Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. will host a special Art After Hours in downtown Wake Forest on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5-9 p.m. Entitled “A Night to Remember, A Chance to Serve,” the occasion will commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It will also provide local organizations the opportunity to discuss their mission and the volunteer opportunities they offer.
“A Night to Remember, A Chance to Serve” will include a brief program at 6 p.m. in Jones Plaza featuring remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and performances by local choirs. Jones Plaza is located at the corner of South White Street and East Jones Avenue. The evening will also feature a supply drive to benefit the Department of Veterans Medical Center in Durham, a canned food drive for Tri-Area Ministry, live music and an interactive children’s activity. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet several local World War II heroes and sign an oversized greeting card that will be delivered to the veteran’s hospital.
A complete list of items needed for the supply drive and canned food drive will be posted in the coming days on the town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/a-night-to-remember-a-chance-to-serve.aspx. Area civic group and community organizations are invited to participate.
To register, contact Downtown Development Director Lisa Hayes at 919-435-9415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.