Showing posts with label regional fair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label regional fair. Show all posts

September 11, 2014

Social Buzz, Sept 11

Thursday's posts:
  • Don’t forget about the free preschool day at the Lee Regional Fair today (9:30a-12p). Each child will be able to ride fair rides after and will get a free book.
  • Health Innovations Pharmacy in the Lowe’s shopping center on Spring Lane offers a free vitamin program for children under age 12. To get started, go fill out an application form and then you can pick up their free vitamins each month.
  • Tonight’s the last concert in the Function at the Junction music series. Go hear the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra starting at 7p.
  • If you have a dog, take it to CCCC’s Vet Med building on Saturday for a benefit dog wash (1-4p). Your donation will help the students raise money for housing and toys for cats and dogs that live on campus.
  • Oklahoma! opens today at the Temple Theatre. You can see it at 8p on Friday and Saturday and 2p on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $23/adult and $13/child.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

September 10, 2014

Social Buzz, Sept 10

Wednesday's posts:
  • Mega Force Staffing will host a job fair at Magneti Marelli today. They’ll be there from 10a to 2p.
  • Take a Monet-inspired painting class at the Carolina Artists’ Colony on Friday (6-8p). Canvas, paints, and tools will be provided. The class costs $25. Call 919-776-3489 to register.
  • Tree of Life Piyo is hosting an Intro to Yoga class tomorrow (7:15-8:15p). The class is great for beginners or those wanting to perfect basic posts. The cost is $10.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

September 9, 2012

Social Buzz, Sept. 10

Posts for Monday:
  • Dealing with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance? Attend a special support group tonight at the Enrichment Center (6-7pm). People will share experiences, information, recipes, and more.
  • The annual No Scare Fair is right around the corner. Artists in 11th or 12th grade or in college are encouraged to enter the door contest. The winner receives a $200 savings bond!
  • If you’ve been wanting to see the Lee Senior renovations, tomorrow’s your chance. There will be a dedication and tour starting at 5pm in the school courtyard. Go take a look!
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

October 13, 2011

Facebook Recap, Oct. 13

Today's recap:
  • Plan to have lunch and/or dinner tomorrow at a benefit dinner for Christopher Davis (11am-7pm), a local man who is battling stage 4 cancer. The benefit will be at the VFW (1500 Webb Street) and plates will be $7.
  • If you're planning on renovating your home, building a new one, or otherwise greening up your house, you'll want to be at Celebrate Green Central at CCCC's Pittsboro campus tomorrow and Saturday. It promises to be informative (and it's free)!

September 28, 2011

Facebook Recap, Sept. 28

Today's recap:
  • Think you're ready to own a business? Decide if it's the right time for you at a *free* seminar by the Center for Economic Empowerment & Development at the Civic Center tomorrow (10am-12pm). You MUST pre-register at 919-774-6442 or
  • The Harnett Regional Theatre is currently casting for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and needs a male (9-10 years) to play Charlie, a male (mid-30s) to play Bob Bradley, and children ages 8-13 to play angels and shepherds. Send queries to Jacob at!
  • Get over to the Lee Senior gym today for two LCHS-SLHS "Dig PINK" volleyball games (JV at 4:30m, varsity at 5pm). There will be a 50/50 raffle, cancer survivor walk, silent auction, and more. Admission is $5.
  • Oooh - flash sale at Added Accents today! Click the link, like the page, and scoop up this awesome deal!
Welcome to The Social Buzz, where you'll get a bonus business, social media, or resource tip or heads-up each night.
  • Today’s resource is Look Local, a new app created to help connect consumers with independent brick and mortar small businesses across the country. Local business owners should register with the service (free) so that local consumers can easily find them. Make sure you spread the word!

September 13, 2011

Facebook Recap, Sept. 13

Today's recap:
  • Make sure you're in Depot Park this Saturday (12-5pm) for Carnival for a Kidney to benefit Ashley Quinones! There will be a dunking booth (featuring Coach Bryan and Drew Neal, among others), bounce house, crafts, demonstrations, and more. Be there!
  • Today's the first day of the fair (gates open at 4pm) and there's no admission fee for students and seniors (today only)! There are also still openings for the Figure 8 Race and Demolition Derby -- call Jay Milligan Jr. at 716-583-8201 or 716-648-5100 if you want to participate!
  • Calling all LEE COUNTY artists! The “3 Rivers Art Festival” wants to include your work in their event (Oct. 15-16). Apply ASAP if you’d like to participate!

September 12, 2011

Facebook Recap, Sept. 12

Wesley Beeson, photographer at The Sanford Herald, published some amazing photos from yesterday's 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Service at Depot Park. We hope you took some time yesterday to reflect and remember, and that you continue to do so every day.

