Anson County senior Christmas luncheon scheduled

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Deadline is 3 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Calendar items must be complete and correct when submitted. Items must be submitted on 8½ by 11-inch (standard typing size) paper and include a contact telephone number.

Nov. 30

Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center Emergency Food Pantry will distribute TEFAP products at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 16, 23 and 30, and Saturday, Nov. 19. A 10-lb. bag of leg quarters, pink salmon, cheese and other items will be distributed until they are gone. Food is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. federal income guidelines will determine individual eligibility. Food items will only go to Anson residents who qualify. Those who have not registered or received food from the Pantry before need to have financial documentation as proof of income to be served. Families receiving food stamp assistance will automatically qualify. Each family will only be provided these items this month. Parents are asked to not bring small children. Park in the parking lot behind the center.

Dec. 2

The Zimmer friends will meet at 1 p.m. at Bojangles.

Dec. 6-7

A two-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop in Fayetteville is open to anyone 16 and older. The workshop is widely used by professionals and the general public, and lets participants learn to recognize people at risk of suicide and help them. There is no cost to attend; the normal course fees and materials cost will be waived (a $250 value). Twelve hours of CEU credits are available. To learn more about CEU credits and the workshop or to register, contact Kenya Procter at or at 910-723-0201.

Dec. 7

The Mobile Food Pantry and CHS Mobile Health Unit will be at Bethel Community Center in Wadesboro from 10:30 to noon. Guests are asked to arrive between 9-10:30 a.m. and to bring their own bags, boxes or carts to carry their food. Those who have not yet done so should bring proof of income to register. Guests can only pick up food for themselves and one other registered household. If it is raining the day before or after the delivery, call Anson Crisis Ministry to learn if it is cancelled: 704-694-2445. To volunteer, call the Rev. Davi Trotti, Bethel coordinator, at 704-690-3554 or the Rev. Cindy Lunsford at 828-891-2753.

Dec. 7-8

Anson County’s annual Senior Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Lockhart-Taylor Center beginning at 11 a.m. each day. Because of limited seating capacity, the luncheon will be held on two days serving 250 seniors each day. A turkey meal with sides, dessert and tea will be served, and there will be games and fellowship. Seniors interested in attending can call Grace Senior Center at 704-694-6616 to register their preferred day. The registration deadline is Dec. 2.

Dec. 13

Grace Senior Center is planning a one-day trip Benson to Christmas Lights. The trip will consist of shopping at the Cross Creek Mall and dining at Fuller’s Old Fashioned BBQ in Fayetteville and going to Meadow Lights in Benson to see the lights. Meadow Lights consists of An Old Country Store known to be one of the largest candy stores in the state specializing in Christmas and old-fashioned candy, carrying over 300 varieties. There are over 30 acres of lights with a train that gives tours through over ten acres of lights. Concession stands will be available. The cost of the trip is $55 per person, which includes the lunch at Fuller’s, the train ride at Meadow Lights and motor coach transportation. The registration deadline is Dec. 2. For more information or to register, call 704-694-6616.

A stress management and parenting styles workshop will be held at the Anson County Partnership for Children at 117 South Greene Street, Wadesboro from 6-7:30 p.m. Karen Gerald with the Partnership and Suzanne Manness with NAMI-NC in collaboration with Sandhills Center will be the guest speakers. Dinner and materials will be provided for free. Contact Suzanne Manness at 910-627-1769, toll free at 877-211-5995 or by email at to register. Space is limited to 25 participants. The deadline to register is Dec. 9.



Connections Family Support Program hosts a monthly family support group open to parents, grandparents and foster parents. This is a time for those with children who have behavioral, emotional and/or learning challenges to share their experiences and learn from others. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Pritchett room of the Hampton B. Allen Library located at 120 S. Greene St., Wadesboro. Brunch is provided at no cost. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll free at 877-211-5995, or by email at to register.

The Anson County Citizen Advisory Board to the Anson Waste Management Facility meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, September through May. There is no meeting in December, June, July or August, unless there is a called meeting. This board meets at 6 p.m. in the administration building of the Anson Waste Management Facility on U.S. 74 West in Polkton.

The Anson County Child Care Association will meet every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Call 704-695-1666 or 704-694-7887 for more information.

The Anson Women’s League will meet the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Twin Valley Country Club. Attendees share lunch and listen to a guest speaker. Lunch is $8.50. Any woman who lives or works in Anson is invited. RSVP to President Angela Smith at by Friday at 4 p.m. before the meeting.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. in the AA Building on Country Club Road in Wadesboro and on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 704-826-7378.

