FOX 8/OLD DOMINION HOLIDAY CONCERT 2014

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Holiday Concert Schedule

  • LJVM Coliseum Winston-Salem, NC
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
  • Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:00pm
  • Williams High School Burlington, NC
    Friday December 19, 2014

The Holiday Concerts sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line have provided The Salvation Army with food to help feed those in need. Millions of cans of food have been collected since 1987. This is the 27th year for the Greensboro concert, the 25th year for the Winston-Salem concert and the 8th year for the Burlington concert. In total, we have collected 6.7 million cans for families across the Piedmont.

This is the largest and most important food raising event of the year for The Salvation Army. Last year, over 20,000 people where served.

Annually, over 17,000 people attend the concerts. In 2013, we collected over 468,000 cans of food with 30 companies participating in the Holiday Food Drive.

food-driveFor years, the Holiday Concerts have been held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial and in Burlington and are a proven tradition offering quality holiday entertainment. The Concerts invite families to attend an evening of music provided by the Greensboro and Winston Salem Symphony’s. The “cost” to attend is a can of food.

In recent years, the need in the TRIAD has exceeded the cans collections at the concerts. That is why FOX8, Old Dominion Freight Line and The Salvation Army are reaching out to local businesses to participate in an eight week campaign culminating with the Concerts (Winston-Salem: December 13, Greensboro: December 14, Burlington: December 19).

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Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
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FOX8 anchors Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen

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Join FOX8 news anchors for a fun concert featuring festive holiday favorites. Includes a carol sing-along sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned food or non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to Salvation Army Food Banks throughout the Piedmont.

For more information please visit www.triadholidayfooddrive.com

Dixie Classic Fair 132nd Anniversary October 3-12, 2014

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Set-up is underway! Fair opens at 11am this FRIDAY. Featuring Unlimited Ride Promotion day and Demolition Derby – Don’t miss out! #DCFair

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Why buy Advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair? Enjoy the Tradition of Food, Fun and Competition at a discounted price! Advance Tickets now available online and at the locations below! Buy now, save now and enjoy more at the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair!

Advance Ticket Prices
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.

Advance Ride Card Prices
Strates Shows Fun Cards – $10 for 30 credits
Up to 50% savings with advance purchase.

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Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts

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The scrambler ride at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1960.

The Dixie Classic Fair Winston Salem is generally held at the beginning of October. It is a ten-day event. The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 371,219 attended the 2007 Dixie Classic Fair, which was a new attendance record. This attendance record elevated the Dixie Classic Fair to the 50th largest attended Fair in North America.

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Joe White and Jim Dalrymple, at left, examine heads for the baldest man contest at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1967.

The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882 (2007 was the 125th anniversary). In 1897, the Piedmont Tobacco Fair was started and shortly thereafter the two events merged to form the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current fairgrounds in 1952 and changed its name to the “Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina” in 1956. Today, the event is most commonly known as just the Dixie Classic Fair.

There is a wide variety of entertainment and activities that are suitable for the entire family. Rides, games, livestock competitions, wine tasting, and arts and crafts workshops are just a few of the reasons why Dixie Fair 2014 will be better than ever. ~Scott Ray

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2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule

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Every day is a brand new day at the fair. A Tradition of Food, Competition and Fun!

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Promotions and events you don’t want to miss.

Friday, October 3
Saturday, October 4
Sunday, October 5
Monday, October 6
Tuesday, October 7
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 9
Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11
Sunday, October 12

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Featuring one heart-racing, toe-tapping event after another.

All Grandstand events are FREE with paid Gate Admission to the Fair.
All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our 2014 Grandstand Entertainment Schedule has been finalized! Can’t wait to see all these amazing events!

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm:
Concert: Parmalee sponsored by WPAW 93.1 The Wolf

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Concert: Craig Campbell presented by Q104.1 New Country

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Concert: Jamie Grace and Colton Dixon sponsored by WBFJ Your Family Station

Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 pm:
OTTPA Tractor Pull

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

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Top Spin rated the best ride at the Dixie Classic fair. Scary!

