What to do this weekend in Stanly County: May 19-20th edition | News
ALBEMARLE, NC (WBTV)- Stanly County is on the move…literally. It seems that every
week there is a running event for someone, from seniors to students and all
those in between.
This weekend sees the wrap-up of the Senior Games, a Relay
for Life and the Run for the Son 5K. Even those cute little rubber ducks are
into racing. Good causes and great prizes are the order of the day for all this
Thursday is the final day for the Uwharrie Senior Games and
Silver Arts. The event began on April 28 at the Stanly County Senior Center. It
is free for first-timers and $12 for returning participants. Seniors can
participate in a multitude of sports as varied as Golf, Bocce, Softball,
Swimming and Cornhole. They can also enter in the Silver Arts with heritage,
visual and literary categories available. Join over 200 seniors for this great
Friday and Saturday brings the Stanly County Relay for Life
to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is at North Stanly High
School and stretches from 6 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday. Music will be provided
by the Junque Gallery band. The Survivor Lap starts at 7 pm, the Kids Lap
starts at 8 pm and the Luminary Lap starts at 9 pm. The closing ceremony is at
5:30 am Saturday.
On Friday evening head out to Locust as the city hosts a Summer Concert Series and
Cruise-In. The Cruise-In starts at 5 pm in the Locust Town Center in the
beautiful downtown area. The band "Right Turn Clyde" will perform starting at 6
pm. The Concert Series and Cruise-In is a great time to get outside and enjoy
wonderful music and unique cars in a beautiful setting. For more information
please contact Locust Town Hall at 704.888.5260 or visit www.locustnc.com.
On Saturday those rubber ducks do their thing at the 4th
Annual GHA Autism Supports Rubber Duck Derby at City Lake Park in Albemarle.
Adopt your rubber duck to support a great cause and for a chance to win $3,000.
You do not have to be present to win. The Grand Prize Lucky Duck is $3,000
cash. Second-place Runner-up Duck brings you $1,000 cash. Other prizes are the Hungry
Duck $100 Gift Card courtesy of Harris Teeter, the Keep
me Movin' Duck $50 BP gas card, the Travel Duck Two complimentary tickets to
Biltmore House and Winery courtesy of the Biltmore Company, the Yummy Duck $50
gift card to Dairy Queen courtesy of Albemarle Oil Company and last but not
least, the Dining Duck $50 gift certificate courtesy of Off the Square which is
located at 114 South Second Street, Albemarle.
At 8:30 am the Carolina Christian School hosts the Run for
the Son 5K. The run is organized by Vac and Dash and takes place at the Carolina
Christian School at 406 Renee Ford Road, Locust NC.
And don't forget to RUN by the Farmer's Market on this
Saturday morning. Once you're there you can take your time to stroll, amble and
enjoy the stalls of delicious fresh produce, the home-baked goods, the flowers
and the crafts, all from local vendors.
Yes, we're on the run in Stanly County, but we're also into
relaxing with a fishing pole beside a beautiful lake, ambling along a well-kept
hiking trail in a quiet park, or drifting with the stream in a kayak or canoe.
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