Community Information: Summerfield

Community Information: Summerfield

Summerfield is the largest of the three northwest-area towns, both in terms of population and size. With more than 8,000 residents, the town spans an area of about 25 square miles.

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The town is rich in history and its founder, Charles Bruce, was a prominent local figure in the Revolutionary War. The likeness of James Gillies, a bugle boy said to have been savagely slain by the British and buried in the Bruce family graveyard on Summerfield Road, is featured on the town seal.

Summerfield honors its forefathers as well as the town's 1996 incorporation at its annual Founders' Day festival and parade held each May.

The town hall is a refurbished structure built in the 1870s. Other town properties include the Summerfield Community Park, a 50-acre, passive.

Summerfield is the largest of the three northwest-area towns, both in terms of population and size. With more than 8,000 residents, the town spans an area of about 25 square miles.

The town is rich in history and its founder, Charles Bruce, was a prominent local figure in the Revolutionary War The likeness of James Gillies, a bugle boy said to have been savagely slain by the British and buried in the Bruce family graveyard on Summerfield Road, is featured on the town seal.

Summerfield honors its forefathers as well as the town's 1996 incorporation at its annual Founders' Day festival and parade held each May.

The town hall is a refurbished structure built in the 1870s. Other town properties include the Summerfield Community Park, a 50-acre, passive park, and the Summerfield Athletic Park, which provides ball fields for the community.

In 2010, a comprehensive plan was completed by a team of volunteers; it was adopted by the town council and will help guide future development of the town. Volunteers are a vital part of the community, serving on many town committees as well as with civic and service organizations.

TOWN COUNCIL

Mark Brown (mayor)
Phone: 643-4843
edard48@be 11 south.net

Dena Barnes (mayor pro tem)
Phone: 643-5972
Email: dbar...@summerfieldgov.com

Alicia Flowers
Phone: 643-6756
Email: aflo...@summerfieIdgov.com

Dianne La ugh I in
Phone: 643-6414
Email: dlau...@summerfieldgov.com

Bob Williams
Phone: 643-4848
Email: bwi1...@summerfieldgov.com

John Wray
Phone: 643-6336
Email: jwray@summe:fieldgov.com

Council meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Summerfield Community Center.

TOWN HALL
4117 Oak Ridge Road, RCX Box 970 Summerfield, NC 27358 • 643-8655
www.summerfieldgov.com

Michael Brandt, town manager
Email: mbra...@summerfieldgov.com

Valarie Halvorsen, town clerk
E-mail: cle...@summerfieldgov.com
Town hall office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

OTHER INFORMATION

Incorporation date: 1996
Estimated population: 8,051
Size: 25 square miles
Tax rate: 3.5 cents per $100 of property value (town); 73.74 cents per $100 (county), 8.75 cents per $100 (fire department)

Town committees: Zoning Board; Board of Adjustment; Historical; Parks and Recreation; Public Safety; Finance; Founders' Day; Summerfield Road Area Special Plan (temporary); Development Ordinance Advisory (temporary)

CIVIC / SERVICE GROUPS

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Members of Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 are regular participants in local events, such as the Summer-field Founders Day Parade and the Stokesdale Holiday Parade. The post's honor guard also provides military rites at the funerals of deceased veterans.

Currently, the post is erecting a permanent veteran’s monument beside the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road, to be completed in 201J. VFW Post 7999 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road in Summerfield. New members are welcome. For more info, call Roy Lee at 707-2451. e-mail vfw7...@gmail.com, or visit www.vfw7999.blogspot.com.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

In case of emergency, dial 911

Fire Department

Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters
Chris Johnson, chief
Email: cjohnson®summerfieldfire.com
Website: www.summerfieldfire.com

Station 9- 643-4341
7400 Summerfield Road

Station 29- 643-5950
1800 Scalesville Road

Station 11- 643-2253
6214 Lake Brandt Road, Summerfield

Burn permits and information on open burning can be obtained from local lire stations.

The Summerfield Fire Department also has an auxiliary that provides support to firefighters during a fire or other emergency. For contact info, call the fire department.

Sheriff's Department

District I office
Capt. Bob Cordon, district commander 5532 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield 643-2300
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Emergency shelters have been established in the town of Summerfield (at either Summerfield United Methodist Church, 2334 Scalesville Road, or Center United Methodist Church, 6142 Lake Brandt Road).

Arrangements are in place throughout Guilford County for numerous emergency shelters, but locations are not made public until there is an emergency. Before going to a shelter, please verify that it is open by dialing 211 or calling the American Red Cross at 333-2111.

GIVE / GET ASSISTANCE

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Association of America is a nationwide organization representing those who provide meal services to seniors in need. Its mission is to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutritional services.

For more info on local programs, Summerfield residents can contact Margaret Wilson at 643-4727.

