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Community Life

Please check out our community website https://www.auroralife.us/ If you have any upcoming events/activities, please share!

Don't forget Pancake and Sausage Supper this Friday, starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm. Fundraiser for Christmas in Aurora! Remember last year, the inaugural debut of the gigantic Christmas tree of the water tower? We want to make this event bigger and better.  The Venue downtown will host the event. If you have not been in there yet, come check it out. The River House and Home, located in Blount's Creek on Highway 33, donated some furnishings to help pull the look together for The Venue.

Eat in or take out! Bring your friends, make new friends. Talk and learn what's going on in our community. 
 
Raffle tickets will also be available. Seven different prizes are offered and you can pick which one you want. Donors are local, Greenville and Washington. Tickets are $5 for one of 5 for $20. Do not need to be present to win. Winners will be pulled at the Fish and Farm Festival, weekend of October 22. 


Did you notice the buzz this week downtown?
Our town has been hustling and bustling this past week! Between folks coming in to fish and hunt fossils, it has been a busy week for Main Street. The town docks were lined up with boats once again, waiting to launch. Trucks with trailers filled the town dock parking lot and then some. 

The Aurora Fossil Museum received new material at the dig pile. Fossil "finatics" had less than 24 hour notice about the new material reveal. And still they came. I spoke with Aurora Fossil Museum Director, Cynthia Crane, who said some folks drove 6 hours away just to dive into the new material. 

I met a volunteer for the Aurora Fossil Museum that drives from Raleigh! How special is that? And she's interested in volunteering at the school!!! Wow!

Look at the draw our town has- our beautiful waterfront that offers fishing/boating/kayaking/water sports and our Fossil Museum. AFM's parking lot was packed. I thought it was school groups for a field trip and the parents tagged along. Nope! Fossil hunters! Wow! License plates from all over the eastern United States!

Carryout by Chrislyn
Don't forget, Carryout by Chrislyn is on a fall schedule. She is open at the Aurora Fossil Learning Center, Fridays ONLY, from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Makes for an easy dinner prep on busy Friday nights!

Remember you can select items offered at their Washington store if you call ahead. Call or email them your order, they will have your order ready and waiting for you to pick up Friday in Aurora. Order from the full menu or the Aurora menu.

Phone: 252-623-2014
email: chrislyn@carryoutbychrislyn.com

Aurora Fossil Museum News - info taken from their Facebook page
Here it is folks, the moment you all have been waiting for: YES, we have received new fossil material for the Aurora Fossil Museum’s Main Fossil Pit. 🎉🎉

The Main Pit will open at 9:30 am tomorrow Wednesday, September 21st when the museum opens for business.

A humongous THANK YOU to the Town of Aurora Public Works Dept., Nutrien, and Trader Construction for assisting the #smallbutmighty AFM with providing a unique educational resource for our visitors.

** Fintastic Day at the Aurora Fossil Museum **
We had a totally "jawesome" day welcoming our visitors to Aurora, North Carolina and the Aurora Fossil Museum.

Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia…you all ROCK!

Many “fossil funatics” showed up, supported the museum, and dug the past with us!!

A humongous THANK YOU to the Town of Aurora Public Works Department, Nutrien, and Trader Construction for assisting the #smallbutmighty AFM with providing a fun and educational resource for all to enjoy! 💕🦈

A MEGA humongous THANK YOU to our stellar volunteer, Judester Marie, for taking the photos for us!!



Got some serious hunting going on! Umbrellas dotted the dig pile! Love this Mickey Mouse umbrella!

AFM Vision and Master Planning Day- Great things can come out of this for our museum and town. 

The Aurora Fossil Museum will be holding a Vision and Master Planning Day at the Aurora Fossil Museum. This informal, workshop-like afternoon, led by JKF Architecture, will be our first session to seek feedback from our stakeholders on the future growth of the Aurora Fossil Museum. The AFM Team feels that input from our visitors, supporters, and community is necessary for formulating the vision of an updated Aurora Fossil Museum.

The session will occur from 1-4 pm on Friday, September 30th in the Aurora Fossil Museum's Learning Center. Light refreshments will be available. You do not need to attend for the entire duration, but we hope you will stop in for a little while to share your thoughts and ideas.

Future Vision and Planning Sessions will occur in the coming months.


National Fossil Day
Aurora Fossil Museum will once again partner with the National Park Service to celebrate National Fossil Day™!
Our Celebration will occur on Saturday, October 15th, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Make plans to join us for some totally "fintastic" fossil fun for all ages to enjoy! More info to come!

