Month: June 2017

Residents urged not to trespass along Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway

The Town of Wake Forest has received several reports of trespassing along the Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway.

The greenway remains closed as the Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway Project continues.

No trespassing signage is posted prominently throughout the work zone. Officials are once again strongly urging area residents to obey the posted signage and avoid these areas.

Anyone observing trespassers or witnessing other suspicious activity is urged to contact the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150. Violators will be prosecuted.

The Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Project is a 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative. The Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway consists of 2.4 miles of greenway trail and 1.25 miles of sidewalk and multi-use path in the vicinity of Heritage Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

As part of the Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Project, a 10-ft.-wide, paved trail is being constructed from the existing southern end of the Smith Creek Greenway at the Smith Creek Soccer Center, south along Smith Creek to the intersection with Sanford Creek. There, the greenway will follow Sanford Creek along the Heritage High School property and end at the existing western edge of the Sanford Creek Greenway in the Heritage South neighborhood.

The Town received a $3.4 million grant from federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) to support this project.

For more information about the Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Project, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/smith-sanford-creek-greenway-project.aspx or contact Assistant to the Town Manager Candace Davis at 919-435-9513 or cdavis@wakeforestnc.gov.

Residents urged not to trepass along Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway

The Town of Wake Forest has received several reports of trespassing along the Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway.

The greenway remains closed as the Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway Project continues.

No trespassing signage is posted prominently throughout the work zone. Officials are once again strongly urging area residents to obey the posted signage and avoid these areas.

Anyone observing trespassers or witnessing other suspicious activity is urged to contact the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150. Violators will be prosecuted.

The Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Project is a 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative. The Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway consists of 2.4 miles of greenway trail and 1.25 miles of sidewalk and multi-use path in the vicinity of Heritage Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

As part of the Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Project, a 10-ft.-wide, paved trail is being constructed from the existing southern end of the Smith Creek Greenway at the Smith Creek Soccer Center, south along Smith Creek to the intersection with Sanford Creek. There, the greenway will follow Sanford Creek along the Heritage High School property and end at the existing western edge of the Sanford Creek Greenway in the Heritage South neighborhood.

The Town received a $3.4 million grant from federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) to support this project.

For more information about the Smith & Sanford Creek Greenway Project, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/smith-sanford-creek-greenway-project.aspx or contact Assistant to the Town Manager Candace Davis at 919-435-9513 or cdavis@wakeforestnc.gov.

Friday Night on White Continues with Big Love July 14

Friday Night on White, downtown Wake Forest’s popular outdoor music series, continues with Big Love on Friday, July 14.

Presented by White Street Brewing Co., Friday Night on White takes place along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest from 6-9 p.m. on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants during every Friday Night on White. A variety of food and dessert trucks will also be on site in the parking lot of Fidelity Bank, 231 S. White St., and along Owen Avenue. Food and dessert trucks scheduled to participate on July 14 include Big Al’s BBQ,Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels,Cousins Maine Lobster, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteak, Kona Ice,Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Not Just Icing, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Spanglish,VFW Chuckwagon, and Virgil’s Jamaica.

Event organizers urge anyone planning to attend Friday Night on White to know the following:

  • No outside alcohol or coolers are permitted during Friday Night on White, but beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase within the festival area.

  • All attendees wishing to purchase beer and wine will be required to present age identification and wear the provided identifying bracelet.

  • During Friday Night on White, White Street Brewing Co. is the sole approved outdoor vendor for beer and wine. All beer and wine consumed outdoors within the festival area must be dispensed by White Street Brewing Co. in the approved container which bears the event logo.

  • Beer and wine tokens will be available for purchase at three points of sale tents, which will be situated at each end of South White Street and near the intersection ofOwen Avenue/Brooks Street.

  • Beer and wine tokens may also be purchasedanytime during normal business hours inside White Street Brewing Co.

  • Beer serving stations are located at each end of Owen Avenue, adjacent to B&W Hardware and at the Brooks Street intersection; at the intersection of Jones Avenue and South White Street; and inside White Street Brewing Co.

  • Wine serving stations are provided at the wine tent located at the intersection of South White Street and Owen Avenue (adjacent to Fidelity Bank) and inside White Street Brewing Co.

