City Edition August 2016

9/11 Public Safety Challenge To Be Held September 10
Collection Changes for Labor Day Holiday
Advance Tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair Now On Sale
Human Relations Celebrating Cultural Awareness Month During September
Volunteers Needed for Big Sweep and Roots Day
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Women Leaders Program Committee
Professional Hockey Returning to Winston-Salem

9/11 Public Safety Challenge To Be Held September 10

The second annual 9/11 Public Safety Challenge, an event started last year that combines the city’s 9/11 commemoration with a competition for high school Junior ROTC units, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Parking is free and concessions will be available.

The program will open at 9:11 a.m. with the city’s annual 9/11 commemoration. Afterwards, JROTC cadets from high schools in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will compete in marksmanship, close-order drill and a “raider” (obstacle) course that combines elements of the police physical abilities test and the fire agility test.

Collection Changes for Labor Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed, but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services may be submitted by email, the city website and the CityLink 311 mobile application for processing the next day. 

All yard-waste and recycling collections for the week of Sept. 5 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc. 

There will be no change in garbage collections.

Advance Tickets for the Dixie Classic Fair Now On Sale

Advance tickets for the 2016 Dixie Classic Fair are now on sale online through Ticketmaster.com and DCFair.com. Advance tickets are also available at the Annex Box Office and at select Wal Mart locations in Winston-Salem. 

Advance tickets are only $8 for adults and $3 for children. Children under five years old and senior adults are free. The 2016 Dixie Classic Fair is being held September 30 – October 9, 2016, at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

More about the fair and ticket sales...

Human Relations Celebrating Cultural Awareness Month During September

dancers at International VillageTwo festivals and a forum for high school students on race relations highlight the city’s observance of Cultural Awareness Month during September. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Human Relations Commission is holding its annual International Village Food and Music Festival, from noon to 8 p.m. in Corpening Plaza. Cultures from all over the world will be showcased and celebrated.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Commission will hold its annual Student Race Relations Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the R.J. Reynolds High School auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. And on Saturday, Sept. 24, the city will participate in Fiesta, the Hispanic League's annual Hispanic cultural festival, in downtown Winston-Salem from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More about Cultural Awareness Month...


Volunteers Needed for Big Sweep and Roots Day

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is looking for volunteers to assist with the Big Sweep cleanup of local waterways and Community Roots Day, both of which will be held during October. 

Big Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All supplies and lunch are provided. 

Community Roots Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will plant about 400 trees in the Smith Farm neighborhood.

Volunteer!


Nominations Sought for Outstanding Women Leaders Program Committee

Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Outstanding Women Leaders Program Committee, a new advisory panel the City Council authorized earlier this year to oversee the Outstanding Women Leaders awards program, which honors women who have demonstrated leadership and service in the community. The committee will have five members who will be responsible for selecting honorees and planning the awards program. The committee will hold its first meeting in December. Citizens interested in serving on the committee should contact the City Secretary’s office at 336-727-2224 or send an e-mail to melaniej@cityofws.org. The application deadline is Oct. 5, 2016.

Professional Hockey Returning to Winston-Salem

The Public Assembly Facilities Commission has approved an agreement with a hockey ownership group to bring a professional hockey team back to Winston-Salem, starting in the 2017-2018 season. The team will compete in the Federal Hockey League. The yet-to-be-named team will play in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. Additional information, including details about the ownership group, team personnel, team name and the league will be presented at a news conference in September.


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Garbage, recycling, yard-waste cart collection changes for holiday weeks

City Edition 2016 

For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at (336) 727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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City Government

Mayor
Allen Joines

City Council
Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
Molly Leight
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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