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The Winston-Salem Centennial Commission, empanelled to plan and coordinate the celebration of the centennial in 2013 of the merger of Winston and Salem, is soliciting ideas for the centennial celebration.

Among the ideas the commission is considering is a New Year's Day celebration to kick off the centennial year, and other events to be held around the city during the weekend of May 9-12, 2013.

Residents with thoughts on how the city should observe its centennial are invited to submit their suggestions no later than Monday, April 2, by using the online form or by calling the Citizen Feedback Line at 734-1400.

The incorporation of Winston-Salem as a single municipality took effect May 9, 1913, after citizens in Winston and Salem voted for consolidation. The Winston-Salem Board of Aldermen held its first meeting on May 12.

The Winston-Salem Centennial Commission comprises more than 30 citizens appointed by Mayor Allen Joines and the members of the Winston-Salem City Council.

Online form to send your ideas for the Centennial Celebration


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