The Neuse River Bridge Run serves the community by promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and through its financial support to the seven community non-profit organizations. One of these organizations that will receive their support this year is the Kiwanis Club of Craven County.

Celebrating 15 years, the race this year will be held Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, 2020 in New Bern, NC. To sign up to run or to become a sponsor, visit their website at

Interested in learning more about the Kiwanis Club of Craven County? Give them a call at 910-545-3903.

50th Annual Chicken Fry

This year is our 50th Annual Chicken Fry was held on October 4th. Lunch included a half a chicken, green beans, potatoes, and a roll for $10 a plate. You must present a ticket to redeem your plate. Tickets are available to purchase at the event until food runs out.

There will be two pick-up locations: JOEMC, 259 Western Blvd and Onslow Shrine Club, 6 East Thompson Street.

Tickets are available through a member or online. Online tickets can only be redeemed at the Onslow Shrine Club.

21st Annual Karaoke-Raffle Event

Our annual Karaoke-Raffle Event was held June 21, 2019, at the Hideaway Lounge. Our Club sold raffle tickets for a chance to win the grand prize of $1000, second prize of $500, third prize of $250 and fourth prize of $100. There were 13 contestants who participated in the Karaoke contest. Each of them sang two songs and gave great performances who were judged by Freeway the Band, out of Jacksonville NC. The top winner received a cash prize of $250 and the people's choice winner received a dinner, massage and limo ride. All proceeds benefit the children in Onslow County. Thank you to everyone who supported our event!

Little Free Libraries

As one of our signature projects, we are constructing Little Free Libraries to be given to the Onslow Partnership for Children to be given to local schools and daycares in our community. This initiative provides books for all our citizens-birth through adult. Readers are encouraged to “Take a Book, Return a Book.” Whether you are a book recipient or a book donor, Little Free Libraries give us all a way to make literacy a focus of Onslow County.

Thanksgiving Meals

Our Club works in conjunction with our schools to identify families that need meals for Thanksgiving. We strive to donate 100 meals to children during Thanksgiving to include a turkey and all the sides. We are able to do this through a partnership with the Piggly Wiggly and through our fundraisers that we undertake each year.

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer began in the early 70's with the mission of helping families in need during the Christmas season. This is a great example of our community coming together to help one another. Christmas Cheer begins in October and runs through the last week of December. Gifts are offered for children up to the age of 12 and if resources are available to teenagers up to age 17.  Also, boxes of food are provided to the entire household. Our Club sponsors a family each year as well as provides a number of volunteer hours to this worthwhile cause.