Garner: Community

Community Notes

Blood drives

Blood drives are scheduled for the following locations:

Southeast Regional Library – 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at 908 Seventh Ave., Garner. To sign up, visit and enter sponsor code “Wake Library.”

St. Mary Mother of the Church – 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at 1008 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Walk-ins are welcome. To register, call Joyce Unger at 919-772-6738.

Community Health Fair

A community Health Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50 North, Garner. Free health services will be provided, including blood pressure checks, hormone balancing consultations, diabetes testing, posture and scoliosis screenings and more. The event will also feature puppy adoptions from RUFF pet rescue and fire trucks for kids to explore. Proceeds will benefit the church’s youth group mission trips. For more information, call 919-772-8415 or email

Delta Sigma Theta pageant

Delta Sigma Theta will host a pageant titled “An Evening of Excellence with Cultured Pearls” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Seven young women from local high schools will compete for the title “Miss Jabberwock 2013.” The event will be the finale of six months of fundraising, which will benefit the participants’ college educations.

Relay fundraisers

The following fundraisers will be held for Garner Relay for Life:

Painting Wake Baptist Grove Purple – Participants can purchase pew bows in honor of a loved one on Sunday, April 21, at Wake Baptist Grove Church, 302 E. Main St., Garner. Pew bows cost $3. For more information, or to order pew bows, call Nakisha H. Allen at 919-624-8178 or Annette Lloyd at 919-441-6385.

Flowers for a Year – Relay team Southern Trace Friends is selling flowers. The cost is $20 and includes 12 bouquets, one per month. Bouquets can be upgraded for $5. Cleveland Flowers and Gifts is the sponsoring florist. These bouquets are pick-up only. For more information, or to place an order, call 919-567-0874 or email

Krispy Kreme Partnership Cards – Purchase 10 boxes of a dozen donuts and get 10 dozen donut boxes free. This fundraiser costs $12. For more information, or to order, call 919-772-0515.

Celebrating Home Fundraiser- Team 4 Nita will be selling candles, candle accessories and other gifts. To view the selection, visit For more information, or to place an order, call Jennifer Brymer at 919-559-7801 or Dee Chavis at 919-521-6780.

Benefit barbecue

American Legion Riders Post 232 will hold a barbecue dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10225, 1706 W. Garner Road, Garner. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina. Plates are $7, and delivery is available within 10 miles. For more information, call 919-291-2129.