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People attend a recent Durants Neck Ruritan Club dinner and auction. The event will be held this year on May 14 at the clubhouse on New Hope Road.

The Durants Neck Ruritan Club will host its annual fundraiser May 14 at the clubhouse, 2151 New Hope Road.

There will be combination fried chicken and BBQ meals by Nixon’s Catering served from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door or in advance.

An auction including cars and jet skis will follow at 6:30 p.m. Auction items may be donated by calling George South at 264-2517 or Ken Carey 264-4248 to arrange drop off or to buy dinner tickets.

Proceeds are used to fund numerous community charities. The club builds handicapped ramps, supports Toys for Tots, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and senior citizens bingo. This year the club will award three four-year scholarships to local students.

The programs are made possible each year through community support of the annual fundraiser.