Monday, April 30, 2012

East Sanford Block Party makes a difference on McIver!

SANFORD, N.C. –Around 150 volunteers got down and dirty Saturday April 28 2012 for the East Sanford Block Party. Leaders, citizens, local realtors, the Boy Scouts, the 4H club, members of Shallow Well Church, First Congregational Christian Church, First Baptist Church, and Prevailing Life Christian Center worked together to clean-up McIver Street between the section of Market and Seventh. Total, twenty-nine houses experienced a make-over in landscaping, painting or home repairs.

The Block Party couldn’t have happened without help from the Sanford Area Association of Realtors. In addition to the labor, representatives from that group got several items donated by area businesses, including $1,200 in materials from Lowes Home Improvement of Sanford. First Baptist Church contributed by serving breakfast, whereas members of the First Congregational Christian Church prepared and served lunch. The Temple Teens also helped by serenading the audience during lunch.

This was the second year for the event. Last year the City of Sanford, New Hope Baptist Church and others targeted Charlotte Avenue. At present, Maple Avenue is expected to be the focus point for 2013. Community Development Manager, Karen Kennedy, anticipates the project will happen again in the spring time between the areas of Third and Seventh. This event was in conjunction with the Mayor's Housing Task Force.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

East Sanford Block Party Fun!

Sanford City Leaders, volunteers, and citizens hit the streets today to clean up the community.The areas of Market and Seventh on McIver street were the main areas targeted. Mayor Cornelia Olive, Lee County Manager John Crumpton, City Manager Hal Hegwer, and some of the other Council members teamed up on the project. Here are some pictures from the event.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Do you want to be heard?

Don't miss your chance to share your thoughts on what's happening in Sanford! This coming Tuesday May 1st at 7:00pm inside city hall, Mayor Olive and the other City council members will gather to hear from you.
They'll be discussing sales tax, the Isenhour house's landmark status, and the upcoming pottery festival. To learn more about the meeting and the agenda, visit or click on the agenda link listed below


We know how Katie Perry spends her Friday nights, but what about you? The City of Sanford would like to invite you to attend "The Screen on the Green Spring Movie Series" starting next Friday in downtown. Bring a blanket, chairs and a special someone to share the evening with! The series will begin with Michael J. Fox's, "Back to the Future." If you can't make it don't worry, the series runs until June 1. Check out the movie menu below:

May 4 – Back to the Future
May 11 – Time Bandits
May 18 – Jumanji
May 25 – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
June 1 – Meet the Robinsons

The outdoor cinema starts just after dark each evening.


The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, simply perfect for a round of golf! Have you ever hit the links at Sanford's municipal golf course? People of all ages are welcome and the prices are very affordable starting in the twenties. Plus if you've never swung a club before, golf pro David VonCanon is more than happy to help. Check it out!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wanna Party?

SANFORD, N.C. – Grab a rake, hedge clippers, and your tools the second annual East Sanford Block Party is coming Saturday, April 28 from 8A.M. – 4P.M. Volunteers, community leaders and businesses will team up to restore homes on McIver Street between Market Street and Seventh Street. In fact, Lowes Home Improvement of Sanford is donating $1,200 in materials and sending some of their employees to take part. They’ll join the Sanford Area Association of Realtors, First Congregational Christian Church, First Baptist Church, Prevailing Life Christian Center and others in landscaping, painting and providing various home repairs.

On top of the clean-up, lunch will be served to the volunteers and citizens in this neighborhood. The Temple Teens and a local band will provide music during the event.