Flatland Ag. Inc.
Washington, The Magazine July/August 2022, Volume 11, Number 4 featured an article on a local family farm. Flatland Farm, Ag. The article highlights the Peed family farm and their journey of onion farming from the 1990's to the present. 

Take a moment to read and enjoy the article
 https://issuu.com/wdnweb/docs/wtm_jul_aug_2022/1

Came across this in Washington, Aurora ties
We were eating at a restaurant in downtown Washington this past week. It had photos of historical Washington on the walls. Came across this one. We were curious what was in the barrels? Oysters? Moonshine? We both lost the bet!

I sent a picture of the photo to Ray Midgette, who is a trustee with the Historic Port of Washington Project (HPOW). He confirmed with Blount Rumley, another trustee with HPOW, they were potatoes from the Aurora area. The photo is the waterfront in Washington where the dock attendant's "lighthouse" facility is today. Many of our crops were sent up river for distribution. In the past, our waterways served as highways. 



Needs of Snowden
Snowden's Bright Futures Council meet Wednesday, Sept 21. It was brought to our attention the school is in need of leggings of all sizes and underwear for middle school girls. Donations may be dropped off at the school.

The younger grade teachers are in need of the primary pencils, pencils for beginning writers. Donations may be dropped off at the school. Many thanks!

Aurora NC Lions Club- taken from Facebook post
Aurora Lions Club is the greatest! A visually impaired person in our community needed new steps so the club built and installed not only steps but a porch too!  We serve!

Aurora Lions Club meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM at the Aurora Community Watch building on 4th Street. All welcome!


Adoption of 2 kittens available
Two kittens need immediate adoption ( foster to adopt) or rescue commitment. They are bonded sisters about 8-9 weeks old.

They will be fully vetted before their adoption is finalized. We are willing to place them with a foster who would like to adopt. Vetting can be taken care of. Spay, rabies, and distemper vaccines, fecal, combo test and microchip.
Reduced adoption fee for fosters. Adoption is $75 each. Email info@pawsandlove.net if interested. 


Hunting and Fishing Opportunities
I was asked to share the following- please note- I was told if a child entered the fishing tournament, the $25 fee is waived. If you have more questions, please contact Bo at Pirate Waters Outfitter in Washington, 108 N. Market Street, 252-341-8601 or piratewatersoutfitter@gmail.com
Don't forget, we have fishing gear that can be checked out at our local library!! Apparently its a great time to go fishing as the trucks and boat trailers lined up the street can attest. 




Chocowinity Middle School Football Schedule
So why are we promoting Choco Middle School?  We have a student at Snowden playing football for the Choco Indians. Snowden does not have a football team so arrangements were made for him to participate with our nearest middle school. Deshawn Grimes, the Snowden student, represented Snowden in Choco's first game Wednesday, September 21st. The Indians played Bear Grass, a school in Martin County. The Indians won with a score of 40-0. Anyone interested in going and showing support form our community, here's your chance!

Wednesday September 28 St. Peter (Gville) Home Game Time 5:30 PM
Wednesday October 5  South Creek (Robersonville)  Home Game Time 5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 12 Northeast (Belhaven) Away  Game Time 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 19 Bath Away Game Time 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 26 Bear Grass Home  Game Time 5:30 PM

 

Friday, September 23
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 
5 PM- 7 PM Pancake Supper, The Venue Downtown, Fundraiser for Christmas in Aurora

Saturday, September 24, 1:00 PM
Ordination Service for Bishop Elect Julius Wright and Bishop Elect Sherrow McDuffie
New Growth Unlimited  Ministry
1020 Peedtown Road
Music by Pastor Marion Barrow and First Baptist of Belhaven 
Guest Preacher Bishop Keith Cox of Eureka  Chapel Baptist of Fayetteville, NC
Annie Barrow, Pastor Julius Wright, Co-Pastor, Apostle George Barrow

Wednesday, September 28
5:30 PM Football Game St. Peter (Gville)  at Chocowinity

September 30, Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 
1:00 PM -4:00 PM Vision and Master Planning Day
Aurora Fossil Museum

October 1, Saturday
9:00 AM -Noon Bread of Life
St/ John MBC, Main Street

October 3, Monday
9:00 AM COST Monthly Board Meeting
Coral and William Powell Park
7:00 PM Aurora Town Board Meeting

October 4, Tuesday
10:30 AM Richland Seniors Club Meeting

October 5, Wednesday
5:30 PM South Creek (Robersonville) at Chocowinity
6:30 PM Aurora Lions Club