Dixie Classic Fair Official Website: www.dcfair.com

Dixie Classic Fair on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcfair

Jim Cole in Concert-Churches Reach Out to Help Others

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  • When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Where: Shallowford Square, Lewisville, NC.
  • Time: 6:00 pm

Over the years, Shallowford Square in Lewisville, NC has become a gathering place for family, friends and neighbors to enjoy plays, picnics and concerts. On September 27, 2014 at 6 pm, nationally-known Christian recording artist, Jim Cole will be in concert to benefit the Lewisville Community Assistance Program. “We at 89.3 WBFJ-FM are very excited to host this concert and welcome Jim Cole back to the area. Jim Cole sounds remarkably like James Taylor, so if you like JT, you’ll love Jim Cole. The concert is free, however, we encourage everyone to bring a non-perishable food item, plus a love offering will be received for the Lewisville Community Assistance Program,” said Kurt Myers, WBFJ-FM.

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The Lewisville Community Assistance Program provides food and financial aid to families in need in the Lewisville area and is supported by twelve churches from different denominations. Two local businesses and several churches are sponsoring the event: Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes, Lewisville Drug Company, Lewisville UMC, Lewisville Baptist, Sunrise UMC, Generations Church, Westside Christian Church and Robinhood Road Baptist Church.

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James Taylor and Jim Cole backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in the spring of 2007.

“I’m very grateful for the financial and prayer support from the community. This is going to be a great time for friends to gather and to help others in times of need. So it’s a win-win for everyone. Opening act will be Westside Worship from Westside Christian Church followed by Jim Cole. We will have food vendors offering hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, slushies, snow cones and more. We truly hope that this concert will build a sense of faith and encouragement to the community through the hope, love and saving grace of Jesus Christ,” commented Kurt.

The date of the concert is Saturday September 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Shallowford Square, Lewisville, NC.

The Lewisville Community Assistance Program (LCAP) is headquartered at Lewisville UMC and is supported by twelve local churches: Harmony Grove UMC, New Hope AME Zion Church, Lewisville Baptist, Concord UMC, Shallowford Presbyterian, Sharon UMC, Sunrise UMC, Union UMC, Shiloh Lutheran, Trinity Friends and Unity Moravian.

Story by- Carolyn Peterson http://www.forsythfamilymagazine.com/author/carolyn-peterson/

Website Links

www.wbfj.fm

www.jimcoleonline.com

www.raypublishing.org

www.triadfamilynetwork.org

www.forsythfamilymagazine.com

Triad Holiday Food Drive

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The Holiday Concerts sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line have provided The Salvation Army with food to help feed those in need. Millions of cans of food have been collected since 1987.

This is the largest and most important food raising event of the year for The Salvation Army.  Last year, over 20,000 people where served.

For years, the Holiday Concerts have been held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial and in Burlington and are a proven tradition offering quality holiday entertainment. The Concerts invite families to attend an evening of music provided by the Greensboro and Winston Salem Symphony’s.  The “cost” to attend is a can of food.

In recent years, the need in the TRIAD has exceeded the cans collections at the concerts.  That is why FOX8, Old Dominion Freight Line and  The Salvation Army are reaching out to local businesses to participate in an eight week campaign culminating with the Concerts  (Winston-Salem: December 13, Greensboro: December 14, Burlington: December 19).

How your business can help:

  • Create an internal food drive – asking employees to participate and in turn provide them with special incentives if they do.
  • Choose a period of time and ask your customers to donate canned food, offering them a discount if they do.
  • The goal of each participating business should be a minimum of 15,000 cans of food or at least $5,000 which The Salvation Army will use to purchase food (3 cans of food for every dollar collected).

