RockyFest set for May 24
Day-long event to celebrate park’s second anniversary

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (March 17, 2014) — The public is invited to attend RockyFest 2014 on Saturday, May 24 at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (Rocky Face Park) to celebrate the park’s second anniversary.

The day-long event will feature activities for the entire family, including: 5k and 10k trail races; rock-climbing classes; children’s activities; live music; food; and guided nature hikes.
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Alexander Senior Center
Senior Celebration will be held on Friday, May 16. The activities will begin at 9:00 and finish up after lunch with door prizes at about 1:00.

We will be part of the 2014 Unifour Senior Games with our own Fun Walk during our Senior Celebration here at the Taylorsville Senior Center. So sign up and walk together! Anyone who participates in the walk will be qualified to go to the Raleigh, state games in the fall.

To be more active –To learn new skills –To renew old talents -To have more FUN!

Our annual Senior Celebration event promises to be a great one again this year.
· Musicians Jam Band
· Lots of fun—inside & outside games
· Living Wills & Health Care Powers of Attorney
· FREE Lunch & snacks
· Door Prizes – You must be present to win.
Come join us for one of our biggest events of the year as we celebrate “Staying Fit For Life.” There are no reservations required and everything is FREE! If you have a friend who has not experienced our Senior Center, this would be a great opportunity for them to come and enjoy our warm and “senior style” hospitality.

Visit the Alexander Senior Center web site.

Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is most commonly spread by saliva from a rabid animal through the form of a bite. Rabies is a disease that is transmissible to humans also.

North Carolina State law says that every cat and dog 4 months of age or older must be vaccinated against rabies.

All dogs must be on a leash and under the control of their owner at all times while at the Rabies Clinic.

Cats must come in a pet carrier.

The cost of the vaccinations at the rabies clinic are $5.00 each pet.

We will be giving the 1 year vaccine only.

The pet must be at least 4 months of age.

Owners must clean up after their pets by picking up waste.

➢ April 12th
10 am – 12 pm
Sugar Loaf Elementary School
3600 NC HWY 16N

➢ June 14th
10 am – 12 pm
Bethlehem Elementary School
7900 NC HWY 127

➢ August 16th
10 am – 12 pm
Hiddenite Elementary School
374 Sulphur Springs Rd

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The Alexander County government-access television channel, which is broadcast by Charter Communications, has moved from channel 3 to channel 192.

The Alexander County government-access and education channels will remain unchanged on AT&T U-Verse on channel 99.

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) invites you to join the discussion and share your ideas on the future of cycling in the region at four public workshops in April. The Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan Public Workshops will be in a drop-­‐in format and take place at the following locations.

Alexander County
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 pm
CVCC Alexander County Campus
345 Industrial Blvd
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Burke County
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Burke Senior Center
501 N Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Caldwell County
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Caldwell County Library in Lenoir, Room 8

120 Hospital Avenue
Lenoir, NC 28645

Catawba County
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Western Piedmont Council of Governments
1880 2nd Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Once completed, the Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan is intended to improve safety, access, and mobility for cyclists by developing a network of designated routes that connect cities, towns, and major destinations in the region. Attend these public workshops to learn about the plan; review the draft vision, goals, and objectives; provide input about where you ride; and share ideas on how we can create a more bike-­‐friendly region.

For more information about the Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan, please visit or contact the following staff persons:

Kelly Larkins

Shelley Stevens

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Shred It Day Saturday April 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Alexander County Public Works/Facilities department will be sponsoring a Shred It Day Saturday April 26th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The event will be held in the Alexander County Administration Building parking lot located at 621 Liledoun Rd. (beside The Senior Center)

This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Alexander County to get rid of all those personal information containing documents in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Identity theft can put your credit, finances, and reputation at stake. Don’t take any chances, Shred-IT!

Limit 5 Boxes/Person. Alexander County Residents Only.

If you have any questions regarding the Shred It Day please contact the Public Works/Facilities Office at 632-1101 or