Good Neighbor Day
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave.
The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) will sponsor the 8th Annual Good Neighbor Day on Sunday, Sept. 15. This free, family-friendly event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave.
Good Neighbor Day assembles people from all walks of life for a day of food, fun, and family entertainment. By bringing together a mix of cultures, music, ages, and ethnicities, the event celebrates diversity and promotes goodwill among all of Wake Forest’s citizens.
In the event of inclement weather, Good Neighbor Day will be held on Sept. 22.
Good Neighbor of the Year Award
A special part of this year's Good Neighbor Day will be the presentation of the fourth annual "Good Neighbor of the Year" Award.
The HRC is soliciting both youth (ages 13-18) and adult nominations for award, which was created to recognize the efforts of Wake Forest residents who make exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The program is also designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service.
In order to qualify, a nominee must be a Town of Wake Forest resident who made a significant contribution to the community between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 15, 2013. Employees of the Town of Wake Forest are not eligible. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.
The HRC will select one youth and one adult finalist from the pool of candidates. Mayor Vivian Jones will honor the recipients during a special plaque presentation during this year's Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 15.
The “Good Neighbor of the Year” Award is the Town’s way of recognizing the residents who are committed to preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community. Your assistance in recognizing these residents is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact the HRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Neighbor Day History
Over 2,500 Wake Forest-area residents have participated in Good Neighbor Day since its inception in 2006. Offering free food, dancing, local musicians, a disc jockey, face painting, storytelling, prizes and recreational activities for both children and adults, this family-oriented celebration promises something for everyone.
The Human Relations Council encourages diversity and promotes goodwill among all citizens of Wake Forest. Good Neighbor Day serves as a catalyst for carrying out the Town’s vision of “building a community populated by diverse groups whose common bond is a love of our town.”
For more information about Good Neighbor Day, contact Human Resources Director Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491.