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Posted: April 24, 2012 - 6:00pm  |  Updated: May 2, 2012 - 10:28am

Thrift store to re-open

The Salvation Army of Greater Augusta will hold a grand re-opening celebration for the North Augusta Family Thrift Store at 1803 Knox Ave. from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The first 35 customers will receive a free item. Each customer who visits the North Augusta Family Thrift Store between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday will also be entered in a drawing for prizes that will be awarded at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to a release.

There will also be free food and drinks.

School yard sale

North Augusta Elementary School will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon May 5 in the school parking lot.

If anyone is interested in participating, cost is $10 for two parking spaces that can be used for your vehicle and a table. Tables will not be supplied.

Profits will be kept by the seller and the $10 will be donated to the PTO.

Tables need to be setup at 6 a.m. For more information, contact the school at (803) 
442-6280.

Wingstop tests new product

Augusta-area Wingstop locations have new options on the menu for a limited time- seasoned and loaded fries.

Three local restaurants were chosen of 21 nationally out of 500 to offer the new line of food. New seasoned fries choices include lemon pepper and Cajun. Loaded fries options include hot cheddar and jalapeno topped with melted cheddar sauce and diced jalapeno; hot cheddar, green onions, bacon and sour cream, topped with melted cheddar sauce, green onions, chopped bacon and sour cream; and garlic Parmesan.

The restaurant is asking for feedback through Twitter and Facebook from its customers.

Wingstop at 358 E. Martintown Road was chosen, along with two Augusta locations on Wrightsboro and Washington roads.

Local veterans visit D.C.

Leslie Culpepper and Douglas Smith, of North Augusta, joined 99 other veterans on an all-expense-paid trip to visit the World War II Memorial in Washing-ton, D.C. on April 11.

The trip was sponsored by state electric cooperatives and organized by Honor Flight of S.C.

Strawberry festival at OLP

Our Lady of Peace Catholic School will hold its annual strawberry festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school's soccer field, which faces Knox Avenue.

There will be inflatables, a strawberry-themed bake off and bake sale, strawberry shakes from Gurosik's Berry Plantation, and food from the Knights of Columbus and Hispanic outreach program.

There will also be a chance to win three prizes- a Pandora bracelet, a $50 Lowes gift card and a $25 Romano's Macaroni Grill gift card.

Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase SMARTBoards for the school.

For more information, call the school office at (803) 279-8396, ext. 2.

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