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Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently agreed to volunteer with Fuquay-Varina Downtown because of the inspiring impact this group has on the community. For several years I worked at a job that had a time commitment that didn't allow me to volunteer, but as soon as my schedule changed I jumped at the chance to work with this group. I have lived in other towns where the downtown faded and disappeared as times changed. This organization is committed to keeping downtown Fuquay-Varina alive and well with enthusiasm. They are constantly finding ways to engage the business owners and residents to work together to create a lively, fun downtown. I'm looking forward to being part of it in the years to come.