Today we posted:
  • The NC Treasure Chest Ministry is in need of sturdy boxes to store their clothing donations. Please click over and let them know if you can help them out!
  • The 6th Annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour is this weekend (1-5pm). Co-sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Whole Foods Market, the tour features sustainable farms, urban farming demonstrations, and more!
  • Want to receive great deals at Champions Car Wash, Sanford NC? Just text the word CHAMPIONS to 77948 and you'll get special offers and discounts sent right to your phone!

August 30, 2011

Facebook Recap, August 30

We have two housekeeping items for you today. First up -- do you like seeing all the posts (from others) on the SocialSanford Facebook page or would you rather see only SocialSanford's posts (with the option to see "Everyone" when you want)? Let us know your thoughts!

And we wanted to point out that people and businesses post on our Facebook page all day long. Make sure you hop over every couple of hours to see what's going on and find out about special opportunities.

Today's recap:
  • The Moore County Fair began tonight. Get all the details about this -- and the upcoming Lee Regional Fair -- in our fair guide. Times, prices, and specials are included!
  • The Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo is tomorrow at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center (10am-2:30pm). There will be lots of exhibitors, prizes, and freebies, as well as tons of information. Admission is free so make sure you stop by!
  • If you're looking for a way to get involved with Hurricane Irene relief efforts, WRAL-TV has created a great resource here.

August 16, 2011

Facebook Recap, August 16

Today's recap:
  • Anyone interested in a 1-year-old chocolate lab/Chesapeake retriever mix? She's spayed, has all her shots, has started obedience training, and is crate trained. Her owner is elderly and recently had a bad fall. Send an email to if you're interested.
  • Looking for a nice place to live? There is a two-bedroom/one-bath home for rent in the Broadway area. The cost is $600 monthly and $600 deposit. You’ll have land available for a garden, chickens, etc, and you can move in immediately. Call 919-258-9299 for more information.

May 3, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 3

Don't forget about all these great relief benefits happening in Sanford over the next two weeks! Here's how you can help Sanford's tornado victims.

Today we posted:
  • Via Poplar Springs Church Soup Kitchen: Trucks needed! We need to relocate our food and supplies to other distribution sites tomorrow and Thursday. Please let us know if/when you can help. Thanks!
  • Get your Gary Thomas Farms produce at Central Carolina Hospital every Wednesday in May -- starting tomorrow! The produce will be for sale in front of the visitor’s entrance on Carthage Street from 8am until it's gone.
  • Heads up, Latino cooks! You know you want to donate your time and food to A Night to Remember … And to Forget! this weekend. So far, there will be lots of barbecue, chicken, and sausage. We need some pupusas and tamales!
  • If you’ve always wanted to compost, then you’ll want to be at the McSwain Center on Thursday (7-9pm) for a free "Composting 101" workshop taught by a solid waste specialist. Call 775-5623 to register.

September 27, 2010

Found on Facebook, Sept. 27

  • This friday is Parents Night Out at Brickcity Childcare Center from 6pm to 10pm. The cost is $20 for the first child and each subsequent child is $5 off. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to use the service. Go ahead and register with Kidcheck to save some time.

September 19, 2010

Found on Facebook, Sept. 16-19

Your weekend wrap-up also includes Thursday and Friday thanks to a super-busy last week. Make sure you check out all the great information and deals included below!
  • Heads up, men over the age of 50! Central Carolina Hospital is offer free PSA screenings on Saturday, Sept 18 from 8am-noon at the Enrichment Center. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can pre-register by calling 800-483-6385.
  • Local parents -- Lee County Schools is considering a year-round middle school option! A survey will be heading home soon. Make sure you share your opinion and return it to the Schools so they have a clear picture of what Lee County parents want! For more information, pick up The Sanford Herald.
  • Already looking forward to the holidays? DWA Photography is bringing Christmas to October. Book your session now so you have great photos of your family in real snow way before card-sending time! The sessions will be on Sun, Oct. 17.
  • Dirty Dancing fans -- find time for the Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, NC this weekend! The festival sounds like a great way to spend your Saturday.
  • The Lee Regional Fair is open from noon to midnight today. Admission is $6 (free if you’re under 36” tall) and ride wristbands are $17 for all you can ride from 1pm to 5pm or 5pm to midnight. For a full schedule of today’s events, click here.
  • Looking to do something different today? Check out Hi-Lites’ fall fashion show at Steele Street Cafe starting at 1 pm. After that, check out opening day at Gross Farms!
  • Deep River School’s Fall Bazaar is slated for Sat, October 2 from 8am-2pm. Go enjoy a fun day with the family while supporting our local schools. And if you’re interested in reserving a booth, click here for all the info you’ll need!
  • The Central Carolina Jaycees' annual food drive starts this week. Be on the lookout for paper grocery bags on your door step. Your non-perishable food donation goes to many local shelters and food banks, including Lifeline Recovery Mission, The Bread Basket, and CUOC.

