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State of the Town Address and Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

The Town of Wake Forest will present the 2nd Annual State of the Town Address & Dinner on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. The event gets under way at 6 p.m. and will be held at Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St.

Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver the State of the Town Address, providing Wake Forest citizens an opportunity to reflect on an impressive list of accomplishments in 2009 that includes the attainment of a triple A bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, the opening of E. Carroll Joyner Park, and the completion of phase I of the White Street Plan.

The occasion will also give residents a chance to learn about the goals Wake Forest will strive towards in 2010.

Looking For A Chance to Serve Your Community This Year? Why Not Apply to Become A Member of A Volunteer Board?

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Looking For A Chance to Serve Your Community This Year? Why Not Apply to Become A Member of A Volunteer Board?

Single seats remain vacant on four of the Town of Wake Forest’s 10 advisory boards. Applications are being accepted for appointments to:

Board of Adjustment: Term expires Dec. 31, 2011, for one out-of-town seat within the town’s extra-territorial jurisdiction.

Cemetery Advisory Board: Term expires Dec. 31, 2012, for one in-town seat. Only
applicants who live within the town’s corporate limits will be considered.
Historic Preservation Commission: Term expires Dec. 31, 2013, for one in-town seat.Only applicants who reside inside the local historic district will be considered.

Urban Forestry Advisory Board: Term expires Dec. 31, 2012, for one in-town seat. Only applicants who live within the town’s corporate limits will be considered.

You can make a difference in our community by applying for one of these vacancies. The boards were established to give citizens input into what happens in the community and to advise the Board of Commissioners on matters that affect citizens and their Town Applications will be accepted until each vacancy is filled.

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Own A Piece of Town History and Make A Donation to a Good Cause All in One Purchase

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Own A Piece of Town History and Make A Donation to a Good Cause All in One Purchase

Do you have a blank space on one of your walls just screaming out for a green vertical banner? Are you one of those obsessive flag people who hangs a new flag for every holiday or season?

If so, the town has a deal for you.

For just $20, area residents can buy one of the green banners that adorned the light poles around the downtown area for the past year in honor of the town’s centennial celebration. The banners read: “Wake Forest Centennial 1909-2009”.

In turn, the town will donate the entire proceeds to Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others by Providing Electricity), which is a town-created fund to help residents pay their utility bill.

The banners can be purchased at Town Hall, 401 E. Elm Street. Cash, check, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Call town information officer Bill Crabtree at 554-6196 for more information.

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Applebee’s Beach Blast Celebration

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Applebee’s Beach Blast Celebration

Date: Thursday, Jan. 21
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Location: Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 11805 Retail Dr., Wake Forest

Come in and take a break from the cold! Join us at Applebee’s at 11805 Retail Drive on January 21st from 9pm – 2am!! There will be a costume contest at midnight – wear your tackiest beach gear and enter for a chance to win!! Enjoy a variety of Late Nite Specials at our First Annual Beach Blast Celebration!! For more information, call (919) 256-4301.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

On Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6 pm, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Friendship Chapel Road, Wake Forest will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by honoring first-year Coach Reggie Lucas, who led the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School football team to a winning season that ended when the Cougars lost to Jack Britt in the regional final. Guest speaker, Dr. Tom Jackson, pastor emeritus at Wake Forest Baptist, will honor the coach and team on January 21 with a dinner and program. The program will also recognize the students from local schools who won the contest for art, writing, and creative performance. Now in its 16th year, the event is free and open to the public.

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Gadberry Group Lists Wake Forest In Top 9!

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Gadberry Group Lists Wake Forest In Top 9!

 

Posted to the Fans of Historic Wake Forest Meetup Group – Thanks Bob!

Wake Forest, NC – On January 5, 2010, Gadberry Group announced its list of last year’s nine most notable high-growth areas in the US – Gadberry Group’s “9 from 2009.” Wake Forest, NC earned the number 6 spot on that list.

“As a Wake Forest native, I’ve recognized the explosive growth that our community has experienced. The Gadberry data will give us the quantitative tools we need to continue to draw new development to Wake Forest,” said Don Stroud, Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce Board Co-Chair.

Headquartered in Little Rock, AR, Gadberry Group provides location intelligence services and data for the world’s top retail brands.

Wake Forest is located northeast of Raleigh and was recognized by Forbes magazine in 2007 as the 20th fastest growing suburb in the US. According to Gadberry data, the Wake Forest area grew from 8,150 households in 2000 to 17,803 in 2009, or 118%. Wake Forest had 13 Emerging Blocks, the second highest in the group.

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SPCA Orientation and Training (Franklin County)

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Become an official volunteer with the SPCA of Franklin County by attending an Orientation and Training. You will learn the basics of their programs and our upcoming fundraisers. You will receive a Volunteer Manual.

“Eat Free for a Week” raffle tickets will also be on sale at this event.

Please RSVP as seating is limited.

When: January 22, 2010
Time: 7pm
Where: Youngsville Library
Contact: 919-556-0954 or
spcafc@gmail.com
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Free Weatherization Assistance Program for Seniors

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Free Weatherization Assistance Program for Seniors

From the Town of Wake Forest Newsletter:

The Town of Wake Forest is partnering with Resources for Seniors to raise awareness of the Wake County Weatherization Assistance Program. The initiative provides free home energy audits, adjustments, and repairs for those who qualify. Administered by Resources for Seniors, the program targets families with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level guidelines, households receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Services are provided free of charge to eligible households. People of any age may apply, but elderly or disabled people, and families with children receive priority. Individuals who rent their homes are also eligible as long as their landlord is willing to participate. The average homeowner receives up to $4,000 worth of work as a result of the audit and realizes an annual energy savings of about $400. For more information, call (919) 554-6107.

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Town’s Holiday Schedule Available Online

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From the Town of Wake Forest Newsletter:

The Town of Wake Forest is making it easier than ever for you to keep track of Town-recognized holidays. We understand it’s important for our residents to know about any changes to the Town’s operating schedule. That’s why we’ve created a page on our website that provides a complete list of the dates in 2010 when Town Hall will be closed and Town services affected. Simply visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/holidayschedule.aspx to see a complete list of the 2010 Town-recognized holidays. A week or so prior to each one, we’ll post a link to a press release that provides detailed information explaining how Town operations, including bus and sanitation service, are impacted. It’s just another way we’re making information that’s useful available to you!

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Wake Forest Residents Invited To Participate In Focus Groups

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Wake Forest Residents Invited To Participate In Focus Groups

Wake Forest is often recognized as a community possessing “small town charm” and “small town character.” Distinguishing exactly what those terms mean, however, can be difficult. In an effort to learn how our residents define small town charm and character and what can be done to preserve the qualities that make Wake Forest such a special place, we’re conducting a series of focus groups on Wednesday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 14. The sessions will be held each day at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. All area residents are invited to take part in one of these sessions which will be limited to no more than 20 participants.

Those interested in participating and sharing information and opinions should register now by calling (919) 554-6100. The focus groups will last approximately one hour and refreshments will be served. Each meeting will also include a drawing for a free gift card.

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