Johnston Community College is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding in 1969. The college is planning a week-long schedule of activities Sept. 8-13 for employees, donors and the community to commemorate the special anniversary.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, employees will reach out to the county’s local high schools with recruitment efforts. On Wednesday, students, faculty and staff will be part of the anniversary fun and 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 give back by taking part in volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. JCC will also recognize the dedication of its local public safety employees with a breakfast on campus.
Friday and Saturday will feature opportunities for the community to share in the anniversary fun. On Friday, the community is invited for free popcorn and movie on the lawn at 7:30 p.m. featuring the hit film “Godzilla.” Saturday will be filled with fun activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the main campus for individuals of all ages. The day will feature an educational expo where instructors will be on hand to share information about the college’s academic programs. The event will also offer inflatables, games, firemen’s competition, law enforcement, fire, and EMS demonstrations, Johnston County Safe Kids, child seat safety checks, 25 cent hot dogs and more.
Later in the afternoon, the College Foundation will recognize the college’s donors and outstanding scholarship recipients during a Donor Appreciation and Scholarship Recipient event. The day will culminate with the 45th Anniversary Tribute Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday night in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. The Nu-Tones, Dr. David Johnson, The Hall Sisters and other special guests will perform a variety of BillBoard hits from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Tickets can be purchased online at johnstoncc.edu/performingarts/ or at the JCC Box Office.