Bridge Now Open! Businesses Celebrate Opening with Bridge Bash November 12

Rogers Road Bridge Bash

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With much eagerness and anticipation, the Rogers Road Bridge is scheduled to reopen as planned on November 8. Though Hurricane Matthew blew through and left some damage, the N.C. Department of Transportation determined the storm did not cause any serious problems.

Businesses on Rogers Road will be celebrating the reopening with a Bridge Bash on November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public and packed with family fun and excitement.

Featured will be a DJ, bounce house, obstacle course, demonstrations, face painting, food trucks and much more.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 per ticket or $20 for five tickets. Proceeds will be divided, with half going to a lucky winner and the other half equally divided between two deserving charities: Cancer Shucks Foundation, which provides aid to individuals diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer in the Wake Forest area, and Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, which is a volunteer-run not-for-profit that provides food to eligible clients in Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Youngsville.

The grand prize drawing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., and raffle ticket holders must be present to win.

Parking will be at the Heritage Pointe Shoppes, 3309 Rogers Road, and volunteers will be available to help direct traffic.

Weather may or may not delay the Bash. Interested attendees can keep up to date by checking the webpage at

Nicole Humphrey, president of Nicole Yvette Signature Events, is assisting the businesses with planning the event.

“This will be a great event and a good way for the community to show support for the local businesses impacted by the bridge closing,” Humphrey said.

— Lisa Brown,, November 2016