Examples to consider:

  • A team building event- create teams internally – be creative, set a goal and the team with the most cans wins bragging rights and an incentive (vacation day?)
  • Top Dog for a Day.  Sell tickets internally to have the winner be the Leader of the business for a day.
  • A company wide bake sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • A company wide yard sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • Host a golf tournament
  • Wine tasting event
  • Sell raffles inside your company – the winner to receive prize of your choice
  • Host an Auction
  • For retail/quick serve restaurants – ask customers to bring in canned food for a discounted offer off their purchase, include a  donation box on counters.

Exposure for the Triad Holiday Food Drive and participating businesses:

  • FOX8 will include your business on the Triad Holiday Food Drive page housed on myFOX8.com (triadholidayfooddrive.com).  This will showcase each business participating in the Triad Holiday Food Drive and how they are helping to feed the needy in our community.
  • Turn Key for your business – The Salvation Army will drop off boxes and pick up from your business if required.
  • FOX8 will create multiple announcements encouraging businesses to participate, this message will run in high profile areas on FOX8.  In addition, FOX8 will include social media posts encouraging participation.  We will include the triadholidayfooddrive.com link in all pushes.
  • In addition to the exposure on the triadholidayfooddrive.com page, each business will receive exposure on myFOX8.com and with social media; highlighting your business and all participating businesses.
  • All participating businesses will be listed in the Holiday Concerts program.  Over 15,000 programs printed.
  • At the conclusion of the Holiday Concerts, FOX8 will create one message recognizing all participating businesses.  This message will air on FOX8 and Antenna TV during December and January.

Official Website: http://triadholidayfooddrive.com/

Fox 8 News: http://myfox8.com/2014/08/14/2014-triad-holiday-food-drive/

WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

WED OCT 8 IN THE GRANDSTAND AT 7:30PM

FEATURING: COLTON DIXON & JAMIE GRACE

The concert is FREE with Gate Admission to the Fair…
Wed Oct 8 is Lowes Foods Day @ the fair – 5 cans/boxes of Lowes Foods house brand gets free admission. Proceeds go to Crisis Control Ministry.

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For more information go to www.wbfj.fm

The WBFJ Local Flavors Summer Concert Series

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The WBFJ Local Flavors Summer Concert Series – Giving You a Taste of the Best Local Music Talent in our Area. Thursday Evenings from 7 to 9 pm in the Hanes Mall Food Court. The event is free and is sponsored by Lewisville Drug Company,  Lewisville’s Hometown Pharmacy.

VIEW THE SCHEDULE

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WBFJ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WBFJ.FM

WBFJ Official Website: www.wbfj.fm

 

2nd Annual Summer Jam For Cancer Slam

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2nd Annual Summer Jam For Cancer Slam!

Saturday June 14th at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson!

Poker Run 
Registration: 9am – 10:30am
$15/Hand
50/50 Split Best Hand
Prize For Worst Hand

Live Music All Day 10am – 5pm By:
Phixius || Floyd Circle Band || The Thermatones || Joel Ferris Project ||
Time Flyers || Smokin John & The Bourbon Bluez Band

Events
Bikini Bike Wash || Vendors || Raffle || Auction

Presented By:
The Hill Top Club & Smokin’ Harley-Davidson

For more information please call Bro. Bill @ 722-3106 or Tracy @ 997-3162

3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem

Visit Smokin’ Harley on the web @ www.smokinharley.com/summer-jam.htm

New Year’s Eve Events 2013

New Year’s Eve Events 2013

Looking for something to do to ring in 2014? There are plenty of New Year’s Eve events and activities shaping up in the Triad. Many bars, clubs, hotels and organizations are planning stuff in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point to celebrate the new year.

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Rockin New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, Dec 31 7:00p

We’ll celebrate with buffet dinner, the show, door prizes throughout the night, dancing with the band Cufflinx after the show, & champagne toast at midnight, all followed by a piping hot breakfast …

Tos New Year’s Eve Jam

Tuesday, Dec 31 9:30p

Triad Old School New Year’s Eve Jam December 31ST At Dynacon Event Center Bring In The New Year With Your Tos Family! We Will Have A Midnight Champagne Toast And The Traditional New Years Eve Meal!

