The N.C. Eye Bank will hold a memorial service to honor eye donors and their families from 2. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Marriott Convention Center in Durham.
The Eye Bank received ocular tissue donations from more than 2,900 donors last year, providing more than 3,200 corneas for transplant.
Countless others will benefit through research and education made possible by these donors.
Corneal transplant recipients M.J. Martin and Gary Gross will speak at the Durham service. A similar service will be held Saturday in Winston-Salem.
Donor family members and friends are creating a memorial book, "Faces of Donation," that contains memories and photos honoring their loved ones.
For more information on this service or to see faces of donation from past years, go to the Eye Bank's Web site at www.nceyebank.org.
Benson American Legion to hold dance
Banner Unit 109 of the American Legion Auxiliary will hold a western night dance Tuesday at the American Legion building on U.S. 301 just north of downtown Benson.
The event will feature chili from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The music will be provided by the band Classic Collections.
The cost is $7 per person. Proceeds are to go to the unit's Wounded Warrior program, which is sponsoring 11 families.