Category: Events

Holly Day Fair-It’s a thing

This was my very first year attending the 52nd Holly Day Fair at the Crown.

I was like WHOA.

In the parking lot.

Cause dude, it was madness! I didn’t know this was such a thing. But it really was.

Snagged a parking spot and skipped in the building to find the crown turned into a holiday shopping wonderland.

Vendors lined the entire place. I’m talking everything from woodworking to wine to Christmas ornaments. It was cool.

Honestly, I had so fun much hanging out with my friends and listening to the vendors stories about their businesses and products. It was such a social experience and I have a great appreciation for that.

I love love love supporting small businesses during the holidays.

Not only are you supporting someone’s dream and their family-but typically what you find at a small business is a lot cooler and more personable than a chain. I love finding unique gifts with a story to tell. Nobody wants another pair of socks, guys. Unless they’re cool like Proven by Ruben style. #letsbereal

Proven by Ruben

While this Holly Day Fair wrapped up on Sunday, it’ll be back next year and I definitely think everyone should go check it out. It got me in the holiday spirit and I got to check out some businesses that I didn’t know about!The place was hoppin’ and I’m glad I tried something new this holiday season!

Music City-and I didn’t even have to travel

Wooden lit up stage

Guitars jammin

Tunes flowin

Cowgirl boots & dresses, flashing lights, Elvis statues & musicians on every corner hoping for their big break.

I remember walking down Broadway Street in Nashville, TN for the first time like it was yesterday…at 10:00 am.

Yep, it’s the city where music and dreams never sleep. It’s something else.

Music City captures Nashville to a T. I got that Nashville vibe right off the bat and became so invested in the characters as the layers of the story unfolded. I laughed, I cried, I gave Alyssa the “did you see that?” look.Now there is NOT much that makes this Billy Joel lovin’ girl cry but, this musical hit home. Serious props to everyone involved in this production.

So much has gone into bringing this show to life. I got to hear first hand how the story has evolved and let me tell you-it has come a long way! It’s amazing what details change and the thought that goes into it in order to create just the right feeling.

I left with a serious appreciation for what it takes to put on a show like this.

The choreography was done by Tyce Diorio who is well known for his work on the show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. He has choreographed many stars and has won a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding choreography. The quality of work that went into this is obvious.

Pretty cool if you ask me!The show ended with a standing ovation and conversations of appreciation filled the lobby.

I’m seriously considering going to see it again.

Like today.

Kaylyn Marie who plays “23”

Over the Edge

“I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend…la dee daaa”

That song is stuck in my head for the remainder of this day.So who wants to rappel off the Executive building for a great cause?You can rappel to celebrate a milestone.

Rappel to check it off your bucket list.

Rappel cause all the cool kids are doin’ it.

Whatever your reason, it’s going to be one of the grooviest things to hit downtown!

Register Here!

You will have your own page within the campaign to tell your story of why you’re going over and to fund-raise! You can invite friends, family, followers, your dog’s groomer, hair stylist, the lady at the grocery store you almost ran into with your cart,  whoever! Supporters can donate $2, $5, $48.65…whatever they want to put towards seeing you scale down a building like a boss.Your goal is to raise $1,000 in order to rappel. All proceeds go to poverty prevention programs at CEED. You are putting money back into the city we live in by doing something epic. How cool is this?

You even have the option to form a team to raise the money and pick one person on your team to rappel. This is a good option if you want to get involved and see someone specific go Over the Edge. This is also a great option because having multiple people raise the funds will be much easier to do!

Or

You can “Toss Your Boss” over the edge-employees can raise funds and if you meet the goal your fearless leader has to go over the edge…unless of course, they match what you raised in which case they can turn around a pick an employee!Overall, this fundraiser is meant to be celebratory. We want you to have fun, collaborate with others, and bring the community together.

The event is October 27th…Halloween weekend. (I’m thinking costumes!) (Okay I’m not just thinking it, I already bought mine)

If you want to support a great cause but don’t really want to do another 5k, shake things up and join in on the fun! This is a unique opportunity and no experience is needed!The event will take place on the Executive Tower in downtown Fayetteville. It is simple, just register, meet your fundraising goal, and rappel on October 27th!CEED is able to lead the way in economic development and poverty prevention in our area because of our community. For 10 years we have brought you an out of the ordinary fundraising event to support our poverty prevention programs and now we have the opportunity to celebrate the successes of all of our programs through our Over the Edge event.

For more information call: (910)-323-3377
E-mail: edgers@ncceed.org
Visit: http://www.ncceed.org/OTE