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  Northampton County Annual Events
 

 

January

Garysburg - Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration -The Garysburg Family Resource Center/Choanoke Area Development Association sponsors the Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration that was started January 15, 2001. The first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration was held at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Jackson. This event will be held annually at various host churches throughout the county. Location of the celebration for 2002 will be announced at a later date. For additional in information contact: Joyce Buffaloe (252) 536-0111, FAX (252) 536-0112, E-mail: resource@schoollink.net

 

March

  Conway - Bar-B-Que and Fried Chicken Dinner.  The Conway-Severn Volunteer Rescue Squad sponsors a Bar-B-Que and Fried Chicken Dinner on the third Saturday in March to raise funds for the Rescue Squad. Contact: Becky Phelps, Captain (252) 585-0411

Seaboard - The Used Farm Equipment Auction Sale is held the first Wednesday in March at the Lions Club Headquarters Complex located on SR 1324, a mile north or Seaboard. Started by the Seaboard Lions Club in 1962 by the late H.R. Howell, Jr., this event brings buyers from all over the east coast. The activities include the auction of used farm equipment donated by farmers and businesses nationwide, as well as exhibits and lunch on the grounds, which might include delicious Bar-B-Que prepared by members of the Lions Club. Proceeds from the events are used to help support local organizations and charities in Seaboard and Northampton County. For additional information contact J.P. Spencer, Jr.: (252) 534-1421 (H), or at the Lions Club (252) 589-2005

 

April

Woodland - The Woodland Easter Parade is held annually on the Saturday before Easter Week in April. First organized in 1998, this event is sponsored by the Town of Woodland. For additional information contact Edna J. Burkett, Town Clerk at (252) 587-7161 or by FAX (252) 587-1893

   

May

Jackson - Memorial Day ceremonies- The Northampton County Veterans Service Office sponsors ceremonies recognizing Memorial Day (last Monday in May). Ceremonies feature guest speakers, local dignitaries, High School JROTC as well as local veterans and representatives from local community organizations. The program is held at the Courthouse Square Pavilion and begins at 11 am. Contact: Johnnie B. Byrum, Veterans Service Officer at PO Box 74, Jackson, NC 27845 PH: (252) 534-2621 FAX (252) 534-1402

June

Jackson - Classics on the Green is held the third Friday of June, July and August. Started in 2000 - Classic movies are featured at the Courthouse Square Pavilion on a big screen TV. The movies begin at 9 pm. Families sit under the stars on blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy popcorn and soft drinks along with the show. Sponsored by Jackson Revitalization Committee (252) 534-3741

July

Garysburg - The Mini Fun Camp was first held in 1995 and is sponsored by the Garysburg Family Resource Center/Choanoke Area Development Association. The camp is held annually for two weeks in July-August. Arts and Crafts, Food and Nutrition Classes and Swimming/Water Safety Instruction are offered. This activity is free of charge to children ages 5-16 years in Northampton County. For additional in information contact: Joyce Buffaloe (252) 536-0111, FAX (252) 536-0112, E-mail: resource@schoollink.net

  Jackson - Classics on the Green  - See June

  Woodland - Shrimp Feast - held annually. Started in 1985 the Annual Shrimp Feast is organized by the Woodland Fire Department and held on the third Saturday in July. The Shrimp Feast activities include a meal of shrimp, corn on the cob, claw, beer and bottled water, and well as a dance hosted by a DJ. T-shirts are available for sale on the premises. An admission fee covers all activities. For additional information contact: Sidney Joyner at 587-3561

 

August 

Garysburg - The Festival in the Park, held in August, begins with a three-mile walk-a-thon starting at the Garysburg Park. The rest of the festival features a variety of activities for young and old, from the dunking pond to miniature football to the ring toss. Vendors are encouraged to set up tables from which they sell an assortment of items such as clothing and food. Vendors are also asked to set up grills and cookout. The proceeds from the festival are used to help fund a variety of activities for youth. The Garysburg Recreation Committee sponsors the annual event. For additional information contact: Ms. Diane Gallimore, Garysburg Town Clerk at (252) 536-2167, Fax: 252-536-2077.

Conway - Golf Tournament. The Conway Ruritan Club sponsors the Golf Tournament annually and it is held the month of August. It is to raise funds for Dr. Joseph A. Fleetwood Scholarship Fund. Contact Jim Troutman, President at 252-585-0304 (business) or 252-587-9321 (home).

