Smithfield: Sports

Sports Notes: Nov. 22

Grinch Stink, Stank, Stunk 5K and Jingle Bell Jog

The annual Smithfield Grinch Stink, Stank, Stunk 5K and Jingle Bell Jog will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The races will help collect toys to benefit Harbor House and the Johnston County Department of Social Services Angel Tree Project. The registration fee is one unwrapped, new toy. There will also be prizes awarded for those who dress as Whoville characters, including dogs. Registration begins on race day at 8:30 a.m. at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. The Grinch will make an appearance about 9:30 a.m. Registration forms are available at the SRAC or online at Register by Dec. 1 and pay an extra $15 to get a long-sleeve event T-shirt.

Wilson’s Mills Fire Turkey Shoot

The Wilson’s Mills Fire Department Station 1 will host the Wilson’s Mills Turkey Shoots from Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 23-25 at 145 Fire Department Road in Clayton. The shoot begins at 7 p.m. each night. The fee is $4-5 per shot for prizes of turkey, sausage, ham or pork chops. Search for Wilson’s Mills Fire Department on Facebook for more info.

Swim Lessons at Flowers Plantation

Private and group swim lessons are available at The Club at Flowers Plantation. For more info, visit or contact Anndria Throne at 919-553-1984, ext. 201.

Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments

The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing events have been set for the season. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit or email for more info.

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