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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!

Community Outreach
Many thanks to St. Stephen's Missionary Baptist Church for their recent Community Outreach held Saturday, June 18. A variety of groups came together to provide a day of fun, education, fellowship, music, activities and food for our community. Well done! 

T-Ball is up and running!
T-ball is a hit! The kids are enthusiastic and are learning the basics of the game. There has been a time change for practice- Tuesdays and Thursday at 5:30 is the new time. Approximately 30 kids have signed up. Play ball!

Yard of the Month
Congratulations to the following community members over the past several month for being selected Yard of the Month, a campaign to recognize the hard work and pride in landscaping and curb appeal in Aurora. 
March Recognition- Lala and Buck Williamson
April Recognition- Henry and Deborah Dixon
May Recognition-Jesse Mills

Recognition for Yard of the Month for June was awarded to Lib Litchfield. "Miss Lib" as she is fondly addressed. also runs A Cut Above Hair Salon on Main Street. Miss Lib pays attentions to detail, as I'm sure most of you are aware of her ever changing window displays for her business. 

Miss Lib has resided in her home as long as I've been here......her yard has always been immaculate. Miss Lib uses garden statues as a decorative touch along with a pergola that offers a shaded area of her yard. Her walkway and driveway are edged and swept clean. At Christmas she decorates with the Wise Men bearing gifts for baby Jesus. A sight to behold!

Blue Crab Boutique
The newest business downtown held its grand opening Thursday, June 23. The Blue Crab Boutique is a souvenir and gift shop located in Aurora North Carolina. They have many one-of-a-kind items created by talented local artisans and crafters. The Blue Crab will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays form 10 AM - 5 PM

https://www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Crab-Boutique-102111805859480 Like, follow and share
 
Mileage-Based User Fee Pilot Program
I was asked to share the following information- please click on the link to learn more on how you can become a participant to collect information needed to make an informed decision. 

https://mcusercontent.com/44c6c504c274fec29e358d636/files/b77d4948-9f0c-2f65-13ed-8bb610cc9163/MBUF_Pilot_Overview_Flyer_1_.pdf

Good afternoon,
 
As you all know, there is a lot of discussion currently in our nation about Gas Prices and Gas Taxes. As electric vehicles become more prominent, less revenue is made off gas taxes that are paid at the pump. This hurts agencies like NCDOT, who rely on this funding for projects and other initiatives. The Mileage-Based User Fee Pilot Program is a study being conducted by the Eastern Transportation Coalition to see how a Mileage-Based Tax would work as a replacement to the current gas tax. I have attached a flyer with information on how to participate in this study. I ask that you all consider participating in this and also ask that you share this with your communities. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
 
Thanks!
 
Sam Singleton
Transportation Planner
Cell: (252) 833-2827
Office: (252) 974-1822
 
MID-EAST RPO
1502 N Market Street, Suite A
Washington, NC 27889
 
Aurora Fish and Farm Festival
All info below lifted off Facebook postings
Aurora Fish and Farm Festival is a two-day event to be held in Aurora North Carolina, October 22-23, 2022. This event is being held to celebrate the area's ties to agriculture and our waterfront. This event will feature activities for the entire family.

The Aurora Fish and Farm Festival Committee is currently recruiting vendors for our first annual Aurora Fish and Farm Festival to be held on October 22-23, 2022.
We are seeking the following vendors:
Food and Beverage
Arts/Crafts and or other relative Merchandise Vendors
Fishing or Farming Educational Information
Fishing or Farming Equipment for Display/Exhibit
Vendor Fees are as follows:
$30 fee for all Vendors selling Items
$35 fee for Political Entities
No fee for all Non-Profits/Educational Organizations
Contact Connie Bennett csbennett07@gmail.com or 336-260-1917 to apply and reserve your spot today!

