Sep. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• The 38th Annual Silk Hope Old-Fashioned Farmers’ Days will continue at 9 a.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park. Admission is $5 per person, and kids under the age of 6 are admitted free. Church Services will be held in the Show Barn, provided by Joy Baptist Church, and there will be a variety of food vendors. Attendees can join the Ruritans in the food tent for plates or sandwiches featuring home-cooked pintos, fried chicken tenders, pork barbecue and hotdogs, as well as ice cream. There will be gospel singing in the show barn from 2-4:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., there will be a Parade of Power through the fairgrounds led by the 2014 Raffle Pickup. At 5 p.m. there will be raffle drawings and announcement of winners, and at 6 p.m., the Farm Heritage Park closes to the public.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• Belk is inviting engaged couples to create or add to their wedding registry during a bridal engagement party from 2-5 p.m. at 1065 Spring Lane, Sanford. Light refreshments will be served. Participating brides will receive a free gift from Carolee.

• The Moore County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual culinary showcase from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Carolina Hotel. The showcase is held within the Pinehurst Food & Wine Festival, and guests will enjoy a glass of wine or beer of their choice from various vendors along with their food. Dishes will range from seafood to desserts and everything in between. A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships for students in the culinary arts program at Sandhills Community College, and other proceeds support Chamber member programs.


• City of Sanford offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• Lee County offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• The Enrichment Center of Lee County will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, will be closed in observance of Labor Day.


• The Festival Singers of Lee County will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the choir room of First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This community group welcomes new and returning members to come join and sing in our upcoming Dec. 7 holiday concert. For more information, please call (919) 774-4608 or (919) 776-3624.

• Swann Station Baptist Church will host the nine-week Financial Peace University course starting tonight at 7 p.m. at 7592 N.C. 87 in Sanford. The course, designed by financial author, radio host, television personality and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey, is designed to give families and individuals practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week, where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD and followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. Contact Blake McFarland at (919) 499-4652 for more information or to register.

• The Yada Yada Sisters will meet at 5 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite sandwich and stay to play after eating. The sisterhood is a network offering an opportunity to receive support and encouragement from a sister. For more information, call The Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501 x 2201.

• The Lee Republican Men's luncheon will be held at noon at Lee GOP Headquarters, 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. The speakers will be the Lee County Board of Commissioners candidates. Those wanting to RSVP can email


• The next session of “Jobs for Life” classes begins and will be held each Wednesday from Sept. 3-Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church, located on Summit Drive, just off Horner Boulevard in downtown Sanford. Jobs for Life, sponsored by First Baptist and The Salvation Army of Lee County, is a free eight-week, faith-based program designed to teach job-seeking skills and life skills. For more information, contact Cindy Hall at First Baptist at (919) 776-6137 or Chris Kelley at The Salvation Army at (919) 718-1717.