The annual Spring Litter Sweep in Cary is Saturday, April 11, and volunteers are still needed to remove litter from the town’s streets, parks and trails.
Volunteer registration ends Thursday, April 9, at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, volunteers will work in shifts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in different parts of town. Tools will be provided.
Volunteers will work at the following shifts:
▪ 8 to 10 a.m.: McCrimmon Parkways and N.C. 55
▪ 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: High House Road and Cary Parkway
▪ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Downtown Cary
▪ 4 to 6 p.m.: Kildaire Farm Road and Cary Parkway
The cleanup is adminstered through Spruce, which is the town’s outdoor beautification and litterl reduction program. Last year, 287 volunteers removed 2,780 pounds of trash, according to a news release.
All ages of volunteers are invited to participate. Those under 15 must be with an adult. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-469-4301.
In case of bad weather, call 919-469-4301 or go to www.Facebook.com/CaryItGreen for updates. From staff reports
Cary Road Race registration
Advance registration for the 37th annual Cary Road Race ends Wednesday, April 8.
The race will be Saturday, April 11 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre and offers a 1-mile fun run, a 5k and a 10k. Advance registration is $12 for the recreational 5k or 10k and $15 for the competitive 5k or 10k.
Prices go up on the day of the event. On Saturday, registration begins at 7 a.m. The 10k starts at 8:30 a.m. The 5k is at 9:45 a.m. The 1-mile race is at 10:30 a.m.
To register, contact Kirk Matthews at email@example.com or 919-469-4363, or go to www.active.com (scroll to 2015 Cary Road Race).
Proceeds will go to enhancing greenways and trails in Cary. From staff reports
Turkish Festival honors shooting victims
The Divan Center is hosting a Turkish Food Festival on April 19 to raise money for three wells in Kenya, one of which will be named for the Chapel Hill shooting victims.
Husband and wife Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, were shot to death in a condominium in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10. Craig Stephen Hicks, who lived in the same complex, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
The food festival will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies, 1391 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The menu includes gyro (doner), Turkish ravioli, vegetarian dishes, grilled fish sandwiches, grilled meatballs, Turkish coffee, baklava and more.
The hope is to collect $13,500 to construct three wells in Kenya and honor the Chapel Hill victims by naming one of the wells after them. For information, go to divancenter.org. Andrea Weigl
Talk with former POW from Cary rescheduled
A talk at the N.C. Museum of History featuring former POW Lt. Bill Tschudy of Cary has been rescheduled for Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
The forum has been rescheduled twice because of the winter weather.
Tschudy, 79, will tell his story of survival at program presented by N.C. Vietnam Veterans Inc. on American prisoners of war and Vietnamese re-education camps.
The other two speakers – Brig. Gen. Norman Gaddis of Raleigh and South Vietnamese Col. Hien Vo of Raleigh – were also POWs.
On July 18, 1965, Tschudy, then a Navy lieutenant, was captured by North Vietnamese forces when his A-6A Intruder jet was shot down. He was held in captivity for more than seven years along with then-Cmdr. Jeremiah Denton Jr., the late Alabama senator.
Both were tortured and eventually released Feb. 12, 1973. Tschudgy recently commemorated the 42nd anniversary of his release.
The museum program is free. From staff reports
Volunteers needed for Spring Daze Festival
The Town of Cary is accepting volunteer registration for the annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival through Wednesday, April 15.
The festival is set for Saturday, April 25, at Fred Bond Metro Park. Volunteers must be 15 or older or accompanied by an adult. School and community groups are encouraged to volunteer.
Volunteers will work shifts from Friday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. IN case of rain, the event will move to Sunday, April 26.
Possible responsibilities include assisting with artist setup and hospitality, lunch detail, information booth and shuttle assistant. Volunteers will receive T-shirts.
To register, search “Spring Daze volunteer” at www.townofcary.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. From staff reports