The North Mecklenburg High School horticulture department's annual Spring Sale will be 8 a.m. to noon April 7.
A wide variety of plants will be available, including annuals (impatiens, geraniums, petunias and the like), perennials (such as hosta, bee balm, liatris and daylilies), herbs (basil, chives, oregano, sage and more) and vegetables (tomato, pepper, cucumber, squash and more). A selection of hanging baskets, mixed pots and other accessories also will be sold.
For information call the school at 980-343-3840.
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Through community partnerships and collaboration, the area's first furniture clearinghouse was established in 2004 to accept donations of gently used items and redirect them to the needy.
In 2008, The Bin was formally established and joined forces with the Ada Jenkins Center to serve the local community. The Bin is one of several services offered through the center, which helps those in north Mecklenburg who do not have access to center-city resources.
Volunteers at The Bin can help clients, sort and arrange donations and do administrative tasks. Volunteers can also help with community outreach by posting flyers, asking businesses to donate usable items and helping with pickups after community yard sales.
Needed donations include mattresses, box springs, bed frames, dressers, linens, curtains, cribs, chairs, lamps, coffee tables, end tables, cabinets, kitchen tables, chairs, countertop microwaves, dish sets, glassware, pots and pan sets, flatware sets, small appliances, towels, washers, dryers, refrigerators and toys.
The Bin is an all-volunteer organization and gratefully accepts monetary donations to cover its minimal operating expenses. Money raised beyond the operating budget is used to expand services through the affiliation with The Ada Jenkins Center.
The Bin is at 119 N. Old Statesville Road (N.C. 115). For information on how to volunteer or donate, visit www.the-bin.org or call 704-948-5612.
Rotary offers scholarship
The Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville will award a $1,500 college scholarship to a Huntersville-area high school senior in recognition of community service efforts and achievements.
Huntersville-area high school principals or scholarship coordinators may nominate two students from each school; the Rotary Club will select the recipient.
Interested seniors should ask the school principal or scholarship coordinator about application rules.
Applications are available online at the Rotary Club's Web site: www.LakeNormanRotary.com.