The town will once again celebrate the holiday season by opening doors to the public. Holiday activities, music and food will be all over town. There will be a Christmas tree lighting in the park, and of course Santa will be here to talk to the children. The event will start at 4:00p.m. and last till 7:00p.m. The Rankin Museum and Kemp Library complex will be serving hot chocolate, the museum’s popular hot mulled cider, and some good cookies. Students can make a holiday craft in the museum. Come and get into the holiday spirit in a Hometown way.
The Rankin Museum will be holding a Fossil Fair September 27, 2014 from 9:00am till 4:00pm. Students from preschool to age 16 can sign up for a fossil dig. The North Carolina Fossil Club will be exhibiting their fossil finds and answering questions. The museum and dig are free of charge, but students must call and sign up for one of the four dig times. The times are 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 1:00pm. We will be signing up 100 students, 25 each time slot, and it fills up fast. So register early because it is first come first served. The event is sponsored by the Carrie B.Dewitt Foundation. Call (910) 652 – 6378 to sign up.
The museum will be hosting Museum Day Live Saturday September 27, 2014. Just go to Smithsonian Museum Day Live and print a ticket off to enter the museum free of charge, or show us your ticket on your smart phone. The NC Fossil Club will be exhibiting their fossil finds, and students will be digging fossils that day. Check the events calendar for details on the fossil dig and fair.
This is the parade to see. The farmers clean up their tractors and put them on show. Local businesses and local attractions salute the American Farmer in this day of fun. Hang around town after the parade and enjoy some good food and shop for Christmas gifts. The parade starts at 11:00am and will travel down main street.