  • Designated drivers will be eligible toreceive two complimentary soft drinks or waters during each Friday Night on White concert. To be eligible, you must be at least 21-years-old with a valid driver’s license. Visit any of the three information tents for details.

  • The last call for outside beer and wine is 8:50 p.m.

  • Festivities end along South White Street at 9:30 p.m.

  • Anyone sharing their pictures on social media is encouragedto use #FNOW and #FridayNightonWhite.

Free parking is available during each Friday Night on White along several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest and at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. However, some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Concert-goers are urged to read all signage in the parking lot to determine what type of lot they are using.

Friday Night on White commemorative T-shirts are on sale for $10 each. The T-shirts are available in dark gray and green in a variety of styles and sizes and can be purchased at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., with cash, check or credit card. T-shirts will also be available for purchase with cash or checkat the Information Tent during each Friday Night on White concert – while supplies last.

Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of roles during Friday Night on White. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old and will receive a commemorative event T-shirt. Civic groups and community organizations are especially encouraged to participate. For more information or to sign up, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/friday-night-on-white.aspx.

Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to Friday Night on White in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and utilizing the app’s “Friday Night on White” function. Designed to offer smart phone users instant access to important details about this year’s outdoor music series, the function includes the complete 2017 concert schedule, the lineup of participating food and dessert trucks, parking information, weather updates and more.

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the town’s free app by searchingfor “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, orin Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided atwww.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.

Friday Night on White is scheduled to take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, a decision on whether to proceed will be made no later than 4 p.m. Updated concert information will be posted on the Town’s Facebook page and available by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town’s app will receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes.

The following sponsors have generously contributed to Friday Night on White: White Street Brewing Co., iHeart Media, Gladwell Orthodontics, McPherson Family Eye Care, Mitchell Heating & Cooling, Capital Powersports, Sam’s Club, Wells Family Dentistry, Nu Image Surgical & Dental Implant Center, The Wake Forest Weekly, The Rolesville Buzz, The News & Observer, Back Alley Coffee Roasters, Pro Audio & Light, Coastal Credit Union, Dirty Dogs Spa, Wake Forest Acoustical Corporation, B&W Hardware, Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital, Pure Line Plumbing, Sole Dimensions, Break Through Physical Therapy, Lowes Foods, Stanley Martin Homes, Birkner Insurance, Chick-fil-A of Wake Forest, Circa Magazine, 27587 Magazine, Fidelity Bank, Carillon Assisted Living of Wake Forest, Candlewood Suites, Rainbow Child Care Center, Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, Heritage Med Spa and Ads ‘n Art.

Future bands scheduled to perform during Friday Night on White include Love Tribe on Aug. 11 and Crush on Sept. 8.

Following the Sept. 8 Friday Night on White, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will host the first-ever “FNOW After Party” from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event will feature the band that kicked off the 2016 and 2017 Friday Night on White concert series, “The Magic Pipers.” Tickets for the FNOW After Party are on sale for $5 each (plus tax) at www.wakeforestnc.gov/fnow-after-party.aspx. A limited number of tickets are available, so the event is expected to sell out in advance. If it does not, then tickets will be available at the door.

For complete information about Friday Night on White, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Friday Night on White.”

Reception to open Wake Forest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit & Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit set for July 29

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission (PAC) will host a special reception to formally open its Wake Forest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit on Saturday, July 29. The event will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts Annex, 407 S. Brooks St. Light refreshments will be provided.

The reception will have an informal, open house-style format, so area residents are invited to drop in anytime between 2-4 p.m. PAC members and several of the featured artists will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the selected works of art.

Free, illustrated maps highlighting the locations of the works on view for each exhibit will be available during the reception. Area residents who are unable to attend the reception but wish to take the self-guided tour may also pick up a brochure at the Renaissance Centre and Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Wake Forest Guild Artists and artists residing in Wake Forest were invited to submit one piece of original art to the “Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Contest.” An Artist Selection Committee comprised of arts professionals and representatives of the Town of Wake Forest, the PAC and Wake Forest Downtown, along with professional artists who do not reside within Wake Forest selected the following four works:

  • Three is Company, by Linda Burrell

  • Creation, by Beth Massey

  • Neuse River Crossings, by Anne Howard

  • Rainforest, by Gayle Blackerby

To view the works of art in the Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/spotlight-on-wake-forest-artists.aspx.

