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Free flu shots available

Oct. 3, 2015/Submitted
  The seasonal flu vaccine is available at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. Flu vaccine is the best way to protect you from the flu and is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will provide flu vaccine to anyone at no cost while supplies last. High Dose vaccine for those over the age of 65 will also be available. The health department will not offer FluMist or intradermal (micro-needle) Flu.
  Flu shots will be given in Clinic 3 (a walk-in clinic, appointments are not necessary) of the health department at 799 N. Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem on Mondays through Wednesdays from 8:30am until 3:45pm, on Thursdays from 9:30am until 6:45pm and on Fridays from 8:30am until 11:45am.
  For more information about flu vaccination, contact the health department at (336) 703-3100.

Garden club reschedules annual plant sale

Sept. 25, 2015/Charlotte Evans
  This weekend's rainy weather caused the Garden Spot of the World Club to postpone its annual fall plant sale until next Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Rural Hall Library from 8am until 2pm.
  According to Wallace Williamson, garden club president, the event will be held, rain or shine. If it rains next Saturday, the garden club will hold the plant sale in the "big room" of the library.
  An assortment of plants will be available including a special collection of blueberry bushes. Baked goods, crafts and beverages will also be available.
  "We have three varieties [of blueberry bushes] that grow well here in the Piedmont" Williamson shared, adding that the club will sell them for $10 each, or three for $25.
  All proceeds from the plant sale fund community beautification projects such as the hanging baskets and flower beds at the welcome signs and throughout Rural Hall.

Rural Hall's Flat & Fast 10K is fast-approaching

Sept. 22, 2015/Charlotte Evans
FlatnFastlogo   The Rural Hall Area Business Association’s (RHABA) Flat and Fast Rural Hall 10K is fast approaching!
  With less than four weeks left before the 9th running of the annual charity event, plenty of time remains to register for this “flat and fast” run on Saturday, Oct. 17.
  “With low runner fees and a relatively flat USATF-certified 10k course, we are fast becoming an annual favorite on runner’s calendars in the Triad,” Race Director Steve Hill of RHABA stated recently about RHABA’s annual fundraiser that benefits Rural Hall Elementary School.
  Trophies for the three best overall males and three best overall females will be awarded for each race. Olympic-styled medals will be awarded for the top three males and top three female runners in each of 11 age groups.
  “With 66 awards for each race, every runner will have an excellent opportunity to take home a medal or trophy!” Hill declared.
This year a few changes have occurred:
  A 5K has been added this year which eliminates Forum Parkway and the neighborhoods from the 10K course resulting in an “absolutely flat” run, mainly a closed-off lane of Hwy. 65. The 5K, Hill shares, “will be great for first-time runners, for more experienced runners preparing for a more taxing run, or for anyone just wanting to beat their record 5K time.”
  Another change this year includes the switch to Go Sports Timing & Events of Mt. Airy for the timing of the race, which also introduces the 10K to chip-timing, using chips in the runner bibs which provides instant results that will be reported on a large flat-screen TV as runners cross the finish line. The chip timing will allow RHABA to transition from race to awards presentations more quickly, according to Hill.
  The website used for online registrations is also changing this year. Runners may register online for only $30 for the 10K or $25 for the 5K at before Oct. 13 at 6pm. Walk up registrations on race day will be accepted beginning at 6:15am for $35, $30, respectively.