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Spencer community partners plan December 12 holiday drive-in

Families in the Town of Spencer are invited to celebrate community and the holidays in a safe way, at the Spencer Hometown Holiday Drive-In on Saturday, December 12 in Park Plaza. Local partners are planning an event that will comply with COVID-19 pandemic health and safety guidance. Attendees are invited to arrive beginning at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy holiday music; order drive-in/call-in dinner from partners Belly's Soul Food Diner, Pinocchio's of Spencer, and Roger Dogs; and hear live music from One Fret Over, a group of young bluegrass musicians. The evening culminates with illuminating a variety of lighted decorations and a Christmas tree at 8:00 p.m. All attendees will remain in their vehicles throughout the event and hear the show via FM transmitter. Signage encouraging practicing the 3 Ws (Wear, Wait, and Wash), social distancing, and other protocols will be in place.

Town of Spencer to receive $750,000 CDBG grant for home repairs

Town of Spencer officials received good news to kick off Thanksgiving weekend, which will impact the community for years to come. Tuesday evening, NC Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division notified Mayor Jonathan Williams of the Town’s award of $750,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for its Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Funds may be spent on rehabilitation, acquisition, emergency repairs or other eligible housing activities. Town staff will receive further guidance on the award in the weeks to come, and then Town and Salisbury CDC staff will begin work to accept the grant and identify potential recipients. 

Volunteers Needed

The Town of Spencer is seeking volunteers to serve on advisory boards. There are currently vacancies on the Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Commission. The Town is also seeking volunteers to join the newly reorganized Community Appearance Commission.  Any interested parties should fill out the application provided at the link below or pick up a physical copy at the Town Hall. For further information on the Boards or to submit a completed application please contact the Town Clerk at townclerk@townofspencer.com or submit it to her directly at Town Hall.

https://www.ci.spencer.nc.us/Documents/Other%20Documents/Membership%20application.pdf

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