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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on April 1, 2004 2:01 PM

Walk for Hunger

United Church Ministries will have its annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. at the gazebo at Herman Park. The walkers will leave the park at 1:30.

Everyone who finishes the 41ò2-mile trek will receive a T-shirt.

Rest stops and security will be provided along the route.

For more information, call Tony Camaioni at 734-4853.


Don't forget to attend the city's 13th annual De-Rail-A-Bration Festival on Saturday in downtown Goldsboro.

The Kiwanis Club's annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run is scheduled to take off at the Pedestrian Plaza at 8:30 a.m.

Following that will be the children's fun run, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The actual De-Rail-A-Bration activities will kick off at 10 a.m., lasting until 5 p.m.

There will be plenty to keep people busy, including rides, games, food, vendors and entertainment. Be sure to see Councilman Chuck Allen getting all wet in the dunking booth at 1 p.m., and former county Commissioner Ken Gerrard at 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the festivities, call the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation at 735-4959.

A night of jazz

Tickets are still available for the Nnenna Freelon "Jazz Revisited" concert Saturday night at Wayne Community College.

Sponsored by the college's foundation as a fund-raiser for scholarships, the concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. A dessert reception will follow in the atrium.

For information or to reserve tickets, which are $50 each, call the foundation at 735-5151, extension 246.

Tractor pull

The Albertson Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Antique Tractor Pull at noon Saturday.

The tractor pull will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Albertson Recreation Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3.50 for children 5 to 12, and those under 5 are admitted free.

The pull will be put on by the Duplin Antique Tractor Pullers Association. A Kids Pedal Pull will be held at 3 p.m. for children ages 3 to 7.

For information, call Max Turner at 252-568-3604 or Winslow Tew at 252-569-7481. A rain date is set for Sunday, April 4, at 1 p.m.

'Dance for Christ'

Artistic Productions Inc. will present "Dance for Christ 2004" at the Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 3 p.m., Sunday. Cost is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door and by calling 778-7966.


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a Bloodmobile on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Community Center. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.