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Community Briefs for April 12

‘Crossroads’ Easter event scheduled

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“The Crossroads of a Day: Easter 2019” will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 249 Holden Road, Youngsville. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. each night today through Sunday and April 19-20. It is free to attend and all ages are welcome.

Youngsville quilt show set

The Youngsville Woman’s Club is sponsoring a quilt show Saturday and Sunday in the Youngsville Museum of History.

Quilts from local quilters will be on display and there will be a judged event with cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. Many quilts will be for sale as well as handmade crafts.

Proceeds will benefit local projects that the club supports such as community arts and beautification.

The Youngsville Museum of History is located at 120 W. Franklin St., and the hours for the show will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. There is a $1 per person entry cost.

Fireworks Spectacular food truck vendor applications now accepted

The town of Wake Forest will accept applications through Tuesday, April 30, from food truck vendors interested in participating in the 2019 Fireworks Spectacular.

The online application is available at

This year’s Fireworks Spectacular is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. but food trucks are required to arrive and set up between 3 and 4 p.m.

The fee is $175, and the event includes space for up to nine food vendors.

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will notify selected food truck vendors in May.

For more information, contact PRCR events coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or

Public Art Commission issues ‘call to artists’ for upcoming sculpture and art exhibits

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission is issuing a “call to artists” for its third annual Wake Forest Sculpture Exhibit and Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit.

These exhibits will provide for the display of public art sculptures and murals throughout Wake Forest from July 1 through June 30, 2020.

The “call to artists” is open at through Tuesday.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or

Rolesville InAsMuchDay and Blood Drive

Rolesville Baptist Church will host its Annual Operation InAsMuch Day and Blood Drive on Saturday, May 4. The community is invited to participate and breakfast and lunch are provided for all volunteers. For anyone who wishes to donate blood for American Red Cross, go online to schedule an appointment at Enter the sponsor code: Rolesville Baptist.

American Legion pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast is scheduled for Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Walter E. Cole American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. The cost is $5 per person, and children under 11 years old eat free. There will be pancakes to order, sausage, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice. Proceeds will go toward veteran rehabilitation programs.