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Second edition of NoJo Family Day set for Saturday

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SELMA — Following the inaugural NoJo Family Day last year, a second edition of the event is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Farm, 215 Batten Road.

Just like last year, the event is designed for all those who live in the North Johnston High School feeder area, including students and their families, as well as those who have ties within the area.

Schools within the North Johnston feeder system include, in addition to the high school, North Johnston Middle and Micro, Pine Level and Glendale-Kenly elementary schools.

Principals in the group include Micro Elementary Principal T.J. Parrish, Pine Level Elementary Principal Allen Sasser, Glendale-Kenly Elementary Principal Cole Yarborough, North Johnston Middle Principal Kenneth Sumler and Ben Williams of North Johnston High.

The schools serve the towns of Kenly, Micro and Pine Level and the unincorporated Glendale community.

“Last year, NoJo Family Day went great and was well-attended,” said Williams. “As a result, we will be adding a few things this year including outside vendors.”

Williams said prospective vendors can contact any of the six principals in the group to make arrangements.

Admission is free, and the only costs associated with the family day are optional food purchases.

NoJo Family Day has been promoted through a flier and poster that’s been circulated in the area and sent home with students.

No keynote speaker is planned for NoJo Family Day, although events included will again be choral performances by the elementary and middle schools, inflatables, a petting zoo, face-painting and other entertainment and demonstrations.

“We are super excited for our second annual NoJo Family Day,” said Parrish, the Micro Elementary principal. “This is a day that our extended community is able to come together for a day of fellowship and fun.”