Gaston & Catawba

Catawba County Notes |

The John Hoyle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its October meeting and announced the winners of this year's Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Awards.

The Good Citizen Chapter Winner was Chelsea Ford of Bandys High School. Other Good Citizens recognized were Emily Aiken of South Caldwell High School, Logan Burke of Maiden High School, Bryce Middleton of Hickory High School, Sabina Rumswinkel of Fred T. Foard High School and Katie Simanovich of Bunker Hill High School.

The awards recognize high school seniors who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Selection is based on completion of a questionnaire, an essay, scholastic record and a letter of recommendation.

The Hickory Community Theatre has announced the cast for its next RugBug Theatre production, “The Magic Cauldron and the Enchanted Fabulist.”

Directed by Robby Fulton, the cast includes Coleson Berlin, Anissa Briggs, Peter Conrad, Matt deLeary, Arin Gaines, Ryan Huffman, Zoe Setzer and Meghan White.

The play tells the story of a serving girl with magic powers.

The RugBug Theatre troupe presents plays for first-time playgoers ages 3-8. “The Magic Cauldron and the Enchanted Fabulist” will be presented at 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 8-16, in the Council Chamber Theatre at the Hickory Community Theatre complex at 30 Third St. N.W. in downtown Hickory. Admission is $3.

Crouse Chiropractic in Hickory will hold a Thanksgiving food drive Monday-Friday. The Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry will distribute the food to the community.

During the food drive week, clients of Crouse Chiropractic will receive 10 percent off the cost of that day's adjustment for each nonperishable food item donated. A donation of 10 food items will equal a free adjustment.

New patients can receive a free examination, X-rays and report of findings for a donation of 10 food items. A limited number of new patient appointments are available.

For details, call 828-327-4882 or visit

The Hickory Community Theatre has announced auditions for its January comedy “Escanaba in da Moonlight” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10-11 at the Theater at 30 Third St. N.W. in Hickory.

Directed by Charles Jeffers, the cast consists of five men ages 30-70 including an African-American, and one woman in her 30s to play a Native American.

“Escanaba in da Moonlight” will be presented Jan. 9-26 on the Jeffers Theater main stage.

Gina Smith