Woman wins barbecue for 25

Published 10:20 am Friday, September 30, 2011

Tracy Bradshaw had a great time Sunday treating 25 of her friends to a barbecue and Steve Owens and the Summertime Band.

Tracy won the barbecue during a contest sponsored by WTRG-FM radio in Gaston, N.C. She got to invite 25 friends to the event held at the Hercules Clubhouse.

“We had a fabulous time,” said the 51-year-old from Hunterdale. “The band was awesome and the weather held up.”

The meal included fried chicken, barbecue, macaroni and cheese, snacks, rolls, chocolate cupcakes, white sheet cake and iced tea.

In addition to her husband, Wayne, friends attending the barbecue were Betty and Richard Bean, Stanley Rich, Len and Debbie March, Jimmy Worrell, and Wilson Blythe and his wife, Tammy, all of Franklin; J.C. Sumner and his brother, Bill, and Buddy Lynch, all of Ahoskie, N.C.; and James McCann and Gerry Cornwell, both of Courtland.

As for winning the contest…

“I was very surprised,” she said. “I just very rarely win anything.”

• The SoCo YaYa’s Franklin-Southampton Relay for Life Team is hosting a gold party at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Southampton Department of Social Services at the county office center in Courtland.

“You bring your unwanted gold and silver, which will be weighed in and we give you the cash,” said team member Cindy Cotton.

Fifteen percent commission goes to the Relay for Life team.

“It’s really a win-win situation,” Cindy said. “People can come and sell their gold, plus we get a commission.”

Items that will be purchased include necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, white bold, gold watches, dental bold, diamonds, silver and platinum. It’s OK if jewelry is broken.

If you cannot attend, but would like to send some items, place them in a bag and leave them with any team member. For more information, call Cindy at 617-9743.

• Windsor Elementary School will host a back-to-school night. With help from the PTA, and Dick Holland his staff at Farmers Bank, the faculty and staff will take a school bus to Joe’s Pizza and Pasta Palace in Franklin for an Italian buffet dinner on Oct. 6.

They will return to the school for a red carpet entrance with flashing lights and the works.

Parents will be invited to the school for a visit with teachers and tour of the building.