Clemmons Community Day: A Great Event for the Whole Family!



Parents are always on the lookout for wholesome activities the kids can enjoy, and if it’s an event they can enjoy, too—all the better! Once a year, that comes along in the form of Clemmons Community Day! This year, Clemmons Community Day takes place on May 7th at the Jerry Long Family YMCA in Clemmons.

Seven years strong, Clemmons Community Day was the joint, creative venture of Jody Peske and John Bost—both dynamic members of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber. Their vision for a Chamber-sponsored event designed to promote local businesses has become an annual favorite that is attended rain or shine!

Michael Roels, who co-owns Essential Balanced Bodywork with his amazing wife, Emily, is the Chamber’s Vice-President of Community Service. He is in his second year of service to the event, and this year, he is also the chair of the planning committee. “Last year, 140 vendors participated in Clemmons Community Day, and despite an unseasonably chilly, rainy day, over 1500 people joined us to celebrate at Clemmons Community Day!”

Always one to extend credit where he believes it is due, Michael shares that the event’s popularity is largely attributed to former Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber president, Joanna Lyall. “While Joanna no longer serves in a leadership position,” said Michael, “she still volunteers and has set the bar high for all of us who work on this event.”

Ginny Chase serves as the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber Director and takes great pride in the effort that goes into making the Clemmons Community Day event a day for great family fun. “We love seeing the kids enjoy all the fun activities we’ve planned. We promise to keep the whole family entertained!”

While entertainment is a priority, another focus of Clemmons Community Day is to showcase the local businesses in the area. Ginny said, “The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber has grown so much over the last few years. We are always looking for innovative ways to promote the local businesses in our community. One of our newest ideas is a “Shop Local” card, which will be available for purchase at the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber tent.” This $10 card is a great idea, and this year, 15 local businesses are offering discounts and incentives for a full year.

Clemmons Community Day is also an ideal time to help support the local Clemmons Food Pantry! Visitors are encouraged to bring canned food to donate, and Forsyth Magazines is doing their part to motivate visitors as well. For every canned food item donated to the Clemmons Food Pantry, visitors will get a door-prize ticket for the Forsyth Magazines prize board which will be located in their tent.

Rain or shine, Clemmons Community Day is going to be a great place to be on May 7th. You and your family are going to love it!

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7th Annual Clemmons Community Day
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons
Additional parking available at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center

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Activities will include:
Bouncy house | Face Painting | Balloon Art | Talent Show | DJ | Live Music | Rock wall | Velcro wall | Clemmons Fire Truck | Sheriff’s Car | Exercise Demos

Be sure to meet:
Kimberly Van Scoy | the Wake Forest Demon Deacon | Winston-Salem Dash Bolt

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Ginny and the volunteers who plan Clemmons Community Day are already making plans for 2017! The Chamber is grateful for seven years of hospitality by the Jerry Long Family YMCA, but in 2017, Clemmons Community Day will be moved to Tanglewood Park, a larger location. Those who are interested in participating should contact Ginny at LewisvilleClemmonsChamber@gmail.com.


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