Founders' Day Committee

Founders' Day Committee members are appointed annually to plan and organize the Summerfield Founders'  Day celebration. There are opportunities to serve on either the committee or during the event only. Please call Town Hall (336) 643-8655 if you are interested.  

Purpose: Advises to produce an annual public event celebrating the original founders of the community of Bruce’s Crossroads, which later became the community of Summerfield, as well as celebrating the residents who worked diligently to incorporate the community in 1996. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Develop a program to honor the founding of Summerfield through an annual public event and/or parade; serve as advocates to the community and to the Council in promoting Summerfield; supervise activities of the event to ensure attendees’ public safety; seek fundraising opportunities to defer or defray event costs; encourage the public to attend and participate in Founders’ Day through advertising, promotions, and volunteer opportunities; maintain fiscal responsibility in all actions; provide a collaborative effort in the accomplishment of town goals. 

Membership and Criteria: Membership shall include up to eleven members comprised of the following: Town Manager, Events Coordinator, Parks & Recreation Director, Finance Officer, Mayor, and up to six residents. Ex-officio membership may be granted to a designated representative of any stakeholder group approved by Council, but does not count toward the eleven-voting-member maximum. Knowledge of and interest in event planning, parade planning, entertainment, food vending, fundraising, or other similar knowledge; professional experience in one or more of these subject areas. 

The committee meets once monthly between October and May, 3pm at Town Hall, 4117 Oak Ridge Road.