Each of the four selected art works will be scanned into an electronic image and reproduced in brick vinyl. The vinyl will then be applied to the facade of select buildings in downtown Wake Forest. A plaque with information about the artist will be located near the art panel.

Each of the four artists will receive a $100 stipend and their artwork will remain on display for one year.

The Wake Forest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature six three-dimensional sculptural works of art by a variety of artists in publicly-accessible outdoor spaces throughout Wake Forest, including the Wake Forest Town Hall campus, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Miller Park, Holding Park, and the Depot Parking Lot.

Experienced artists and artist teams across North Carolina and beyond were invited to apply. An Artist Selection Committee comprised of arts professionals and representatives of the Town of Wake Forest, the PAC and Wake Forest Downtown selected the following six works for the show (the display location for each sculpture is shown in parenthesis):

  • Oak Leaf Horizon, by Jim Gallucci (Town Hall campus, 301 S. Brooks St.)

  • Popsicle, by CR Gray (Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.)

  • Mountain Landscape, by Hanna Jubran (Town Hall campus, east side of Taylor Street and Elm Avenue)

  • Transformation 2, by Ray Katz (Town Hall campus, vicinity of Owen Avenue and Taylor Street)

  • Turning Point, by Wayne Vaughn (Miller Park, 401 Elm Ave.)

  • Bench V, by Matthias Neumann (Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave.)

To view the sculptures in the outdoor sculpture exhibition, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/sculpture-wake-forest.aspx.

Selections were based on artistic excellence and the goal of exhibiting a variety of styles and media in appropriate sites.

Each of the seven artists will receive a $1,500 stipend.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.

DMV Mobile Driver’s License Unit returns to Renaissance Centre July 3

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ Mobile Driver’s License Unit returns to the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Arts Annex, 405 S. Brooks St., on Monday, July 3. The mobile unit will be on site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The compact mobile office is part of a statewide initiative to improve customer service and reduce wait times at the DMV.

Featuring two driver license examiner stations,the new mobile office offers all the driver license services provided in brick-and-mortar offices, including driving tests.

The Renaissance Centre Arts Annex typically hosts the Mobile Driver’s License Unit on the first and third Monday of each month. The mobile office will return to Wake Forest on Monday, July 17, at 9 a.m.

Dementia Awareness Education Series Begins July 20

The 2017 Wake Forest Dementia Awareness Education Series gets underway Thursday, July 20, with “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.” The series continues Thursday, Aug. 17, with “Effective Communications Strategies” and concludes Thursday, Sept. 21, with “Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.” Each session will take place inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Presented by the Renaissance Centre and the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina, these workshops will address a variety of dementia-related topics while also offering local families the opportunity to learn about dozens of related programs, services, products, and resources – all in one location.

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” on July 20 is intended for anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

“Effective Communications Strategies” on Aug. 17 will provide tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial decisions.

“Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors” on Sept. 21 will focus on behavior as one of the primary ways people with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Area residents are invited to attend this session and learn how to decode behaviors, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Each seminar will feature a different speaker and includeprofessional vendors that specialize in providing assistance to family members of people with dementia.

Registration and vendor exhibits for each session are scheduled from 9-9:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9:30-11 a.m.

The sessions are free, but online pre-registration is required at www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx. A limited number of seats are available for each seminar, so early pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.

Limited number of tickets still available for “The Write Way to Commit Murder”

Tickets are still available for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “The Write Way to Commit Murder” on Saturday, July 22, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St.

Ifyou enjoy the theater intertwined with a good murder mystery, then you’ll love “The Write Way to Commit Murder” performed by the Triangle-based theater troupe “It’s A Mystery.”

It’s A Mystery’s interactive comedy mysteries offer fresh, creative and fun entertainment. The group’s original scripts, played out bytalented actors, will challenge your brain and tickle your funny bone!