New Year’s Eve Oldies Benefit Ballroom Dance Party

Tuesday, Dec 31 9:00p
Guilford Grange, Greensboro

New Year’s Eve Oldies Benefit Ballroom Dance Party, 9:00 pm-midnight; Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro (off Lindley Rd & College Rd)…

Millennium Center’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Tuesday, Dec 31 9:30p
Millennium Center, Winston-Salem

The Top Venue for Ringing in the New Year in the Triad! Join us for Millennium Center’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party Tickets include a glass of champagne for toasting and a late night breakfast prov…

John Denver And Jim Curry NYE 2014

Tuesday, Dec 31 8:00p
Westover Church, Greensboro

More info @ http://tinyurl.com/q8ku7n2 New Year’s Eve 2014 Party at Westover Church, Greensboro NC,early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets Now.

NYE 2014: The Champagne Resolution

Tuesday, Dec 31 10:00p

More info @ http://tinyurl.com/nk4n5av NYE 2014 @ Visions VIP Booths Available Free Parking Exclusive VIP Buffet Drink Specials all night!

John Denver’s 70th Birthday Tribute with the Greensboro Symphony

Tuesday, Dec 31 8:00p
Westover Church, Greensboro

In the single most historic John Denver event of the decade, Jim Curry will appear with the Greensboro Symphony New Year’s Eve with Lee Holdridge, the Emmy and Grammy winning conductor and composer…

NYE 2014 The Little Black Dress Event

Tuesday, Dec 31 9:00p
Club Kush, Greensboro

Cheers!!! Come bring in the New Year at the #1 party in the city. New Years Eve 2014 || The Little Black Dress Event || At Kush Bar & Hookah Lounge || 2 Levels / 2DJ’s || Kush – iScream Ent…

17th Annual Polar Bear Ride

Wednesday, Jan 1 10:00a
Cycles deOro, Greensboro

To find out up-to-the minute events on SmittysNotes.com. Or visit these other Triad Web sites for more information RelishnowGoTriad366Events.com and YesWeekly.

Have a fun, safe and happy New Year! ~Ray Publishing

Visit Winston Salem for the Holidays

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UNC School of the ArtsNutcracker performance returns to Winston-Salem’s UNC School of the Arts Stevens Center Dec. 13-22! Directed by Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Ethan Stiefel, this year’s performance is sure to wow you! Packages with The Historic Brookstown Inn are available at http://visitwinstonsalem.com/holiday

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Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

Entering its 22nd season, the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park is open nightly from 6-11 p.m. starting Nov. 23 – Jan. 1.

Festival of Lights patrons can listen to festive tunes on our interactive musical displays in which the music is original compositions from the UNC School of the Arts Music Technology students. There will be over 80 displays along the route! Also, to make the show more eco-friendly and brighter, majority of all displays will now feature the low-energy LED Lights.

The Holiday Gift Village, located halfway through the light show route, features locally crafted gifts, concessions, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Gift available at the barn include holiday crafts, wood workings, and other fine items made by over 70 local vendors. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus are available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Visitors have the option of paying for tractor-pulled hayrides and horse-drawn carriage rides. Reservations are required and can be placed by calling Tanglewood Stables at (336) 766-9540.

The cost for the Festival of Lights for a family vehicle is $10 for Monday-Thursday and $15 Friday-Sunday and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Commercial vans are $20 Monday-Thursday and $25 Friday-Sunday and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Buses and motorcoaches are $90 every day.

For more information about Tanglewood Park or the Festival of Lights and special events surrounding the light show, visit http://forsyth.cc/parks/Tanglewood/fol/ or call (336) 703.6400.winstonsalemskyline

Please visit the official Visit Winston-Salem Website http://visitwinstonsalem.com/