter note, missionaries, and volunteers are in the Lake Waccamaw area making a difference for businesses and residents alike. Mission Serve, a faith-based non-profit organization, have been on the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina campus re-roofing staff houses, painting campus buildings, and even sharing the gospel.
The group consists of early college students, high schoolers, and volunteers. Some of these individuals have come from as far as Simpsonville, South Carolina. Here Am I: Send Me, Isaiah 6:8, is printed on the side of a work trailer, assuring those in the community of the group’s strong faith and hard work.
A back to school drive will be held at Grace Fellowship in Tabor City on August 14.
Quintay Kelley is organizing the event. Call 832.207.5955 for more information or to donate.
A countywide back to school time of prayer will be held at 3 p.m. at ALL public and private county schools on Aug. 15. Students, parents, teachers and staff are welcome. Rev. Dave Heller and Rev. Willard McPherson organized the event.
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