“The Write Way to Commit Murder” will be performed by It’s A Mystery’s professional troupe of seven accomplished actors who will bring to life exciting characters with colorful backgrounds and questionable motives. The sophisticated plot that ensues will provide the audience with clues to help you pin down the perpetrator or perpetrators of a dastardly deed.

“The Write Way to Commit Murder” welcomes you to an evening of delicious food, fine wine and a stimulating discussion of the written word. The evening’s host, “Barnaby Beanblossom,” has gathered several of the leading authors from various genres to participate in a literary feast.

Writers are known to take a tiny spark and fan it into an inferno that engulfs the reader in the worlds they create. The imaginative energy surging through this group of wordsmiths is likely to ignite passions and inflame past grudges that could result in an unhappy ending for someone.

This popular form of interactive theater gives attendees the chance to be a part of the show by mingling with the characters during the reception, questioning the “suspects” after the crime has been perpetrated, and formulating their own notion of “whodunit” and why. So be sure to wear your southern curls and pearls and, oh yes – stylish hats!

Designed for patrons ages 18 and older, this crime-solving theatrical production will include a “Killer Buffet Dinner” provided by Papa Jack’s Catering. The buffet will feature Caesar salad, lemon pepper chicken, oven roasted rosemary potatoes, grilled roasted fresh vegetables with basil, macaroni and cheese, chocolate cake or peach cobbler, yeast rolls with butter, and sweet tea or fruit-flavored water.

A variety of beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 (plus tax) in advance and include dinner. This performance is expected to sell out, so anyone interested in attending is encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card. Tickets may also be purchased at the Renaissance Centre Box Office with cash, check or credit card. A processing fee will be added to the cost of any ticket purchased with a credit card. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx or call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458.

Fireworks Spectacular to kick-off two-day Fourth of July celebration

Fireworks, games, live entertainment and much more await you at the 2017 Wake Forest Fourth of July Celebration. Now in its 44th year, this community extravaganza is Wake Forest’s most eagerly-anticipated summer-time event serving up two days’ worth of fun and excitement for the entire family.

The festivities get underway with the Fireworks Spectacular on Monday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School’s Trentini Stadium, 420 W. Stadium Dr. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Children age six and under are admitted free.

Advance tickets to the Fireworks Spectacular are available for purchase at several area locations and online at WFJuly4th.com. Anyone who purchases a ticket online will receive a print at home ticket, which must be redeemed on the day of the event for a wristbandat the red tent, located at the main gate.

Advance tickets may also be purchased at the following area locations:

  • Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 305 S. White St.

  • The Wake Forest Weekly, 229 E. Owen Ave.

  • Aloha Tan, 12223 Hampton Way Dr.

  • All About Hair & Nails, 12223 Hampton Way Dr.

  • Town & Country Hardware at Gateway Commons, 910 Gateway Commons Circle

  • NC General Stores, 150 S. White St.

  • For Old Times Sake Antiques, 223 S. White St.

  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

As a special offer, buy four tickets in advance either online or at any of these area locations and get your fifth ticket free.

The Band of Oz, one of the southeast’s most popular beach music bands and a 1997 Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee, will again headline this year’s celebration. Other highlights will include Don Carrington’s Parachute Team and an unforgettable 20-minute fireworks display.

Please note: The fireworks show typically begins at dusk, but there is no official start time.

Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs,popcorn, and snow cones will be available for purchase, and a variety of food trucks will also be on site.

Picnic baskets and/or coolers are allowed but will be inspected before being permitted insidethe stadium. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited onthe Wake Forest High School campus.

Handicap parking (by identification only) and regular parking are available on the school campus. Families may tailgate in the parking lot, but everyone that enters the school campus must be a paying spectator.

The revelry continues on Tuesday, July 4, with the Children’s Parade along North Main Street. Area youngsters are invited to hop on their bicycles and be a part of their very own “walking parade.” The lineup begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest College Birthplace. The procession will get underway at 10:30 a.m. Participation in the Children’s Parade is free, but bicyclists are encouraged to wear their helmets.