September 16, 2010

SocialSanford at the Fair, Day 1

Everyone loves the fair, and we're no exception. Because we love our Socialites (and giving away free stuff is lots of fun), we're turning the fair into a giveaway-palooza!

If you attend the fair tonight, you could win one of these fabulous prizes:
~ $25 to Added Accents
~ $10 to La Chic Boutique
~ $10 to Wal-Mart
~ $10 to Wal-Mart (thanks to Pegram-Prevatte Insurance for both Wal-Mart cards)

But just showing up isn't enough. First, you'll have to find the right member of the SocialSanford team (Kelly tonight). Then you'll be required to answer one of these fun (and perhaps too easy) questions about this year's fair:
  • How many years old is the Lee Regional Fair?
  • Who won Best in Show for photography (adult category)?
  • How many food vendors (drink vendors only don't count) are at the fair?
  • Who won Ms. Lee Regional Fair on Wednesday night? 
 That's not so bad, right?  And because we know not everyone can attend the fair, we'll be holding a special giveaway on our Facebook page ... so make sure you check in tonight!

September 14, 2010

Found on Facebook, Sept. 14

  • The Lee Regional Fair opens at 4 pm today! Admission is $6 (free if you’re under 36” tall, plus seniors and students get in free today only) and ride wristbands are $17 for all you can ride. Here's the full schedule!
  • Do you “like” Anna Fonke Photography? Lots of free and seriously discounted photography sessions happening over there this week, including a free Facebook profile shoot and super-cheap family mini-sessions.
  • If you’re eligible to donate blood, it could be worth $1000 to you! Walmart in Sanford is hosting a blood drive Friday from 2:30pm to 7pm. Visit the Red Cross website or stop by the service desk to schedule a time to give. Donors will be automatically entered to win a $1000 gift card!
  • Make sure you visit Spirits O'Sanford's booth at the fair! They’ll be able to tell you all about the next ghost walks (Oct. 8 and Oct. 23). Speaking as a previous walker and hometown Sanford girl, these walks are fascinating!
  • Don’t forget to check out the local Boy Scouts meetings going on tonight. Here's the when and where for all the local scouting groups (boys & girls) plus something extra.
  • Plan to attend the Lee Regional Fair on Thursday or Friday nights. We’ll be doing some fun giveaways LIVE from the event! Expect details on Thursday and Friday mornings.

September 13, 2010

Found on Facebook, Sept. 13

September 12, 2010

Let's Go to the Fair!

I love autumn...cooler weather, football, and county fairs! There are several fairs coming up in our area. Here's a rundown:

Lee Regional Fair September 14-19
Hours: Gates open between 4pm and 5pm on the weeknights and at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Prices: Admission is $6 (children under 36" tall admitted free), ride wristbands are $17
Location: 505 North 7th Street in Sanford

Cumberland County Fair September 16-26
Hours: Gates open at 5pm on weeknights, and noon on weekends.
Prices: Advance ticket packages available for $20 include admission and ride wristbands
Location: 1960 Coliseum Drive in Fayetteville

Chatham County Fair September 29-October 2
Hours: Varies each day, check website for details.
Prices: Admission for adults is $4, children 6-12 is $3 and children 5 and under are free. Ride tickets will also be available for purchase.
Location: 191 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Pittsboro

Hours: Gates open at 8am except for October 14, when they open at 3pm
Prices: Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the gate (children 6-12 are $2 in advance, $3 at gate and children under 6 and senior citizens are free) while ride tickets are currently $10 for a sheet of 18 (more details here)
Location: 1025 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh

I'm looking forward to some funnel cake and rides, how about you? Tell us your favorite part of the fair!

