Due to inclement weather, the seventh annual Good Neighbor Day, originally scheduled for this afternoon, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23. This free, family-friendly celebration 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 WakeForest’s citizens.
A special part of this year's Good Neighbor Day will be the presentation of the third annual "Good Neighbor of the Year" award. The honor will be presented to one local youth and adult who consistently demonstrate an unfailing commitment to preserving, maintaining, and improving the quality of life in their neighborhood and community.
Nearly 2,000 Wake Forest-area residents have participated in Good Neighbor Day since its inception in 2006. Offering 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 WakeForest. 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 Relations Council Member Alecia DySard at 919-862-6077 or visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/goodneighborday.aspx.