October 6, Thursday
10:00 AM Food Distribution 
Cora and William Powel Park, Edward
7:00 PM AVFD Meeting

October 7, Friday 
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 
7:30 PM 15th Anniversary Celebration St. Stephen MBC

October 9, Sunday
10:30 AM 15th Anniversary Celebration St. Stephen MBC

October 12, Wednesday
5:00 PM Northeast (Belhaven) at Belhaven

October 13, Thursday
6:00 PM ALC Community Annual Update/Awards, open to all committees and to the public

October 14, Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 

October 15, Saturday
9:30 AM -10:15 AM Food Distribution- Snowden Elementary
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM National Fossil Day Celebration 
Aurora Fossil Museum
3:00 PM Aurora Woman's Club, Town Library

Wednesday, October 19
1:00 AM Snowden's Bright Future
4:30 PM Bath at Bath  
6:30 PM Aurora Lions Club

October 21, Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 

October 22-23, Saturday and Sunday
Aurora Fish and Farm Festival Community 
Oct., 22 Noon -1:30 PM 

Dr. Arwin Smallwood, Aurora/Richlands Township Chamber of Commerce
Guest Speaker

October 25, Tuesday
6:30 PM Civic Organization Committee

October 26,Wednesday 
5:30 PM Bear Grass at Chocowinity
 
October 27, Thursday
10:00 AM - Noon Food Distribution New Growth Unlimited, Peedtown Road
6:30 PM Aurora Community Watch

October 28, Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 

November 4, Saturday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 

November 8, Tuesday
3:30 PM Education Development Committee

November 11, Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 

November 18, Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Carryout by Chrislyn open 

November 20, Sunday
1:30 ALC Faith-based Committee

November 29, Tuesday
6:30 PM ALC Economic Development Committee

December 3, Saturday
Richland Seniors Christmas Party

December 10. Saturday
Christmas in Aurora


December 13, Tuesday
6:30 PM Government Relations Committee

If you know of other active Facebook links for our community, please respond with the link.

ABC's of Birding- Aurora

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4756070327804882/

Aurora Body Shop
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Body-Shop/1647190122165059

Aurora Community Watch
https://www.facebook.com/Aurora-Community-Watch-NC-1644538942455015/

Aurora Fossil Museum
https://www.facebook.com/aurora.fossil.museum/posts/?ref=page_internal

Aurora High School Classmates Memorial- Aurora, NC
https://www.facebook.com/AuroraNC.Trojans/

Aurora Industrial Supplies, Inc.,
https://www.facebook.com/auroraindustrial/

Aurora Lion's Club
https://www.facebook.com/Aurora-NC-Lions-Club-1396771540544146/posts

Aurora Volunteer Fire Department
https://www.facebook.com/auroravolfiredept/

Aurora Volunteer Fire Department Weather Link
https://www.auroralife.us/
https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddablePage/show/48f728d8f1294054a5fb65d75dbd137b/summary

Aurora Woman's Club
https://m.facebook.com/Aurora-Womans-Club-109985791680107/

Blue Crab Boutique
https://www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Crab-Boutique-102111805859480

Bright Futures Beaufort County
https://www.facebook.com/brightfuturesbeaufortcounty/

Carryout by Chrislyn
https://www.carryoutbychrislyn.com/

Frank & Shirley's Restaurant
https://www.facebook.com/FranknShirleyResturant/

Hazel W. Guilford Library
https://www.facebook.com/pg/HazelWGuilfordMemorialLibrary/posts/?ref=page_internal

Paws and Love
https://www.facebook.com/PawsandLoveInc

People for a Better Aurora/Richland Township
https://www.facebook.com/People-for-a-Better-Aurora-Richland-Township-952354374830962/

Potter Oil and Tire Company
https://www.facebook.com/PotterOilTire/

River House and Home Company
https://www.facebook.com/theriverhouseandhomeco/

Snowden Elementary School
https://www.facebook.com/pg/snowdenstrong/posts/?ref=page_internal

Southside High School
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Southside-High-School-669160303187965/posts/
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St. Peter Baptist Church Ministries
https://www.facebook.com/stpeteraurora/

Thompson Hardware Store
https://www.facebook.com/WBThompsonInc/

Town of Aurora, NC
https://business.facebook.com/TownofAuroraNC/

The Venue at the Chamber
https://m.facebook.com/TheVenueAtTheChamber/

Wayside Restaurant
https://www.facebook.com/Wayside-Family-Restaurant-of-Aurora-101202785156296/

You're Probably from Aurora, if...
https://ar-ar.facebook.com/groups/135558529865608/?ref=group_header

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