New Playground Dedicated at Wahl-Coates

After several years of grant writing and fund raising, the new playground equipment has finally been installed over at Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts! The much needed equipment includes an all-inclusive playground space, complete with ramp access and a wheel chair accessible swing. The playgrounds were officially dedicated on May 14, 2019 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Students, teachers, school board members, members from St. James and C4C, along with members from the community and Cypress Glen were among those who were invited to participate in the special ribbon cutting ceremony. Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts was a 2018 Spring Fling recipient which helped fund the much needed playgounds. The students are already putting them to good use, and we are excited that they will have a fun and safe place to play for many years to come!

Spring Fling – Art Sale

Spring Fling Highlight – ART Sale!

Find your artwork treasures in the Fellowship Hall at this year’s Spring Fling on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Choose from prints, pottery, and other art items.  Even if you do not like any of the prints, buy one for the frame.  They offer value that you cannot find anywhere else! 
They are more than worth the purchase price.   All of the artwork will be reasonably priced.  We hope you will stop by and enjoy our gallery.  We look forward to helping you make a selection that will brighten your home.
Do you want to be part of this year’s Spring Fling?
click on the button below to volunteer.

Spring Fling – Book Sale

Spring Fling Highlight – Book Sale

More than 5,000 books and media will be up for grabs at the Spring Fling Book Sale on April 27 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 
This popular book sale gives visitors the opportunity to pick up some favorite books—and discover new reads—at great prices.
Individual hardbound books are only $1.00.  Paperbacks cost only 25¢.  Children’s books are also priced at just $1.00.  Individual CDs/DVDs are $2.00 each.  You want old school?  Cassette tapes  are only 25¢.  Cash and checks are accepted for payment.
Oversize books/book sets/CD and DVD sets are priced as marked.
Get ready for your summer reading at the Spring Fling Book Sale.  Find your book for the beach or the plane.  Novels, North Carolina fiction, travel, history, biography, health, and religion—all categories will be abundantly represented. 
Don’t miss out on finding that book you need. 
Do you want to be part of this year’s Spring Fling?
click on the button below to volunteer.

Spring Fling – Bake Sale

Spring Fling Highlight – Bake Sale!

Do you enjoy a tasty treat while you’re shopping?  Are you looking for a yummy pie?  a delicious cake?  a sweet cookie?  a chocolaty brownie?  a fresh loaf of home-made bread?  a pretty little cupcake?
You will find all that and more at Spring Fling.

Spring Fling Barbecue Chicken

Spring Fling Highlight –

Barbecue Chicken Lunch!


1,900.  27.  5 a.m.  11 a.m.  $8.00.  ½.  1 p.m.  20.  4/27/19.

Those are critical numbers to keep in mind for the Spring Fling Barbecue Chicken Lunch on April 27.

For the 27th year, the United Methodist Men will be cooking and serving a barbecue chicken lunch as a part of the St. James United Methodist Church Spring Fling.   We plan to have about 20 cookers in place to cook 1,900 chicken halves.   For only $8.00 per plate, customers will receive a half-chicken smothered in Tom Barrington’s vintage barbecue sauce, sides of seasoned cooked red potatoes, seasoned green beans, and a dinner roll.  Plates will be available for pick up beginning at 11:00 a.m., and will continue until 1:00 p.m. on Spring Fling, April 27.  Read more…

Spring Fling Auction

Spring Fling Highlight – Auction!

Spring Fling Auction, Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the CLMC
Here’s the next item up for bids.
Can I get a $25 bid?
Now who will bid $30? Now $40? Now $50?
SOLD! For $50.
Isn’t it exciting—it’s Spring Fling Auction time again! And everybody wins at the Spring Fling Auction. The buyer goes home with a treasure and the community non-profits are able to receive their requested grants for their projects.

Plant Sale at Spring Fling


Spring Fling Highlight – Garden Shop!

Garden Shop at Spring Fling
(to the tune of “Down on the Corner” and with apologies to Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Early on Spring Fling, just about breakfast time
Over by Wahl-Coates, the plants are doing fine.
Flower pots and planters, flags, and garden tools
Just about all you want – to make your yard look cool.

Down near the corner, close to the street
The Spring Fling Garden Shop will be the place to meet. Read more…

Unique Boutique

Spring Fling Highlight –

Unique Boutique and Nana’s Nook

The Youth Room was transformed into the Unique Boutique for Spring Fling 2018. Come see what 2019 has in store.

Unique Boutique, located in the Youth Room of the CLMC, features treasures pulled from the goods donated to the yard sale and auction. Available objects are a step above the yard sale items and include the following:
  • antiques
  • nautical-themed goods
  • jewelry
  • seasonal and holiday pieces
  • toys
  • clothing
  • glassware
  • vases
  • pottery
  • home décor
  • a variety of accessories

Read more…

Yard Sale

Spring Fling Highlight – Yard Sale!

Lisa Spruill and Lizabeth Collins at the Yard Sale tent last year, organizing your donations for sale.

This is one of the hallmark events of Spring Fling. People line up on 6th Street after midnight to be ready when the Yard Sale opens at 6:30 a.m. under the giant tent in the field next to the CLMC parking lot.

Members of the Seekers Sunday School Class sell breakfast foods beginning at 5:00 a.m. for eager buyers.  Munch on a cheese or ham biscuit or sausage patty while sipping coffee, juice or Pepsi products as you wait for the opening prayer and the announcement: “Spring Fling is open!” The success of the Yard Sale is due to your donations. Here are very important reminders to keep in mind as you prepare your items for donation and take them to the trailers on the east side of the CLMC parking lot: Read more…

Spring Fling 2019

SPRING FLING 2019—Large Item Donation and Storage
It is not too early to get ready for SPRING FLING 2019! The upcoming event will be April 27, 2019. That seems like a long-time away, but you can begin donating your large furniture and appliances (potential tax credit for 2018) NOW! Read more…