Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly cloudy…High 53. Warmer for the weekend.
Job Alert: Deere Hitachi is looking to hire 90 welders over the next two years – part of a planned expansion at its Kernersville plant. The starting salary will be around $37,000 dollars. Applications can be submitted at Deere-Hitachi’s Kernersville plant. Employment details: www.dhkernersville.com
The Davidson County Health Department will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic this afternoon (Dec 7) from 1pm until 4:30pm at the Health Department on Greensboro Street in Lexington. Details? Call 242-2354 for more info. More
information about preventing the flu: www.flu.nc.gov
An anonymous donor has provided a little extra Christmas Cheer…by dropped a gold coin in a Salvation Army Red Kettle at the Lowe’s Foods in Mebane. It was appraised and then sold for worth $1,600 dollars. This marks the third year in a row that someone has anonymously placed a gold coin in a Red Kettle in Alamance County. FYI: The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign runs through Dec. 24.
Global doughnut domination? Krispy Kreme is opening its 500th international retail shop today in Mexico. Counting the USA, Krispy Kreme has expanded into 20 countries, with a goal of 900 international stores by the end of 2017. www.krispykreme.com
The Winston-Salem State Rams (13 – 0) take on West Texas A+M in the Division II semi-finals this Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. Kick off around 6:30pm. Ticket info: www.wssu.edu BTW: Rams head coach Connell Maynor has been named “Region II Coach of the Year” in Division II football. www.journalnow.com/sports/wssu/football/article_6446b0ce-3bf2-11e2-a752-0019bb30f31a.html
‘Trees for Treasures’ provides Christmas trees to those in need. Thanks to generous donors last year, Outdoor Supply owner William Wood gave away about 100 Christmas trees…with hopes to double the giving this year. Outdoor Supply is accepting monetary donations to cover costs…(around $25). Find out more about the ‘Trees For Treasures’ program by calling (336) 434-1943.
Misfortune into Blessing: What would you do if you booked a room and dinner for 90 people at one of the city’s finest hotels, only to have the event canceled? One Greensboro family turned their own ‘misfortune’ into a beautiful gift for people they didn’t even know. A man, who asked to remain anonymous,
contacted the Salvation Army Center of Hope in Greensboro, which provides emergency shelter and transitional living for homeless people and families…and offered them the room and the dinner to host a Christmas party for residents.
Eighty-four residents and six staff members attended the event at the Proximity
Hotel last Saturday night (Dec 01). But why? Jackie Lucas, executive director of the Center of Hope, received the call in late October. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, said his son had canceled his wedding, scheduled for Dec. 1. They wanted to know how to go about donating the space and dinner to the Center of Hope. “I felt sad for the son, but I could hear in the father’s voice that he wanted something good to come out of it,” Lucas said. “We were elated. All of our Christmas parties have always been held here in the cafeteria. To have something outside here, in a place as nice as the Proximity, really boosted their self-esteem.” But the story doesn’t end there. When the father toured the Salvation Army Center of Hope, the ‘anonymous family’ decided to do more. The family along with church members collected toiletries and supplies, purchased teddy bears for all the children and the church bought pillows for all the residents.” http://www.news-record.com/home/392990-63/canceled-reception-is-familys-holiday
A Greensboro father outraged about the content of one retailer’s holiday catalog. John Ellington telling Fox 8 that ‘Urban Outfitters’ holiday catalog has gone too far with explicit words and some of its content. After he received the latest catalog earlier in the week by mail, Ellington saying that he was glad he opened the pages before his teenage son and daughter. Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_1bd5d4aa-3fa3-11e2-a22f-001a4bcf6878.html