The Four Oaks Proud award is given by
The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce to individuals we feel go above and beyond
for the chamber and the community of Four Oaks.
When the chamber board met to discuss this year’s recipient there
actually was very little discussion about who should receive the honor this
year! We knew one person deserved this
award. And that person is Mr. Paul Stacy Lee!
In his retirement from teaching, Stacy has
worked with the Four Oaks Economic Development, served as a town commissioner
and held the position of Parks & Recreation Director with the Town of Four
Oaks. Stacy goes the extra mile to do
things right and has put countless unpaid hours into his community, beautifying
and promoting his hometown.
Stacy stops by the Chamber often and
always asks what he can do to help! His
willingness to assist the Chamber is so greatly appreciated.
Stacy is an amazing asset to the community of Four Oaks! He sure does make us proud!
Four Oaks welcomed visitors to the 30th Annual Acorn Festival
The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with United Community Bank, hosted the 30th Annual Acorn Festival on October 12, 2019.
This year’s festival was a
fun filled family day with live music, children’s activities, food trucks,
antique cars, tractors and great local shopping. The Kids Zone, sponsored by Huebner Family
McDonalds was a big hit with the popular Rock-Climbing Wall, amazing
inflatables and trackless train rides.
Camp Flintlock was a great addition to this year’s festival made
possible by CommWell Health. They
provided interesting activities for families to participate in including Quill
& Ink writing, period dress up and authentic food preparation. Camp Flintlock also had Fife & Drum Corp
performances as well as Musket Demonstrations.
Johnston Health once again presented the Acorn Festival Business
Expo. The Expo is a great opportunity
for local businesses to participate in the festival. Attendee’s enjoyed viewing the classic cars
and antique tractors on Main Street. Ira
Parker won the People’s Choice Award for his 1958 Ford Fairlane and Arron Cox
took home the award for his Case Tractor.
The Four Oaks Middle School Choir directed by Mrs. Catherine Lavin
kicked off the festivities with our National Anthem. The Louis Waymore Band and Carolina Dreamers
provided great live music entertainment throughout the day!
Joan Pritchett, Four Oaks Chamber Director, was pleased by
the crowd excitement with the upgrades made to the Kids Zone including the
addition of Camp Flintlock. The quality of the vendors at the artisan market
made for a fun shopping experience.
This event is an important time for our local businesses to connect with
the surrounding community. Four Oaks
businesses have so much to offer the community and this was a great time for
local families to learn more about them.
In addition to the
support of United Community Bank, the Acorn Festival is also made possible
through the support of The Town of Four Oaks, the Johnston County Visitors
Bureau, House-Autry Mills, HomeTowne Realty, Huebner Family McDonalds, Anita C
Stephenson, CPA, Keene and Associates Insurance Agency, Carolina Packers, KS
Bank, Adams Homes, CommWell Health, Johnston Health and Country Superstars
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Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to working together
to support the Four Oaks Community and local businesses and
The 30th Annual Acorn Festival will be on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am-4pm. There will be lots of fun for the whole family!
Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show- Food Trucks- Business Expo- Handcrafted Market- Kid Zone including Inflatables, Face Painting, Train Rides, Climbing Wall, & Camp Flintlock Programs! Live Entertainment includes the Four Oaks Middle School Ensemble, Louis Waymore Band and Carolina Dreamers.
Thank you to our lead sponsor United Community Bank as well as our Attraction Sponsors, Huebner Family McDonalds, Johnston Health and CommWell Health.
The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce in partnership with United Community Bank is accepting nominations to recognize Veteran contributions to the Four Oaks Community.
A recipient will be awarded in each of the following categories:
Lifetime of Service Award: This recipient will be recognized for his/her military service as well as their lifetime of contributions to the Four Oaks community through their work and/or public service contributions.
Dedicated Service Award: This recipient will be recognized for his/her military service as well as their current contributions to the Four Oaks community through their work and/or public service contributions.
Each recipient will receive an award and a $250 donation to a charity of the recipient’s choice.
Nominations Close on October 18, 2019. Please contact the Four Oaks Chamber office for a nomination form.
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Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to working together to support the Four Oaks Community and local businesses and organizations!