Chemically Dependents Anonymous meets each Thursday at 8 p.m. at the AA Building at 2177 Country Club Road in Wadesboro.

The Kilwinning Lodge No. 64, AF & AM, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Lilesville Star Masonic Lodge No. 603 meets the Tuesday after the first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Lilesville Masonic Hall, across from Parsons Grove Church.

The Wadesboro Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at Welika Lake Fish House in Lilesville.

The Anson County Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 860 meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Hampton Allen Library’s Hardison-Bradley Room.

The Anson County NAACP meets every third Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Hampton B. Allen Library. Call President Donnie Lewis at 704-694-6749 for more information.

A National Guard Support Group meeting is held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the National Guard Armory in Rockingham. Family and friends are invited. Call 910-895-5256 for more information.

The Union County epilepsy adult support group meets the first Tuesday, monthly, at the United Way of Union County, 102 Franklin St., Monroe, from 7-9 p.m. Call 704-377-3262.

A domestic violence support group meets every Monday night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition in Wadesboro. Call 704-694-4499 for more information.

The Anson County Human Relations Council meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Allen Library.

A diabetic support group meets the last Thursday or Friday of each month. For more information, call Ruth Hildreth at 704-694-3979 or Beth McLendon at 704-694-4291.

The Wadesboro Civitans hold their club meeting at noon on Fridays.

The Anson Women’s League meets at noon every second Tuesday (except July) for lunch at Twin Valley Country Club.

The Wadesboro Civitan Club meets at noon every first and third Friday at the Wadesboro Civitan Scout Hut.


The Uptown Wadesboro Farmer’s Market is open from 4-6 p.m. each Thursday at the town square. Gardeners and farmers will have tomatoes, okra, potatoes, squash, beans, watermelons, peppers, corn and more throughout the summer.

The Anson County Writers Club meets every second Thursday for a Write In at Lady Bug restaurant. Members meet at 11 a.m., write for an hour on whatever project they are working on, and then have lunch and discuss each other’s writing — particular problems where help is needed or writing in general.

Grace Senior Center hosts Bingo every 3rd Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at no cost to senior citizens. Call 704-694-6616 for more information. Every Monday, the center will sponsor “Men and Ladies’ Afternoon Out” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the center. Call 704-694-6616 for more information and to register. Grace will also host Sit-a-cise with Silver Slippers exercise classes at no charge (for seniors 60 and older) taught by Sheila Raye on a monthly basis. Classes will be offered every third Monday in the month. Sit-a-cise is an exercise done while sitting in your chair without risking serious injury or placing major stress on your lower body. Dates and times will be posted in the paper each month. For more information or to register, call 704-694-6616.

Anson County Parks and Recreation is seeking interest in men’s basketball and a new men’s wiffleball program. If interested in participating in one or both sports, contact Jeff Waisner at 704-695-2550, Wendell Small at 704-695-2782 or Morris Gatewood at 704-694-5751.

Thursday’s Child, a community children’s choir for kids in grades K-6, meets Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. in the children’s choir room of First United Methodist Church in Wadesboro. Gail Litaker is the director. It is a total arts experience with good character in mind.

The Anson County Partnership for Children invites children ages 3-8 to “Story Time at the Partnership” on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Early Childhood Resource Center at 117 S. Greene St., Wadesboro. An interactive reader will share books, sing songs and foster a love for reading through activities appropriate for young learners. Every child who attends will receive a free book. Parents are required to stay with their children during story time and are encouraged to participate. Space is limited. To make a reservation, email Karen Gerald at or call 704-694-4036. Child care classrooms are welcome, but they must register due to space limitations.

The uptown Wadesboro farmers’ market will be held each Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the town square. To learn more about becoming a vendor, call 704-695-1644 or email

Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center has an emergency food pantry; USDA food is given out every Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. and the Second Saturday of each month. Cut off time is 10 a.m. There is also an afterschool program from 3 to 5:30 p.m., summer camp for children, an adult computer class beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, job link and fax services and more. For additional information, call Carol Smith at 704-826-8182 or Gwen Lisenby at 704-848-8753.

The Anson Singers will hold rehearsals each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Wadesboro to prepare for their annual spring concert. Anyone who enjoys good choral singing is invited to attend. Current and new members are welcome. The church is located at 118 E. Morgan St., Wadesboro.

