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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 10, 2004 2:07 AM

Waynesborough events

The Waynesborough Historical Village has two events for October: a barbecue fund-raiser and a ghost tour.

The open house and barbecue fund-raiser will be on Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is $5 per plate, and the money will go toward several projects in the village.

"Shadows of Waynesborough," a ghost tour, will be held Oct. 15-16 and 22-23 beginning at 7 p.m. Tours will be offered every 20 minutes. Groups of eight or more should call in advance to make a reservation. The last tour starts at 9 p.m.

The village is at 801 U.S. 117 S. Bypass in Goldsboro, across from the National Guard Armory. For more information, call 731-1653.

Ebony Fashion Fair

Haute couture is coming to Goldsboro Nov. 2.

The Ebony Fashion Fair is celebrating its 47th year with a traveling show, "Living It Up."

It will stop in about 200 cities, including Goldsboro. The local show will be held at 7 p.m. at Dillard Middle School. It is being sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to benefit its Amos Cox Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at Proffitt's Department Store in Berkeley Mall.

This year's show will feature fashions from Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, Christian LaCroix, Hanae Mori and such black designers as Beulah Cooley, Fusha, Antonio Wingfield, L'Amour and Kate Mack.

For more information about the show, call 778-7141.

Help sought for flood areas

Wayne Community College is working with Haywood Community College in the mountains of North Carolina for its Make A Difference Day project.

Wayne Community College students, faculty and staff are collecting items, money and gift cards to take to Haywood Community College's flood victims on Oct. 23, when they will also have a work day in the areas that were flooded.

The college is also accepting items to be sold at a yard sale at the campus on Wayne Memorial Drive on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The proceeds of that sale will also go to Haywood.

Community forum

The Advocates of Wayne County and Dillard Alumni & Friends Inc. are teaming up to present a public forum Tuesday night.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dillard Alumni Cultural Center on Poplar Street. The event is open to the public and organizers hope to attract as many as 400 people.

The schedule calls for presentations by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, the Sheriff's Office, the Board of Education, the Goldsboro City Council, the Wayne County commissioners and political candidates. There will also be opportunities for the public to ask questions and present ideas.

The Waltons on stage

Center Stage Theatre will present the play about the Walton family during the Great Depression, "The Homecoming," next month.

The play will be shown Nov. 4-6 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Herman Park Center in Goldsboro. Tickets sold at the door are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and students.

Advance and season tickets are $25 for adult and $20 for seniors and students. They are on sale at the Arts Council of Wayne County, which is at the corner of Ash Street and Spence Avenue. For more information, call 736-3300.

Court advocates needed

Volunteers are needed by the Guardian ad Litem program to advocate for abused and neglected children in Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties.

Angela McDowell, the volunteer recruiter for the three counties in the 8th Judicial District, said 514 children were represented last year in court. She said the rate of abuse and neglect continues to rise.

The Guardian ad Litem program helps ensure that these children are placed in safe and permanent homes, Ms. McDowell said.

More information is available at 731-5659 in Goldsboro or 1-252-523-4217 in Kinston.