Wake Forest Junior Woman’s Club Breakfast With Santa Fundraiser – December 6th

18th Annual Wake Forest  Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 6, 2014
8:00am – 11:00 am

The Mill Room at The Factory
1839 South Main St
Wake Forest, NC 27587

What is Breakfast with Santa?
The Juniors Breakfast with Santa is a Wake Forest tradition and a memorable holiday event for many families each year!  It’s a fun way to kick-off the holiday season with your family and have professional portraits taken with Santa in a relaxed atmosphere while having breakfast.  The event seeks to encourage and nurture “hometown” interactions with family, neighbors, and friends in the community. Money raised from the event goes to fund the Sally Southall Cotten Scholarship which is awarded to a local High School Senior each year who will attend a 4-year college in North Carolina.

Avoid the mall lines, crowds and prices, grab your neighbors, have fun, and help support the further education of a young person in our community!  

How much does it cost?
Ticket prices are as follows:
–  Children 1 year of age and under: $7.00 each
–  Children 2 years of age and up (including adults): $12.00 each
**  Price includes breakfast plus 1 photo per child’s ticket purchased. All event attendees must have a ticket.**

Breakfast includes assorted pastries, bagels, sausage balls, donuts, and fruit. In addition, beverages such as Orange Juice and coffee will be provided!

Your contribution is tax-deductible.  

Additional prints will be available for purchase at the event if you would like them.  No outside photography please!

The online reservation system for Breakfast with Santa is currently open! Click here to register for this year’s Breakfast with Santa!

Factory Businesses Team Up To Help Toys for Tots

Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

Several business at The Factory are hosting toy drive collection boxes for the holiday season.

Please consider donating a new toy to a needy child during this holiday season at  The Tumble Gym and Progressive Music Center.

Collections are taking place through December 18th.


For additional information about the Toys For Tots program please visit their website.

Eastern Sectional Skating Championships – Nov. 19-23


Additional Information


Factory Spooktacular – Friday, October 24th – 5-8 pm



Come join us for a night of fun as we celebrate our annual Spooktacular!

The fun begins at 5 pm and runs till 8 pm.

The event is free and open to kids of all ages.

Both Inflatables at Jumpin Beans will be open,  A giant  slide will be in MVP Sports, A Magic Show with Shaun Jay the Magician and Movies will take place in the mill room, Dan The Animal Man will be bringing some of his cool and creepy creatures for you to visit, The Polar Ice House will host a Halloween skating exhibition,  and stores will have specials during the night.

Trick or Treating for kids in costume at participating merchants.

Fee based activities include a haunted house @ The Tumble Gym $4 and many more surprises!


Free Anti Bullying Seminar @ Kloks School of Martial Arts – Oct. 22 – 6:30 pm

This month is Bully Prevention Month, as a result we will be conducting a special class on Wednesday October 22nd at 6:30pm. This will be a free event open to the public.

Please feel free to invite your friends to this important event.

The Class will go from 6:30pm to 7:15 pm and will cover Physical, vocal, and cyber bullying defense.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (919) 556-4588.

USPHL Junior Showcase hosted by the East Coast Eagles

The USPHL Juniors Showcase hosted by the East Coast Eagles features some of the finest up and coming talent in hockey.  The event will be held at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest on Oct 3-5.

Click Here for Schedule


Pet Extravaganza at The Factory

Join Us for the


Dog Day Extravaganza logo

Saturday, September 27

at 11:00am – 4:00pm

The Factory

1839 S Main St, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

The annual Extravaganza will be hosted by Dirty Dogs Spa, Trail Dog Outfitters, Pet Mania, Fetch Pet Care and other pet related businesses and non-profit rescue groups will get together to share their information with the public in an attempt to further their causes. The event includes sponsor and vendor exhibits and sales, contests, give-aways, discounted micro-chip & rabies clinics, adoption opportunities, and much, much more! The second annual Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday September 27th, from 11-4pm @ The Factory. Admission is FREE. We hope you will join us for this exciting event!

“My goal is to spread awareness on the overall health and well-being of all pets,
from choosing the right pet for your family to the proper nutrition and health care.” – Vanessa


Dirty Dogs Tent / Registration
Trail Dog Outfitters
Training Your Best Friend
Pet’n Nanny
Dick Larson Art
Nancy Jo Photography
Doubly Doodle
Sally Said So
Thinking Dog
Pet Mania
Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital
Franklin County SPCA
Avain Refuge
Love Mutts Rescue
Triangle Sheltie Rescue
Neusse River Golden Retriever Rescue
Tutor Doctor
Steam Pro
Young Living Therapeutic Essential Oils
Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness
Esthetics by Caris
Sole Deminsions
Raleigh K-9 Unit
The Shore Grief Center
Jeanine Lind
Clay Fusion
Serendipity Sweet Shoppe
Refurbished Canine Rescue
Sound Pet Animal Rescue
Pureza For Life
Sherwood Bobbitt
Combined Insurance
Carolina Poodle Rescue
Cobble Hill Bed and Biscuit
Marine Corp
Purr Partners
Red Dog Spa and Boutique
North Wake Animal Hospital
State Farm

Franklin County Humane Society

The Wake Weekly


* Choosing the Right Breed for your Family – Presenter Christy Fernandez, Owner Training Your Best Friend

* Kids and Canines – Presenter Christy Fernandez,  Training Your Best Friend

* Proper Walking Etiquette – Presenter Christy Fernandez,  Training Your Best Friend

* Pet Proofing Your Home – Presenter Shannon Arner, Pet’n Nanny

* Raleigh K-9 Unit

* Pet Coat and Skin Care – Presenter Vanessa Davis, Dirty Dogs Spa and Boutique

* The Benefits of Canine Massage – Presenter Samantha Graupman, Body Bliss

* Pet Loss – Dealing with Grief – Carolyn ?  – The Shore Grief Center

* The Importance of Proper Pet Nutrition – Kevin Myers, Pet Mania

* Choosing the Right Pet for your Family –Dirty Dogs Spa & Boutique

* The Importance of Training your Pet –  Dirty Dogs Spa & Boutique



 “Years supply is equal to 12 self-serve dog washes”

7:3O – 10:30 SET UP BOOTHS
11:0011:30 GATES OPEN!!!Seminar Choosing the Right Breed for your Family
12:00 Raleigh K-9s
12:15 Raleigh K-9s
12:30 Seminar Pet Nutrition
12:45 Best Dresssed Dog / Owner Look-a-Like
1:00 Seminar Pet Sitting and Boarding
1:30 Seminar Laser Therapy in Veterinarian Medicine
1:45 Smallest / Biggest Pet Contest
2:00 Seminar Proper Walking Etiquette
2:30 Seminar Pet Loss and Grief
2:45 Best Trick
3:00 Seminar Benefits of Canine Massage
3:30 Seminar Skin and Coat Care



Labor Day Schedule

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Businesses open on Monday include Jumpin’ Beans ( 10 – 5) , Polar Ice House ( 7:30 – 8:30 pm), Sports Plus ( 12 – 8:30 pm) and MVP Sports ( 12-5 pm)

There will be no Bingo in the Mill Room on Labor Day.

St. Baldrick’s raises over $129,000 at The Factory in 2014

Another record breaking year for St. Baldrick’s and event organizers The Bald Entrepreneurs
They raised an outstanding $129,301.60
and had 381 folks participate !!!

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for life-saving childhood cancer research and funds more in childhood cancer grants than any organization except for the U.S. government.

Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $127 million to support the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world.




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