Mission: The mission of Fuquay-Varina Downtown is to promote the thriving business and residential historic districts of Fuquay-Varina, NC. We promote preservation, educate the public, support the business environment and grow community.
Results: Fuquay-Varina Downtown has been promoting the downtown districts of Fuquay-Varina, NC since 1999. Some of the highlights from 2012 include: State Award for Best Branding and Image Building Campaign, State Award Winner for Best Special Promotion Honorable Mention, USDA Grant recipient for the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina, and new downtown banners, maps and public art, as well as many successful events including the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina, the Candy Hop, Celebration of the Arts, multiple Cash Mobs, the Downtown Chili Cook-Off, Downtown Bounty, Trick or Treat in Downtown, the En Plein Air Paint Off and Art Auction, Movie Under the Stars, Downtown Cruise-In, Cash for Christmas, Sleigh Rides, and the Cultural Arts Visioning Meeting.
Programs: The purpose of the corporation is to promote the historic preservation, protection and use of the town of fuquay-varina's traditional downtown area, including that area's commercial enterprises and residences.
I moved to Fuquay-Varina several years ago and found a community of friendly, hard working, fun people who cared about their downtown. After joining the Women's Club and Garden Club I decided to offer my help with the Downtown Association and found a group of people with energy and ideas of how to revitalize the historic district in F-V. The outstanding Director and her staff of one(!) do so much for this community. She knows every shopkeeper and works hard to upgrade the look of the downtown along with fun events to bring people to the downtown for shopping and dining. I am impressed with the volunteers who give their time to this non-profit with one goal in mind - to bring businesses and shoppers to a beautiful, historic part of town.
I've been a volunteer with Fuquay-Varina Downtown since 2006 and continue to be thrilled with the impact the group has on the community. The tireless volunteers, the dedicated Board of Directors and the awesome Executive Director make each event special and every project successful. The commitment to the downtown merchants and property owners is wonderful. Each donation is appreciated and stretched as far as possible without compromising quality. If you're looking for a non-profit to support, you can't go wrong with Fuquay-Varina Downtown.