September 8, 2010

Found on Facebook, Sept. 3-8

This is a doozy of a wrap-up, so prepare yourself. Lots of goodies and opportunities included, though -- such as shagging, books, giveaways, festivals, music, food, and more! And after you read, make sure you go enter our $100 giveaway to the Sanford Antique Mall!
  • Don't throw away your old or unneeded office supplies! Communities in Schools of Lee County can use them in the Teacher Resource Room, which supports and provides resources for teachers and schools across the county. The room is located on the East Lee campus and will take anything you're willing to share!
  • If you have friends or family living in Carolina Trace, you must check out the Carolina Trace Lakefest today. Performances include the Temple Teens and Carolina Dock Dogs, but there will also be face painting, boating, wine tasting, and lots of demonstrations.
  • Have you entered our Tea Room Treasures giveaway yet? Remember -- you must like us and them, and enter a comment on our blog. Easy peasy!
  • How are you celebrating your holiday weekend? If you have friends or family in Carolina Trace then don't forget to check out their Lakefest Celebration today!
  • If you are consigning with Kids Kloset then get to taggin! Alicia is hosting a tagging contest this weekend, the winner gets $50 in Kids Kloset Dollars!!!
  • If you are looking for a fun-filled day on the water check out Fantasy Lake. It's about an hour drive, fun for the whole family, you can bring in your own food and drinks, shaded picnic areas, and the best's not overly crowded!
  • Here's a great way for your children to learn guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin: Sharpe Store Music is holding a 12-week session to learn all these instruments as well as voice and dance! The classes will be on Thursdays from 4-6 pm at Goldston United Methodist Church. That's totally worth the drive!
  • Will you be attending the Kids Kloset consignment sale? If so, make sure you register for a 10-minute photo session with Amy Smith right in the store on Sept. 23. You'll get 5 photos and digital images with the rights to print for $25. The details are over on the Kids Kloset Facebook page!
  • Want to win a jelly watch? Head over to Southern Jewelers to find out how to enter their contest for a free jelly watch of your choice. The drawing is Sept. 8!
  • Today and today only...20% off of any Crooked Pigtails purchase. So don't miss out on this awesome deal!!! Click here to place your custom order.
  • Learn more about Central Carolina Community College’s newly launched Center for Creative Retirement at a special event on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 10am-noon at the Civic Center. Also at the event will be a brief history of Lee County, information about an upcoming wine tour, and a presentation on financial literacy.
  • If you have a loved one serving in Iraq or Afghanistan then head over to Operation Salsa Drop and register for them to receive free salsa from Flaming Amy’s. I highly recommend the "Shock 'N' Awesome" Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa, it was a staple of mine in college.
  • Anyone living downtown in Rosemount-McIver is encouraged to join the new Community Watch group. Stay informed, and tell all your neighbors.
  • The Southern Lee Marching Cavaliers are holding a dinner and auction on September 11. Dinner starts at 5:00, silent auction at 5:30 and live auction at 7:00. Check out the Marching Band section on for more information!
  • The Carolina Farm Stewards program needs volunteers for the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour (Sept. 18-19). If you were planning to go or wouldn't mind helping out, give them a shout. Volunteers help out at a farm one afternoon and get a free carload pass for the other afternoon as well as a t-shirt. Get details at the link!
  • La Dolce Vita Pizzeria is giving a $5 discount off your order until 9/11. Head over to their page to take advantage of this offer.
  • Want to learn to shag? Head over the VFW tomorrow night at 6:30 pm for lessons from two of the Sanford Area Society of Shaggers' professional division dancers. Lessons are just $20/month!
Whew! We hope you take advantage of these great offers and events!

September 2, 2010

Found on Facebook, Sept. 2

Lots of info packed into this post, including a couple giveaways, some discounts, a video, and a talent contest. Make sure you read it all!
  • Just because you didn't win our martial arts giveaway doesn't mean your family can't benefit from this local activity. If you join Black Belt Leadership Academy this month, you'll get the first month and your uniform for only $49 -- that's $85 off the normal price! Head over to their page for details.
  • Would you like to be part of the SocialSanford team? We’re looking for another team member who can help keep this page updated as well as post blog entries about all the fun and fabulous goings-on in our area. Shoot us an email if you’re interested!
  • Looking for some fun entertainment this evening? Check out the finale of the “Hamerican Idol” contest at Ham’s starting at 8pm where the winner will get $400 in local gift cards. While you’re there, asking about the upcoming “Hamerica’s Got Talent” contest!
Tomorrow's Friday. Let's celebrate!

August 30, 2010

Found on Facebook, Aug. 30

Congratulations to the winner of our Black Belt Leadership Academy giveaway winner AMANDA GAINES! If you haven't won yet, don't get discouraged. We have a brand new giveaway on the table for a $10 gift certificate to Tea Room Treasures. If you want to win, you should go enter now!

Here's what you missed today:
  • If you have a baby between ages 3 months and 6 months who can't yet sit on his/her own, you should click over to Anna Fonke Photography for a free Halloween photo. You have to supply the costume and she needs to take the photo this week, but it'll be cute!
Stay tuned for lots of music and local event posts tomorrow!

August 23, 2010

Found on Facebook, Aug. 23

A new week brings a new giveaway! Make sure you check out our newly posted giveaway from Black Belt Leadership Academy! You won't believe all the stuff included in the prize package!
  • This is the last week to schedule a session with Somethin Blue and enter the 16 x20 canvas portrait giveaway. It's not too late! Call them and get your session on the calendar!
  • The Boomer Expo is right around the corner. Get a free health screening, meet local physicians, win door prizes and have fun on Wednesday from 10-2:20 pm at the Civic Center. Oh, and lunch is free, too!
Now go enter the giveaway!