Fun, Food, Run, Chat – Events Coming Up In Rolesville

Late October and early November will be a busy time for the Town of Rolesville, so mark your calendars and come out to enjoy the events!

Following last year’s overwhelming success, the Town of Rolesville’s Fall Fun Fest will take to the street again on Saturday, October 22. South Main Street near Main Street Park will be the location, and the fest will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We’re anticipating another large turnout like we had last year,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director J. G. Ferguson. “The street was packed all day last year.”

What’s new this year? Two popular local bands will provide the music. The Will McBride Band will perform from 10:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., and Redline The Band will take the stage from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

The Fall Fun Fest will feature close 60 vendors selling various arts, crafts and products, plus there will be informational booths. Food trucks will be on hand for your dining delight, including Baozi Food Truck, Jam Soft Serve Ice Cream, Kona Ice, Bandito’s Taco Trailer and Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels. In addition, La Dolce Vita Bakery will sell some of their most popular bakery delights.

RPD RacesAlso on Saturday, October 22, and just before the opening of Fall Fun Fest, the Rolesville Police Department will host the Hero 5K and the Superhero Mile. There’s still time to pre-register and get the best registration fee possible for both races.

The Hero 5k is a competitive race open to anyone. Participants will run a course through Rolesville. The Superhero Mile is a fun run for ages 12 and under. Both races will start at Rolesville Community School Park, Field A, located at 121 Redford Place Drive.

“The Hero 5K/Superhero Mile is a great way to come out and dress like your Hero or Superhero while supporting the police department,” said Chief Bobby Langston. “All money that is raised will fund our Shop with a Cop program in December.”

The Hero 5k will begin at 9:00 a.m. with day-of registration starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration from October 8 to 21 is $35.00. Day-of registration is $40.00 (cash only).

The Superhero Mile will start at 9:15 a.m. with day-of registration starting at 8:00 a.m. Early bird registration is $5.00 now through October 21. On the day of the race, registration will be $10.00.

Runners can pre-register by going online to the Parks and Recreation signup page, . Click on Special Events and then Road Races to see both options. Shirt subject to availability.

Even if you’re not participating in either race, plan to support those who are! For more information on the races or Fall Fun Fest, call (919) 554-6582.

On Thursday, November 3, Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston will host Chat with the Chief from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle.

“Chat with the Chief is a great opportunity for our citizens to come out and hear about the police department and have an opportunity to voice any concerns or just let us know that we are doing a good job,” said Chief Langston.

For more information about Chat with a Chief, call 919-556-7226.

— Jeanne E. Fredriksen • • October 2016