Some events are still on

Published 10:42 pm Thursday, October 1, 2015

What better way to spend a rainy Saturday than eating some good food, spending time with a favorite pet or finding a good book to read?

You’ll still have those options this weekend, unless plans go awry. A few organizations have decided to go ahead with planned events, despite the rainy and windy forecast.

One of those is the Whaleyville Volunteer Fire Department, which had its annual fall fish fry fundraiser planned for Saturday.

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“The supplier could not work with us on another date, and we were too far committed on money to go back,” said department Chief Chuck Brothers. “We decided, looking at the weather, it was looking like Saturday was going to be kind of a calm before the storm deal. It looked like we could persevere.”

Brothers said the department is planning for more drive-through traffic.

“We’re making provisions so the public won’t get wet trying to get a plate,” he said. Eat-in also will still be available, and the women of Whaleyville United Methodist Church will still have a bake sale, though it will probably be scaled back somewhat.

Also still planned is a Blessing of the Animals service at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1885 Bridge Road. The service will be moved inside the church, the Rev. Dr. Keith Curran said. All animals are welcome but should be in a carrier or on a leash. Photos of pets unable to attend also are welcome. The church is accepting donations of pet food for the Suffolk Humane Society.

In addition, the Friends of the Suffolk Library will continue with its book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 300 Carolina Road both Friday and Saturday. Call 514-1024 for more information.