bourbon cake

Rachel Morris of Three Tiers for Cake created a whiskey barrel cake that functioned like a keg for the Cigars, Bourbon & Benefactors event.

DENVER – Cigars, Bourbon & Benefactors, an annual fundraising event for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center, was held earlier this month, and the event raised $71,000.

Last year was the inaugural event hosted by Denver resident Ross Bulla, and it raised $49,700.

Bulla is on the board for the LCCACA & CAC but hosts the event personally “to introduce others to my greatest passions: fine bourbon, premium cigars, great food and safeguarding children.”


Free soccer clinic being held

LINCOLNTON – On Oct. 20, United Way of Lincoln County is hosting The Oaklawn Community Soccer Clinic, which “will provide instructional and practical education in soccer technique and rules as used in North Carolina High Schools across the state,” according to the event press release.

Skills development lessons will include agility cone drills; heading practice; shooting practice; and passing triangles. Strategy will also be taught as it relates to positioning, offsides and drawing offsides and penalty kicks, according to the release.

“We aim to provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere to help develop an athlete’s mindset and attitude over the course of a lifetime,” the release states.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch is provided by Chick-fil-A. To register, call 704-732-8055. The deadline is Oct. 18.


Lincoln County Schools hosts supply drive

Lincoln County Schools is hosting a supply drive for Jones County – a school district in the southeastern part of the state that experienced major losses as a result of Hurricane Florence.

According to an LCS press release, the Jones County school district has six schools and two of those – one elementary and one middle – were destroyed by the hurricane.

“Approximately 400 students will be displaced from their current school as a result of the hurricane,” the release states. “Students, teachers and other staff members have lost their homes due to the destruction from Hurricane Florence.”

Each Lincoln County school will serve as a collection site from now until Oct. 24. Supplies should be geared toward middle and elementary school classrooms.

The goal, according to the release, is to “fill up a tractor-trailer full of school supplies."


Lincoln County Senior Services hosts yard sale

LINCOLNTON – Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St., is hosting a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 13.

Those wanting to sell items can pay $5 for a space – the fee includes a table for inside spaces, but outdoor vendors will need to supply their own. Items can also be donated to be sold at the Senior Services table.

There will be biscuits and coffee for sale as well. The sale is from 7 a.m. to noon.


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