Anson High School Afterschool Help Center operates Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on regular school days through May in the media center. Parents and community leaders are invited to volunteer two hours weekly. Students receive subject tutoring, math and reading enrichment, homework help and social skills building. The program is staffed with volunteers and parents must provide transportation. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dannie Montgomery at 704-694-9301, extension 06408.

The Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center Kids Café is now available and taking applications for afterschool students ages 5-14. This service is extended to all parents in need. Professionally trained staff, nutritional meals, snacks, physical activities and help with homework is provided. Drop-ins are welcome but parents must enroll students in advance. Times of operation are from 3-5:30 p.m., and longer if services are needed Monday through Friday. Services can also be provided on days when school releases early if needed. For more information, contact Carol Smith or Deloris Hammond at 704-826-8182 or 704-826-8737.

The Compassionate Friends, a support group for families who have lost a child of any age from any cause, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Pee Dee Electric training room on U.S. 52 South in Wadesboro. For more information, call 704-694-8774 or 704-475-5005.

The Hampton B. Allen Library will hold a tai chi class via video by certified instructor Rhonda Donahoo at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the library’s Pritchett Room. The library is located at 120 S. Greene St. in Wadesboro. Call 704-694-5177 for more information.

Free computer classes will be held at the Lockhart-Taylor Center at 8 a.m until noon. Students will learn the fundamentals of PC function and how to use job-searching engines. For more information, contact Linda Little at 704-475-1421.

Victory Over Addiction weekly seminar and support group offers help with addictions such as drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, food, etc. Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location is the ACCESS Center, 116 E. Wade St., Wadesboro. Call 704-695-1441 for information.

Anson County Veterans Services is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is located in the old Belk building across the street from the courthouse in Wadesboro. The phone number is 704-694-4418.

South Piedmont Community College’s Career Cruiser visits the following locations weekly: first Monday of each month, 9-11 a.m., Meadowview Assisted Living in Wadesboro, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, Horizon Group Home in Wadesboro, 1-4 p.m. Church of God and Prophecy in Morven; Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Whit’s Convenience Store in Lilesville, 1-4 p.m., Peachland Fire Department; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Horizon Group Home in Wadesboro, 12:30-4 p.m., IGA Supermarket in Wadesboro; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, various locations (call for more information), 1-4 p.m., Ansonville Fire Department; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Burger King parking lot in Wadesboro. The Career Cruiser provides on-site free computer skills, GED information and Job Ready Workforce Development classes. Call 704-272-5300 or visit for more information.

Anson County Parks and Recreation will offer a walking program. Register at the main office 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call Wendell T. Small at 704-694-5751 for more information.

The Humane Society offers a $77 spay/neuter program for dogs or cats age 4 months and up. No residency or income restrictions. This includes surgery, one-year rabies vaccine, pain medication and transportation to and from the clinic. Purchase vouchers every day except Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the animal shelter at 529 U.S. 74 Business West in Rockingham. For more information, call 910-895-0335.

The Anson County Arts Council will hold a free arts and crafts workshop each Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. in the Olde Mill Gallery at the Lockhart-Taylor Center. Bring your own supplies. Donations welcome. Call 704-694-4950 for more information.

The VFW James D. Henderson Post 10403 and Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet at the Hampton B. Allen Library every third Thursday at 7 p.m. Call Commander James Bennett at 704-694-2090 for more information.

All retired South Piedmont Community College employees are invited to lunch on the last Wednesday of each month. The group meets at 11:30 a.m. at Ladybug Restaurant.

The Chesterfield District Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society meets in the meeting room of the Chesterfield Visitors Center (Old Chesterfield County Courthouse) located at 100 Main St., Chesterfield, South Carolina. The research library is open each Saturday from 10 to 3, and someone is available to assist with research. Both the meetings and the research library are open to the public. For more information, call 843-623-2244 or email

Volunteers Needed

Anson Community Hospice needs volunteers to give emotional, spiritual and personal support to patients and families. Office volunteers are also needed. Call 704-695-1595.

The Grace Senior Center needs volunteers to deliver meals Mondays through Fridays. Many elderly residents, most of whom live alone, depend largely on this as their main meal of the day. Call 704-694-6616.

Hospice Services of Anson County needs volunteers. Call Judy Treadaway 704-694-4880.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program needs dedicated volunteers to continue to offer its services to seniors in Anson County. SHIIP is a flagship program for the Department of Insurance and offers information on Medicare and other issues. To learn about becoming a trained SHIIP volunteer, call Bernice Bennett at 704-694-6616.