For The White Street Journal —
The Wake Forest Area Chamber Foundation is sponsoring a new initiative which has been created specifically for area residents aged 55+. Connect Wake Forest is a four-part program with one-day sessions from March to June. It’s designed to connect residents with like-minded peers, while they learn about the history and growth of Wake Forest, discover ways to get involved in the town, and become more civically aware. At the end of the program, participants will be given opportunities to volunteer with existing organizations and launch new community initiatives. Connect Wake Forest is open to both residents and non-residents of Wake Forest. Applications are being accepted through March 9. Information sessions to share all the program details are being scheduled. Attendees will learn what to expect and have the opportunity to ask questions. Refreshments will be served. The program kicks off on Tuesday, March 15, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The day’s topic will be the history of Wake Forest. Subsequent programs feature town government, local businesses, and community involvement. During each session, participants will be introduced to community and business leaders. Every session includes lunch and a facilitated conversation on how to get involved in the Town of Wake Forest.
The cost is $150 per person and includes all materials and meals. Scholarships are available.
To apply, or for a complete schedule and detailed information, visit the foundation’s website.
Questions may be directed to Corey Hutcherson, Wake Forest Area Chamber, 919-556-1519.