Deadline extended for Young Entrepreneurs Fair applications

Do you have a child between the ages of 9 and 14 who likes to create handmade art, crafts or delectable edibles? We are looking for participants for our Young Entrepreneurs Fair, to be held on Saturday, May 4, during our Meet in the Street arts and crafts festival. Booth space is still available, and the deadline to apply has been extended to February 15, 2019. If you have a budding entrepreneur, apply today! Click here to download the application and learn more.

Meet in the Street Grand Sponsor Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Engine Masters Outdoor Power Equipment has committed to be the grand sponsor of this year’s Meet in the Street arts and crafts festival on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Thank you to Engine Masters for their support of the Wake Forest Chamber and this annual community event! For details on Meet in the Street, including featured music and performance acts, a list of food trucks, and what’s new in 2018, see page 5 of our Business Matters newsletter.

Wake Forest Community Council Award Nominations Due Oct. 16

The Wake Forest Community Council is seeking nominations of local individuals and organizations that have made an extraordinary community impact for its annual awards given during its annual Community Christmas Dinner.

Nominations are due by noon, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, for the Citizen of the Year

Award, Organization of the Year Award, and Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominations may be completed and submitted online at

Nomination forms may also be picked up/dropped off at the Wake Forest Town Hall front desk, 301 S. Brooks Street  or mailed to WFCC, PO Box 1003, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

Nominations will be reviewed by Wake Forest Community Council members and the award recipients announced at the 72nd  annual Community Christmas Dinner on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

The Wake Forest Community Council is comprised of area civic, service, social, fraternal, religious and business organizations, as well as interested individuals and is dedicated to the communication of programs, events, and the needs of the community. The Council’s mission is to better promote, improve and preserve the Wake Forest lifestyle.

“Every December, the Wake Forest Community Council celebrates and honors those who put the needs of the community above their own,” said Council Chair Frank Everitt. “We invite anyone from the Wake Forest Community to nominate local individuals or organizations by Oct. 16.”

Since 1965, the Council has annually presented the Citizen of the Year award to an individual or team demonstrating exemplary volunteer effort and the Organization of the Year award to a group that has contributed significantly to life in Wake Forest.

The Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award was first presented in 2005 to Peggy Garren Allen for her lifetime of service to the Wake Forest Community and is named in her memory. The recipient of this award is an individual or team who has contributed at least 10 years of volunteer service to the Wake Forest community.

The Community Council meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month (except in June, July, August, and December) at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. Visit for more information. To learn more about the Wake Forest Community Council visit