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Garden club plans annual plant sale

April 21, 2015/Submitted
SpringPlantSale   The Garden Spot of the World Club will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00 am until 2 pm in a new location! The club's spring fundraiser will be held at the Rural Hall Library at 7125 Broad Street.
  Shrubs, annuals, perennials, compost, baked goods and crafts will be available at the club's fundraising event.
  All profits from the plant sale assist in the funding of the beautification projects throughout Rural Hall including the hanging baskets and flower beds which the Rural Hall garden club has provided or maintained for several years.
  Other locations where the club’s handiwork may be seen is Town Hall, Covington Park, the post office, the library and the cemetery.
  Recently, the club planted the attention-grabbing hanging baskets at a club member's home. The baskets will be hung throughout Rural Hall in the near future.
  For additional information about the spring plant sale fundraiser for the club or for more information about joining the Garden Spot of the World club, call Wallace Williamson at (336) 642-4240.

Rural Hall officials approve proposed fire department budget

April 16, 2015/Charlotte Evans
  Town officials approved a nine-tenths-of-a-cent tax increase for the Rural Hall Fire Department’s proposed 2015-16 budget during the Town Council meeting held Monday night. The proposed budget will be submitted to Forsyth and Stokes Counties for approval.
  The nearly one-cent tax increase is required due to the closing of the Westinghouse Forge which hit the town and the fire department hard, according to Town Manager Frank James. The proposed tax increase will generate enough revenue to enable the fire department “to maintain what we have”, James said.
  The council members also approved a new job description for an administrative assistant that adds more responsibilities to the former role of receptionist, according to James, “Additionally, we raised the bar on the educational requirement.”
  Town officials review job descriptions every two years.
In other news:
  Mayor Larry Williams announced this year’s National Day of Prayer will be hosted by Rural Hall Moravian Church on Thursday, May 7 at 12 noon.
  Williams also shared that Municipal Clerks Week is May 3 through May 9 this year.
  One of Rural Hall’s Community Policing Officers will be leaving on April 28. Officer Jeremiah Doub will be entering the detective division in Clemmons so the town will be acquiring a new community policing officer.

Rural Hall's kicks off "Get Smart, Get Moving!" program

April 13, 2015/Charlotte Evans
  Rural Hall’s “Get Smart, Get Moving!” program kicks off today at Covington Park at 6pm with a kick-off meeting to be held in the picnic shelter.
  The six-month exercise and wellness program promotes increased physical activity and overall general wellness for all ages with the goal of moving more than before.
  Participants need to register to receive a six-month fitness journal that includes a daily exercise log, a daily eating log, health data and much more which makes tracking progress simple.
  Participants are encouraged to walk and exercise at Covington Park as well as throughout the community while tracking and charting their activity and progress in the fitness journal throughout the six months.

Garden club names April's Yard of the Month

April 9, 2015/Submitted

Community Easter Celebration draws a crowd

April 4, 2015/Charlotte Evans