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Lauryn Mallard was crowned Miss Randolph County 2022 last fall. 

Busy weekend coming up

Hospice of Randolph’s Auction & Barbecue Saturday 

ASHEBORO — For more than three decades, the annual Hospice Auction & Barbecue, Hospice of Randolph’s signature fundraiser, has been a highlight event in Randolph County.  


Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was transformed into a drive-thru barbecue sale and online auction. It worked so well that this year‘s event will be run in a similar format. 


On Saturday, Oct. 15, at Sunset Avenue Church of God, there will be a drive-thru barbecue dinner. Additionally, the online auction will begin the same day. The barbecue dinner will begin serving at 11 a.m. and continue until plates are sold out. The cost is $10 per meal.


The Sunset Avenue Church of God is located at 900 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. 


The online auction will open on Oct. 15 and close at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. If you are new to the online auction, you must create a New Bidder account and register to bid in the auction. To do so, visit https://www.hospiceofrandolph. org, click on “Events” and then click on “37th Annual Auction & Barbecue.” 


Last year’s auction included more than 200 items. Among the biddable items this year will be pottery, golf packages, furniture, signed sports memorabilia, gift baskets, gift cards, outdoor adventures, home accessories, original artwork and specialty desserts. 


Aviation Museum’s Annual Fly-In set Saturday 

ASHEBORO — The 26th Annual NC Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame Annual Fly-In will take place at the Asheboro Airport on Oct. 15. For a $10 ticket, the yearly event includes entry into the state’s official Aviation Museum, filled with antique airplanes and North Carolina aviation history. Outside, all sorts of airplanes will be available for view, on the ground and in the air. There will also be an all-veteran parachute performance at 1 p.m. The popular event runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors 10 and under get in free. 


Bethel Friends drive-thru Pig Pickin’ on Saturday

On Oct. 15, Bethel Friends will hold a Pig Pickin’ drive thru at the church on 2519 Bethel Friends Road in Asheboro. Meals are $10 apiece and include pulled pork, pintos, slaw and hushpuppies. The drive-thru will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 


Ramseur’s Fall Festival set for this weekend 

For those who were robbed by Hurricane Ian of the Asheboro Fall Festival and Randleman’s NASCAR Day, maybe you’ll have better luck on Saturday with Ramseur’s A Day on Main Street, the town’s version of a fall festival. Open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in downtown Ramseur, the festival will feature arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, game for kids — all the trappings of a street festival. Admission, of course, is free, but the food and gifts are on you.


Boo at the Zoo returns for next two weekends

For the next two weekends, the North Carolina Zoo will be the site of its annual kid-friendly Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of each weekend, kids can come dressed in costume and have fun with other costumed kids during games, activities, entertainment and contests at the African Ampitheatre. Also, follow the trail through Africa for trick or treating. There will be two costume contests, one at noon and one at 3 p.m. A wristband for $5 for NC Zoo members of $8 for non-members is required to participate. The wristband cost is not included in regular zoo admission. For more information, call 800-488-0444. 


New Miss Randolph will be crowned Saturday 

ASHEBORO — The Kiwanis Club of Asheboro will present the Miss Randolph County and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competition on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Randleman Elementary School beginning at 6 p.m. 


The Miss Randolph County and Miss Randolph County’s Outstanding Teen competitions are part of the Miss America Organization, and a preliminary to the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Competition. 


Contestants in the event will compete in categories of Interview, Life-style and Fitness, Talent, Evening Wear/Social Impact Statement, and On-Stage Question which will give them an opportunity to express their own interests in social, community service or vocational matters. 


Four participants are signed up for each competition. 


Admission is $15 (under the age of 6 admitted free). For more, visit www.missrandolphcounty.org.