The Independence Day festivities conclude at 11 a.m. with Arts & Games in the Park. Children of all ages are invited to create a variety of colorful arts and crafts projects inside the Wake Forest Community House, join in a slew of games and activities at Holding Park, and enjoy several giant inflatables at R.H. Forrest Field. The Wake Forest Community House and Holding Park are located at 133 W. Owen Ave., while Forrest Field is located at 123 W. Owen Ave.

The Children’s Parade and Art & Games in the Park are free and open to the public.

Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to this year’s Fourth of July Celebration in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s “July 4” function. Designed to provide smart phone users with useful information about all of this year’s Fourth of July festivities, the function offers instant access to the Fireworks Spectacular, the Children’s Parade, Art & Games in the Park and more.

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the town’s free app by searchingfor “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, orin Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided atwww.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.

In case of inclement weather, updated event information will be posted on the Town of Wake Forest websiteand the Town’s Facebook page. In addition, smartphone users who have downloaded theTown of Wake Forest appwill receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.

Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of roles during the Fireworks Spectacular and Art & Games in the Park. For more information, visit WFJuly4th.com or email WFJuly4th@gmail.com.

Stolen vehicle leads to multi-jurisdictional chase

The attempted traffic stop of a Raleigh couple in a stolen vehicle led to a multi-jurisdictional vehicle pursuit Thursday evening that began in Wake Forest and ended in Vance County.

At approximately 7:40 p.m., a Wake Forest Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle along the 13900 block of Capital Boulevard/US 1 that had been reported stolen in Winston-Salem. After the driver failed to stop, police initiated a pursuit that extended beyond Wake Forest into Franklin and Vance Counties.

After unsuccessful attempts by the NC State Highway Patrol and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to deploy tire deflation devices, the pursuit ended when the State Highway Patrol executed a PIT maneuver on US 1 at NC 39 Highway.

Reginald Bruce Ellis, Jr., 2701 Calliope Way, Apt. 26, Raleigh, and Sarah Evelyn Keyonni Imon Brown, 1251 University Court, Apt. 301, Raleigh, were taken into custody without further incident.

Ellis, 37, has been charged with felonious flee to elude with a motor vehicle, felonious possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felonious convicted felon in possession of firearm, misdemeanor speeding 100 mph in a 55 mph zone, misdemeanor careless and reckless driving, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and failure to stop at steady red light. He is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center.

Brown, 19, was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia and released.

Additional charges will likely be filed pending further investigation, including charges from the Winston-Salem Police Department related to the vehicle theft.

In addition to the Wake Forest Police Department, units from the Youngsville Police Department, Franklinton Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Henderson Police Department were involved in the pursuit.

The Wake Forest Police Department wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to the state and local law enforcement agencies that assisted in bringing Thursday evening’s pursuit to a safe and successful end.

20th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony to honor John Wayne Godfrey

Area residents are invited to the 20th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Monday, July 3, at 11 a.m. The program will take place in Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

The July 3 service will honor John Wayne Godfrey, who served his nation in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Members of Godfrey’s family will participate in the ceremony, which will include patriotic songs, special remarks, a memorial wreath laying and the ceremonial flag-raising. Following the raising of the American flag, the U.S. Army service flag will be raised in recognition of the military branch in which Godfrey served. Both flags will fly in Centennial Plaza throughout July.

Photographs and other remembrances of Godfrey will also be displayed in Centennial Plaza during the ceremony, then in the Town Hall lobby through the end of July.

Presented by several local veterans’ organizations to honor the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families, memorial flag-raising ceremonies are scheduled in Centennial Plaza at 11 a.m. – typically on the first Monday of each month from April through October.

The services are provided at no cost and intended solely to honor departed veterans and their families.

The Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Committee continually solicits the names of deceased Wake Forest veterans who may be honored during future flag-raising ceremonies. To be eligible for consideration, the deceased veteran must meet one of the following criteria: 1) joined active duty in Wake Forest; 2) died in Wake Forest; or 3) was a member of a Wake Forest veterans’ organization.

For more information, including the complete 2017 Memorial Flag-Raising schedule, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Memorial Flag Raising” or contact Pete Lambert at 919-529-3018 or bflambert@mindspring.com.