Gold, silver, green and sparkling crystals adorned the room with black and white tablecloths where 28 youth were honored recently at the annual 4-H achievement banquet.
Dressed in their best fancy dresses, suits, ties and hats, the honorees entered to have their photos taken. With more than 87 people in attendance, the night was one to remember, as 4-H youth entered the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office on a walkway roped off with stanchions and a green carpet runway lined with “Hall of Fame” stars.
Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Highway, Winnabow, will host a barbecue fundraiser beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28.
All proceeds will benefit Jerry Dean Simmons, a Winnabow native who has been diagnosed with cerebralitis. The disease has left him with a number of deficits, and he is undergoing speech, occupational, physical and vision therapy.
Cost is $6 for a chopped barbecue plate, and $6.50 for a pulled barbecue plate. Each plate will include a choice of three sides and a roll.
For information, call Pat at 253-6360 or 262-4545.
Al and Kathy Ward of Sunset Beach recently spent a weekend touring New York City as winners of the Big Apple Holiday Getaway presented by ATMC.
The couple’s entry was submitted to www.atmconline.com, and they were selected via random drawing to win the four-day, three night trip, including accommodations at the Four Diamond Muse Hotel in New York’s famed theater district, airfare, tickets to NBC Studio Tour, dinner at the Rainbow Room and tickets to the dress rehearsal of the Dec. 6 episode of Saturday Night Live.
There have been a number of calls to the hotline recently concerning moving plants. Generally speaking, the optimum time for moving plants is during the dormant period.
Following are a few suggestions:
1) Most shrubs and trees should be moved during their dormant season. For some, this will be just after they shed their leaves. Others, such as azaleas, will require waiting until late fall, winter or early spring. For this area, dormant season is January through March.
If you’re like me and get bored pretty easily, you may be wondering what to do in the garden now mowing and battling weeds is slowing down. Of course, there’s always football, basketball, hockey, eating too much and all of those parties and family get-togethers during the holiday season to look forward to, but there’s nothing more therapeutic than getting some dirt under those fingernails.
If blossom-end rot plagued your tomato crop this growing season, the soil pH could be off. Soil test now so slow acting lime has a chance to get to where it is needed before the next growing season.
After a killing frost has hit your asparagus beds, it is time to cut the dead foliage to the ground.
Continue to rake leaves off the lawn. You can use a sweeper attachment on the mower or a bagger. Place leaves on a compost pile for next year. A mulching blade will also work to chop up the leaves and distribute back onto the lawn.
SUNSET BEACH—In trying economic times, the town of Sunset Beach is holding its own and in one instance doing better than last year.
Town finance director Donna Rogers, speaking at the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Monday night, said the town’s local-option sales tax is 26 percent higher in the first quarter than last year, while accommodations tax is a “little less than 1 percent” higher than the previous fiscal year.