PEMBROKE — The town of Pembroke and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will come together on Wednesday to celebrate Pembroke Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the university’s quad between Old Main, Livermore Library and the Lowry Bell Tower.
The date was originally set for Sept. 19, but was rescheduled for this week when thunderstorms made set-up for the event impossible for the university’s staff. Organizers expect a record number of student groups, vendors and health care providers at the event, according to Scott Bigelow, university spokesman.
“The health fair is a huge part of the event,” Bigelow said. “They have 40 to 50 tables and do a lot of screenings.”
Bigelow said a group from UNCP’s School of Nursing would conduct a “brown bag med check,” during which people are encouraged to bring medication in to have it checked for compatibility. Flu shots will be offered by Southeastern Regional Medical Center and Kerr Drug for a charge; free blood-sugar testing, blood pressure checks and diabetes screenings will also be available.
The event will feature food from local restaurants and performances by UNCP’s marching band, chorale and jazz combo; Southern Sun drum circle; Fireset, a Christian indie band from Pembroke; Victoria Huggins; Miss UNCP Jocelyn Hunt; and Miss Indian North Carolina Layla Locklear. Other local beauty pageant winners will also be in attendance.