An Evening with Friends of Downtown

An Evening with Friends of Downtown

Inline image 2We had the opportunity to host our first Friends of Downtown Thank You party! Our thanks to Felecia Hipp for use of the space and to all of you that helped us celebrate the 25th year of the organization! FVDA’s Roaring 20’s Speakeasy is now on the books!

Joseph Fasy, of Hook and Cleaver Market on Broad, has been a big part of revitalization efforts in downtown and helped us by donating a variety of era appropriate foods for our guests. You should have seen the sparkle in his eyes when we told him the plan. It’s no wonder he was just mentioned in Southern Living and continues to do amazing things in the food industry.

The ladies were dazzling, the gentlemen dapper and Mr. Goodboothprovided the perfect spot to capture the shenanigans. Always a privilege to work with someone who strives to help your event and guests look their best- such a fun addition to any occasion! Thanks Jebb Graff!

Many others to thank for helping us make this evening possible including our Board of Directors for their time and contributions to the event.

Our local breweries: Aviator Brewing CompanyFainting Goat Brewing CompanyThe Mason Jar Lager Company

And local businesses that helped us with treats, decor and prizes!
Chocolate Fix
SUR Furniture
KnB’S Marketplace
4 Tour Farm
Raleigh Rum Company

We all enjoyed the jazzy sounds of Floyd’s Boys Band, a group of local students that put on a great show! There was even a little dancing…

We can’t wait for the next Friends of Downtown event! In the meantime, be on the look out for the downtown event posts and the yearly event card in your water bill and in local businesses. Our thanks to individuals,  non-profits, businesses, the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce and Town of Fuquay-Varina for all they do to make this a great community!

Build Community.  Support Local.

Build Community. Support Local.

Photo by Jebb Graff |
Production stills and some food photography from the filming of a Flavor, NC episode featuring Chef Joseph Fasy of Hook and Cleaver Market on Broad. Location: Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden

Build community. Support local. That’s our mission as a non-profit in downtown. We have the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented professionals. Thankfully, they share their talents with us and other groups they are called to help. We couldn’t do what we do without their help and support.

Most importantly, they share those talents with each other to help one another grow and support each other’s goals. After all, that’s a big part of what support local means. When you support them as well, it means even more. Build community. Support local. You never know how far your simple act or contribution will reach.