New facilities at Triad Park nearing completion

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Photo Caption: LAUREN CARROLL (Winston-Salem Journal)

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on additions to Triad Park, including an amphitheater and disc golf course.park-circle-hole4Mike Anderson, parks and recreation director for Forsyth County, said most of the work should be completed by the end of January.

“Construction will be finalized within 30 days, and then we will turn it over to the park,” said Page Kluttz, vice president of Hodgin Construction Co.

The new facilities are expected to be available to the public in the spring, Anderson said, though some could open in late winter.

The 426-acre Triad Park spans portions of Forsyth and Guilford counties near Kernersville and Colfax.

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Photo Caption: David Disher of Kernersville, NC

The latest additions to the park are near the new Carolina Field of Honor, a veterans memorial constructed by the War Memorial Foundation.

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Photo Caption: JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ/News & Record

 

The additions are a new picnic shelter that seats 300; additional parking; restrooms; an amphitheater with lawn seating for about 3,500; an 18-hole disc golf course; and a smaller shelter for the disc golf course area.

Kluttz said people are keeping an eye on the site daily. Every time she pulls up, she said she sees people rubber-necking, wanting to check it out.

“I think people are already chomping at the bit to get on the site and use it, and I think they’re going to be pleased,” Kluttz said.

The disc golf course will be free on a first-come, first-served basis, but it is not open yet. Anderson said the course is going to be one of the best in the area and will be available for tournaments. It has two tee placements for each hole, one for intermediate players, one for advanced players.

The baskets are not in place yet, but Anderson said several local disc golf clubs are eager to use the facility.

“It’s a very well-designed, well-thought-out course,” Kluttz said. “It is a beautiful course.

The amphitheater borders the Carolina Field of Honor and will be ideal for small to medium-size concerts. It should be able to handle about 3,500 people.

“It’s a very nice venue with lawn seating,” Anderson said. “It will really add to the community.”

Anderson said there will be a process for groups to reserve the amphitheater complex. The fee structure is yet to be finalized.

The new facilities will also add another rentable picnic facility to the park. This is a needed addition, since the picnic shelters are full almost every week, Anderson said.

The additions have been years in the making. They are part of Phase 8 of the Triad Park Master Plan.

Both Forsyth and Guilford counties are paying for the amphitheater and other Phase 8 additions.

Forsyth County is paying its portion with two-thirds bond money set aside for park projects. Forsyth also received a $500,000 grant from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help finance Phase 8 of the plan.

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in March selected Hodgin Construction to complete the project for $1.96 million.

Address: 9652 East Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
Phone: (336) 703-2500

Website: www.co.forsyth.nc.us/Parks/Triad/

Field of Honor Website: www.ncwmf.org/

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White Christmas December 10-22.

SORRY SOLD OUT!!! Updated December 11…

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Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
Winston-Salem, NC WhiteChristmas

“White Christmas” based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen follows WWII Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis on their post-war song and dance tour, and their eventual hot pursuit of a beautiful singing sisters duo. Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance actor Mary Isom plays the younger sister Judy Hanes. She’s joined by David Joy who plays Captain Bob Wallace. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7 pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 7 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8 pm

For ticket information go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/875827

17th Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run

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17th Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run. A fully escorted ride from Greensboro Harley-Davidson to Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem in an effort to collect toys and raise additional funds for the Children’s Hospital. Not only does it help benefit the children during Christmas time, but all throughout the year.

This Toy Run continuously furnishes the play rooms, allows children to take toys to play with in their rooms, and to take toys home with them. “It’s not just Christmas, it’s all year long.” says Beth Smith, Child Life Specialist at Brenner Children’s Hospital. She explains that it’s not Christmas until the motorcycles arrive at the Hospital!

Pictures from last years event

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Registration at Greensboro Harley-Davidson 11am-12:30pm Cost: $10 Donation or a new unwrapped toy. Ride leaves at 1:30pm for hospital. We are looking for Corporate Sponsorships. Please contact Costen Warner at events@hdofgreensboro.com for sponsorship information.

Registration starts at 11am. Painted Plate will serve breakfast from 11am-12:30pm. The Toys will be loaded onto the truck at 12:00pm and the ride will leave promptly at 12:30pm. We ask that everyone bring an unwrapped toy or $10 donation. T-shirts will also be available for sale and ALL the proceeds will go directly to Brenner Children’s Hospital. The ride will be escorted by Guilford County Sheriff’s from the dealership to Brenner Children’s Hospital. We would like to thank you in advance for making the meaningful event a success!

When: December 13th 11:00
Where: Greensboro Harley-Davidson
Destination: Brenner Children’s Hospital

Sign-up for the Event @ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/

For more information visit: http://www.hdofgreensboro.com

We would like to thank the sponsors for helping us give the children of Brenner Children’s Hospital a reason to smile! ~ Greensboro Harley-Davidson