Jackson - Classics on the Green  - See June 

October 

Garysburg - Halloween Gala.  The Halloween Gala is held October 31 at the Garysburg Community Center. The activities include bobbing for apples; dancing, and awards are given for the best costumes. The Garysburg Recreation Committee sponsors the annual event. For additional information contact: Ms. Diane Gallimore, Garysburg Town Clerk at (252) 536-2167 

 

November 

Conway - Bar-B-Que and Chicken Dinner and Ladies Auxiliary Auction  The Conway Volunteer Fire Department sponsors a Bar-B-Que and Chicken Dinner and Ladies Auxiliary Auction on the first Saturday in November to raise money for the fire department. Contact: Johnny Martin (Fire Department President) (252) 585-1232 (Bus.) (252) 585 -1111 (H) or Ladies Auxiliary President Patsy Taylor (252) 585-0768 

Jackson - Veteran's Day ceremonies. The Northampton County Veterans Service Office sponsors ceremonies recognizing Veteran's Day. Ceremonies feature guest speakers, local dignitaries, High School JROTC as well as local veterans and representatives from local community organizations. The program is held at the Courthouse Square Pavilion and begins at 11 am. Contact: Johnnie Byrum, PO Box 74, Jackson, NC 27845 PH: (252) 534-2621 FAX (252) 534-1402 

December 

Conway - The Annual Serendipity Christmas Parade, first organized in 1994 is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Contact: Rebecca Flynn (252) 585-1146

  Conway - The Ho-Ho Christmas Craft Show featuring craftsmen from all over the state is held in conjunction with the annual Christmas Parade on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. First held in 1991, it is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.   Contact: Ladies Auxiliary President Patsy Taylor (252) 585-0768

  Garysburg - The Garysburg Christmas Parade is held the second Saturday in December and is made up of entries from surrounding towns and schools. They include cars driven by town officials, fire trucks, floats, horses, marching bands and entries from various civic and church groups. The parade route begins at Roosevelt Street and travels sound along Highway 301, then turns up Highway 46 and ends at the Garysburg School. The Garysburg Recreation Committee sponsors the annual event. For additional information contact: Ms. Diane Gallimore, Garysburg Town Clerk at (252) 536-2167

  Garysburg - A Christmas Caroling and Hayride event is also held in December. Carolers ride around town in hay filled wagons regaling local residents with Christmas songs. The ride finishes up at the Town Hall where carolers enjoy hot chocolate and donuts. The Garysburg Recreation Committee sponsors the annual event. For additional information contact: Ms. Diane Gallimore, Garysburg Town Clerk at (252) 536-2167.

Jackson - The Town of Jackson Grand Illumination is held the first Friday in December. Started in 1992 the event features the lighting of the community Christmas tree and is followed by the illumination of the Main Street Christmas lights. Caroling, hot drinks and other Christmas goodies are enjoyed by attendees of all ages. Sponsored by Jackson Revitalization Committee (252) 534-3741 

Jackson - The Jackson Christmas Parade, held annually on the second Saturday in December is sponsored by the Jackson Woman's Club. Parade participants include town officials' floats, bands, civic groups, churches, etc. For more information contact: Rae White, E-Mail: rvccrw@hotmail.com

  Rich Square - The Annual Rich Square Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Rich Square Community Club will be held in December. Types of entries that are included in the parade are floats, marching bands, vehicles, animals and civic/social organizations. Contacts: Dollie Bishop, The Rich Square Community Club PO Box 102 Rich Square, NC 27869 or phone (252) 539-2872; or Helen L. O'Phelia at (252) 539-4266.   

Seaboard - The Seaboard Christmas Parade is held on the first Saturday in December at 2 pm. Started in 1990, the parade is sponsored by the Business Bureau. The different types of parade entries include: floats, marching bands, vehicles, animals, and civic/social organization among others. Contact: Dr. Melvin Broadnax (252) 589-5061 or (252) 589-1099

Veteran's Christmas Luncheon - Dec. 14, 2007 - time and location to be announced. For additional infomration: contact Johnnie Byrum at PO Box 74, Jackson, NC 27845- ph: 252-534-2621 or fax 252-534-1402.

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