College to mark anniversary
Johnston Community College will celebrate its 45th anniversary Sept. 8-13 with activities for employees, donors and the community.
On Monday, Tuesday and Friday, employees will reach out to the county’s high schools with recruitment efforts.
On Wednesday, students, faculty and staff will enjoy food, music and games on campus during the college’s annual Fall Fest. On Thursday, in observance of the National Day of Service, employees will take part in volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. JCC will recognize local public-safety employees with a breakfast on campus.
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Friday and Saturday will feature opportunities for the community to share in the anniversary fun. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, JCC invites the community to enjoy popcorn while watching “Godzilla” on the lawn. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, instructors will be on hand to share information about the college’s academic programs. The morning and early afternoon will also offer inflatables, games, a firefighting competition, child seat safety checks, 25-cent hot dogs and law enforcement, fire, and EMS demonstrations.
Later in the afternoon, the College Foundation will recognize donors and scholarship recipients.
The day will culminate with the 45th Anniversary Tribute Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. Tickets are $20.69 and are available online at http://www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts/. They’re available also in the JCC box office.
Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, many of Johnston County’s pre-1970 high school yearbooks are now viewable online.
The N.C. Digital Heritage Center, housed in UNC’s Wilson Library, recently scanned about 150 yearbooks from the Johnston County Heritage Center’s collections. The Benson Museum of Local History previously provided its collection of Benson and Meadow yearbooks.
“There are still quite a few missing years in our yearbook collection,” said Heritage Center director Todd Johnson. “If local folks are willing to lend missing volumes for scanning or, better yet, donate them to the Heritage Center, it would help us provide an extremely valuable resource for the public.”
To view the online collection and to determine the missing years, visit www.digitalnc.org/collections/yearbooks.
To contact the Heritage Center, call 919-938-4708 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield.