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Granville Community Briefs for May 17

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Crime Stoppers golf tournament

The Granville County Crime Stoppers Annual Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at South Granville Country Club.

Team registration is $200, hole sponsorship is $100 and corporate sponsorship is $500.  

Forms are available at Creedmoor Drug and South Granville Country Club and should be submitted with payment (cash or check payable to GCCS) to: Bobby Wheeler, 607 Forrest Lane, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

For more information, contact Bobby Wheeler at 919-691-0526.

'Alive After Five' to celebrate 16th year

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce's 16th year of "Alive After Five" events will begin Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Oxford's downtown parking lot at Littlejohn and Gilliam streets.

The Embers, featuring Craig Wooland, will lead off as entertainers.

Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Gazebo Park in Butner on Monday, May 27 beginning at 10 a.m. The ceremony includes keynote speaker U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. David Tupper. He will share his personal Marine Corps experiences as well as his experiences in Afghanistan where as a platoon sergeant he was injured during his fourth combat tour.

Also participating are area pastors; the South Granville Jr. ROTC; and music by the South Granville High School Band. Winners of the Middle School Essay Contest will present their writings and military vehicles will be on display.

The ceremoney will be held at 416 Central Ave., Butner. In case of rain, the ceremony will take place at Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena, 416 24th St., Butner.

Granville County 4-H summer programs

The Granville County 4-H Summer Fun Program will feature fun and hands-on learning experiences. In order to reserve a spot, registration must be submitted online by May 31. All activities have capacity limits and spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

In addition to Summer Fun, Granville County 4-H will host a Summer Teen Leadership Program for teens ages 14-18. Teens interested in applying should have an interest in mentoring younger youth, exhibit enthusiasm, and demonstrate responsibility as they will be assisting the 4-H agent with the Summer Fun Program. Applications are due today.

For more information, visit the website:

Butner Chicken Pickin' set for June 1

The Butner Community Association is making final plans for the 25th annual Butner Chicken Pickin'.

The Butner Street Dance will be held Friday, May 31 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lifestyle Fitness parking lot on the corner of 16th & C streets in Butner, weather permitting. The Castaways Band will perform.

The Butner Chicken Pickin' will be held Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy day-long live entertainment on two stages, a barbecue chicken cook-off contest, food and craft vendors, kiddie activities and rides, a tractor show, and a car show. The featured band this year is Soul Psychedelique Orchestra.

The event will be held rain or shine at Gazebo Park on Central Avenue in Butner. Pets, skateboards and bicycles are not allowed at the event.

For more information, go to or visit the Facebook page to receive updates as they are posted.

There are still some vendor spaces available. Spaces for craft, merchandise, services and food providers, including anyone who would like to participate in the barbecue chicken cook-off contest, are open. Forms can be found online at or contact Judy Cheek for more information at 919-906-7025.

Kickoff to Summer Carnival and Market

Creedmoor Elementary School will host a Kickoff to Summer Carnival and Market on June 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a bounce houses, a cake walk, carnival games, food trucks and more.

Cost of admission is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, $15 for a family of four or $20 for families of five or more. Location is 305 E. Wilton Ave.