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Downtown holiday events

Christmas Around Downtown Kernersville, sponsored by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Ceremony
Following Christmas Around Downtown Kernersville, head over to Harmon Park where hundreds of people will gather for Kernersville’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department.
The new 20-foot-tall Frazier fir will be lit at 7 p.m.
For more, see the December 3, 2019 edition.

Chairman’s Award

During the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet held earlier this month, Chamber Board member Jack Cashion was presented with the 2019 Chairman’s Award for his support of Chamber Board Chair Deb Fletcher throughout the year.
For more, see the November 30 & December 1, 2019 edition.

Hepatitis A outbreak

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has issued a warning about an outbreak of hepatitis A in the county that mirrors a larger occurrence across not only the state, but the nation over the last several years.
For more, see the November 30 & December 1, 2019 edition.

‘Send Me an Angel’

Clay Howard, the Jubilee music director at Main Street United Methodist Church and a local singer/songwriter, recently released a new YouTube video featuring his song, “Send Me an Angel,” which was filmed in downtown Kernersville.
For more, see the November 30 & December 1, 2019 edition.

Secretary of State

Businessman E.C. Sykes, who hails from the Raleigh/Durham area, was in Kernersville last month to talk about his campaign for North Carolina Secretary of State.
For more, see the November 30 & December 1, 2019 edition.

Kiwanian of the Year

During a recent Kernersville Kiwanis Club meeting, Mark Powell was named as the club’s Kiwanian of the Year.
For more, see the Thursday, November 28, 2019 edition.

Forsyth Humane Society

Forsyth County continues to see an increase in the number of animals at its shelter that find new homes thanks to a partnership with the Forsyth Humane Society. Deputy County Manager Damon Sanders-Pratt was joined by Sarah Williamson, executive director of the Forsyth Humane Society, in sharing that progress with commissioners during the board’s Nov. 21 meeting last week. For more, see the Thursday, November 28, 2019 edition.

Season of Hope

The 3rd annual Season of Hope campaign sponsored by The One Project/Sandlot Baseball in Kernersville kicked off another year on Saturday, Nov. 23 and will continue through Thursday, Nov. 28, so there is still time to donate for those interested in supporting the multi-faceted effort.
For more, see the Thursday, November 28, 2019 edition.

Smith Crossing

Kernersville planners hosted an open house for the community on Thursday, Nov. 21 in order to solicit public feedback as they work to refine the Smith Crossing area Land Use Plan. Residents from throughout the surrounding area attended and provided their thoughts on what they do and do not want to see developed on the remaining acreage. For more, see the Tuesday, November 26, 2019 edition.

Distinguished Service Award

During the recent Kernersville Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, Jim Waddell received The Arnold G. King Community Distinguished Service Award for his service to the community, and his leadership of Spring Folly for 20 years. For more, see the Tuesday, November 26, 2019 edition.