The newest fun Festival that has been added to Aurora's list of annual activities is https://www.facebook.com/aurorafishandfarmfestival/
There are several industries that have sustained this area through many, many years- Farming and Fishing. It was decided to create a celebration of thanks and one to serve as a reminder to us. LIKE AND FOLLOW THIS PAGE, PLEASE. As details about the event are firmed, the page will be updated.
Sharon Holland and her Team are leading this effort to build a super fall time fun event for the Community. We live in such a rich area and certainly take most of it for granted. Let's celebrate!
May be an image of text that says 'AURORA FISH & FARM FESTIVAL Celebrating Aurora's Agricultural & Waterfront Heritage OCTOBER 22-23, 2022'
Please visit, like and share their Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/aurorafishandfarmfestival/

Family Movie Night Rescheduled
The family movie night was cancelled Friday, May 27 for the kickoff of the Fossil Festival Weekend due to inclement weather. It is in the works to have a showing on Friday, July 15. More info forth coming as the event nears.
Don't forget, our town library also has Movie Matinee on Tuesdays at 3 PM this summer.  

Golden Leaf Scholar Leadership Program (GLSLP)
A Little Food Pantry will be located by our town library shortly. Many thanks to Ja"kasia Ferebee who recently contacted our community about a project her group is working on. This is her group's community action project for the Golden Leaf Scholar Leadership Program (GLSLP). One of the group members will install the box in the next two weeks. Many of these pantries are located in Washington and now we will have one in Aurora.

With the rising costs of food and gas, this food pantry may be instrumental in helping families fill in the gap.  People are looking for ways to help during this challenging time and placing a few additional cans of food in their shopping cart and stocking a pantry is an easy way to positively impact the life of another person in the community. With the help of the community, we hope this pantry may serve those in need. 

All donations are appreciated. Please leave non-perishable food, canned goods, personal care items etc. and spread the word to friends and family. Flyers can be found at the end if you would like to share with others.
https://mcusercontent.com/44c6c504c274fec29e358d636/files/dfa973e9-bef6-e0c1-cddb-4659c987cbe8/Black_White_Flyer.pdf
https://mcusercontent.com/44c6c504c274fec29e358d636/files/d1dfef00-f075-d968-1b78-6aa954ed63a7/Minimal_Color_Flyer.pdf
https://mcusercontent.com/44c6c504c274fec29e358d636/files/abe5518c-f213-6290-3057-06a383fc6d9a/Neon_Flyer.pdf


Carryout by Chrislyn
This take out facility is open Th, F and S from 11 AM - 2 PM. To read more about Carryout by Chrislyn, please check out the recent article in Washington Daily News about this new endeavor on Main Street. Street.  https://www.thewashingtondailynews.com/2022/06/15/aurora-sees-first-restaurant-on-main-street-in-60-years/
Don't forget, if you check out their main menu and want something sent down, just give them a call and they'll make sure the items are sent down. https://www.carryoutbychrislyn.com/ The menu changes frequently. Facebook https://www.carryoutbychrislyn.com/

The flyer below is what they provide on Th, F and S at the Learning Center. Our house is divided, southern chicken salad or cranberry chicken salad, both excellent choices!
 
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2022 Box Lunch Menu

Do you have a meeting, gathering, or office lunch that you need to order food for? Then give us a call and let us help you! We can also create a custom menu for your group, if you are looking for something different. We are here for you!



Paws and Love
Many thanks to those of you in the Richland Township who have reached out to contribute items for the upcoming fundraiser for the kitties on the southside of the river- over 200 kitties and counting have been spayed/neutered and given vaccines in our area. We are diligently working to reduce the number of unwanted litters. 

If you have some items you would like to donate, please reach out by replying back to this email. As you continue  reading, you will notice we are also looking for contributions of baked goods. Again, reply back to this email if you are interested in contributing items for the bake sale. Arrangements can be made for the Richlands Township area.
 
OUR ANNUAL YARDSALE AND BAKESALE IS ONLY WEEKS AWAY!!  
If you've been cleaning out your house and have items that you're no longer using, come on by and drop them off with us to help our kitties! 

Location is at Frank's Pizza, Washington (815 John Small Avenue)
Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (No early birds please)


We are scheduling drop offs and pick ups daily - so contact us for pickup.
If you would like to donate baked goods for the sale - Please plan to drop off the morning unless other arrangements need to be made.

We can always use a few more volunteers if you are interested. Just let us know if you would like to "lend a paw." We need assistance with-
  • Advertising
  • Picking up donations
  • Sorting and pricing items (~July 15: Time: TBD)
  • Help on the day of sale (July 16th)
Call or text 252-644-6392 to arrange for item donations, or reply to this email. You can also contact us through our Facebook page.
 
What: Any and all household goods, books, toys, video games, tools, and more! We will not be accepting any clothing at this time.

