February 10, 2016
By Jeanne E. Fredriksen
On January 6, the Rolesville satellite group of the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club presented nearly 100 stuffed animals as a result of the drive they sponsored. The purpose of the drive was twofold: to help comfort children and to help law enforcement officers to be the best at their jobs, Rolesville group spokeswoman Julie Smith said. “Police officers have been held in such poor light lately due to events across our country. We want to make it easy for our police to ‘be the good guys’ again,” Smith said. “When children are caught in the middle of a domestic violence dispute or worse, we want them to feel comforted with something as small as a stuffed animal, given to them by the man or woman in uniform who is there to protect them.” For more information about the Rolesville group, email Julie@SteamProNC.com.
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Redfield Martial Arts began offering classes in Wake Forest as of November 15. Concentrating on Tang Soo Do, Bernard Redfield, owner of a successful studio in Garner, teaches in his Wake Forest home studio at 3912 Heritage View Trail. The difference between what he teaches and other martial arts disciplines is, Redfield said, is that “Tang Soo Do is recognized as an effective self-defense system worldwide, taught to soldiers in Korea, and was studied by Chuck Norris, Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen. My school takes Tang Soo Do and adds Hapki-Do and Judo into the system so it’s a much more rounded self-defense system.” Call 919-628-9482 mobile or 919-661-0037 studio in Garner. Wake Forest hours: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday. More times will be added as more students sign up, and eventually a commercial studio will open in Wake Forest. Learn more by visiting www.redtangsoodo.com and Facebook.