We are also searching for amazing cooks who would like to donate some delicious goodies for the bake sale! Cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, whatever your specialty is!

For those who are wishing to donate baked goods, please reach out to us to let us know at 252-644-6392 so we will have an idea of what to expect.  We will have a fridge available for any items that need to be kept cold. Pickups and drop off areas located throughout Beaufort County to offer as much assistance as possible.

When: We are accepting donations from now until July 14 for yard sale items.  Baked goods will be dropped off/picked up the day before the yard sale (July 16 or the day prior). 
 

If you are unable to provide a donation for the yard and bake sale at this time, please consider taking a moment to share our need to help the cats within our care.

Thank you for being a friend of Paws and Love!!

Audra, Stephanie, Arden, Mary Ruth, Angie, Barbara W, Barbara J, and Bryan
June 25, Saturday
10 AM -3 PM Car Wash, Riders of the A, Old Piggly Wiggly Park Lot
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Relay Luau Survivor Bash, The Venue

June 27, Monday
2 PM Fishing Lessons @ Boat Ramp

June 28, Tuesday
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

June 29, Wednesday
10 AM  ABC’s of Birding Club Meeting

June 30, Thursday
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
5:30 PM T Ball
6:30 PM  *Book Club Meeting, Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner, Town Library, FREE, Pre registration needed

July 1, Friday,  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oil Painting Class

The Venue

July 2, Saturday
Bread of Life Food Pantry, 10 AM - Noon

July 5, Tuesday
10 AM Summer Reading Program, Town Library
Storytime with Mrs. Denise, "Friendship is a Treasure"
10:30 AM Richland Senior Club Meeting
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball
7:00 PM Aurora Town Council Meeting, Town Hall

July 6, Wednesday
9 AM Community Garden
6:30 PM Aurora Lions Club Meeting

Thursday, July 7
11 AM Summer Reading Program
Craft Day, Recycled bottle fish and plastic egg submarines, Town Library
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
5:30 PM T Ball
7:00 PM Aurora Volunteer Fire Department Meeting

July 11, Monday
2 PM Fishing Lessons @ Boat Ramp

July 12, Tuesday
10 AM Summer Reading Program
Mr. George from the Aurora Fossil Museum will talk to us about SHARKS. Town Library
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

July 14, Thursday
10:00 Am - Noon Food Distribution  Mallard Creek Apartments
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
11 AM Summer Reading Program, Craft Day, Shark Suncatchers, Town Library
5:30 PM T Ball

July 15, Friday
Family Movie Night, more info coming

July 16, Saturday
7:30 AM Paws and Love Yard Sale- Frank's Pizza in Washington
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Food Distribution, Snowden School 
3:00 PM Aurora Woman's Club, Library
Class of 1981 Reunion
Aurora Community Center

July 18, Monday
2 PM Fishing Lessons @ Boat Ramp

July 19, Tuesday
10 AM Summer Reading Program "Our Blue Earth"  Aurora Fire Department Rescue and Diver will be our guest
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

July 20, Wednesday
9 AM Community Garden
6:30 PM Aurora Lions Club Meeting

July 21, Thursday, 11 AM
Summer Reading Program, Craft Day, Jellyfish craft and ocean coral reef painting, Town Library 
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
5:30 PM T Ball

July 25, Monday
2 PM Fishing Lessons @ Boat Ramp

July 26, Tuesday
10:30 AM Summer Reading Program, NC Aquarium from Roanoke Island will be here, Town Library 
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

July 28, Thursday
10 AM - Noon Food Distribution, New Growth Unlimited, Peedtown Road
11 AM Craft Day, Ocean in a bottle and toilet paper roll squid, Town Library
11:30 AM -1 PM COST Food Bank, Powell Park in Edward
5:30 PM T Ball
6:30 PM Aurora Community Watch Meeting

August 2, Tuesday
10 AM - Noon, Summer Reading Finale, Beach Party Fun, Town Library
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

August 9, Tuesday
3:00 PM Movie Matinee at the Library
5:30 PM T Ball

September 10, Saturday,  5 PM - 9 PM
Aurora Night Out

Sponsored by Aurora Community Watch

October 22-23, Saturday and Sunday
Aurora Fish and Farm Festival
Community Facebook Links : 

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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