Tabitha Ministry
RO. Box 514. Summerfield. NC 27358
643-0223
www.tabithaministry.com

Tabitha Ministry is a Christian ministry that operates Tabitha House and Tabitha's Closet. Tabitha House is a residential home that provides skills training, counseling and a stable environment for women coming from abusive situations, addictions and prison. Tabitha's Closet (4547-B U.S. 220 North, Summerfield) is a thrift store that provides financial support for the ministry and employment for some of its participants. Tabitha's Closet is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Miscellaneous:

ABC Store
4446 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield (in
Summerfield Village shopping center)
643-3910
Hours: 10a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday
The town of summerfield and the town of oak ridge receive a portion of revenue from sales at ABC in their towns.

Summerfield Community Center
5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield

The community center building was built through the cooperation and fundraising efforts of several Summerfield organizations, including the Grange, Civitans, Garden Club and VFW, The building can be rented for meetings, parties and private functions. For reservations and other info, contact Melvin Moore at 274-3353.

PARKS & RECREATION

ATHLETIC FIELDS/PARKS

Summerfield Athletic Park
5200 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield

This 29-acre athletic facility opened in 2010. The park has three baseball/ softball fields, multipurpose field, rest room/concession stand, playground and paved parking. For information, contact the town hall at 643-8655 or cle...@summerfieldgov.com.

You can take a virtual tour of the Summerfield Community Park and Athletic Park at www.summerfieldgov.com .

Summerfield Community Park

Located behind the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road.

This 50-acre passive recreation park includes amenities such as paved walking trails, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic shelters, stocked pond, fishing pier, an amphitheater and paved parking. (A valid fishing license is required for fishing.) Opportunities are available to dedicate a tree, garden, bench or other item as a lasting memorial to a loved one. Park facilities can be rented for gatherings and events. For more information and rates, contact the town hall at 643-8655 or cle...@summerfieldgov.com.

LAKES

Lake Higgins Marina
4235 Hamburg Mill Road, Summerfield

One of Greensboro's three watershed parks. Lake Higgins Marina offers traditional outdoor activities including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and picnicking opportunities. The lake, as well as nearby Lake Brandt, is stocked with largemouth bass. Bodie bass (hybrid), crappie, catfish and sunfish. Rowboats. kayaks and canoes can be rented daily. Fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased at the park, and instructional classes in archery are offered along with environmental and educational programs. For more info, call 373-3739 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov and type Lake Higgins Marina in the search bar.

MEMORIALS

Veterans Memorial

Northwest Guilford VFW Post 7999 is constructing a veterans memorial beside the Summerfield Community Center, 5404 Centerfield Road, which is supposed to be completed in 2011. For more info, call Roy Lee at 707-2451, e-mail vfw7...@gmail.com , or visit http://www.vfw7999.blogspot.com .

Post office
7412 Summerfield Road
Z]P Code 27358
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact: www.usps.com or (800) 275-8777

You can find a ZIP code, order stamps and supplies, request a pick-up and more at the USP5 website at www.usps.com .

Schools (Public)

Northwest-area schools in this region are Summemeld Elementary, Northern Elementary, Northern Middle and Northern High.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Northern Guilford Elementary
3801 N.C 150, Greensboro
656-4032
Teresa Richardson, principal,
rich...@gcsnc.com

Summerfield Elementary
7515 Trainer Drive, Summerfield
643-8444
Jill Walsh, principal,
wal...@gcsnc.com

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Northern Guilford Middle
616 Simpson-Calhoun Road, Greensboro
605-3342
Dr. Sam Misher principal
mish...@gcsnc.com

HIGH SCHOOLS

Northern Guilford High

7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro
643-8449
William Laine, principal,
lai...@gcsnc.com

You can see a school's annual state report card at http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/ (type the school name in the quick-search bar)

Senior Programs:

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Association of America is a nationwide organization representing those who provide meal services to seniors in need. Its mission is to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutritional services.

For more info on local programs, Summerfield residents should contact Margaret Wilson at 643-4727.

Senior Resources of Guilford
P.O. Box 21993, Greensboro
373-4816 (Greensboro)
883-3586 (High Point)
Web: http://www.senior-resources-guilford.org

Senior Resources of Guilford is a nonprofit organization that promotes the independent living of older adults. The United Way member agency serves adults age 60 and older and their families. Senior Resources of Guilford provides a wide range of community-based activities and supportive services, including home-delivered meals and volunteer opportunities. For information on monthly senior outreach programs, contact Tracy Keaton (Summerfield United Methodist Church program) at 674-7273 or Dottie McCall (Center United Methodist Church program) at 643-4709.

Support Groups

AA and Al-Anon (NWArea)

AA and Al-Anon meetings are held at Community Lutheran Church, 4960 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield, every Monday at 8 p.m. Call 643-7667 for more info.

Youth recreation/civic groups

RECREATION

Summerfield Recreation Association

Rob Langston, president
Email: sras...@gmail.com
Web: http://www.summerfieldrec.org

The Summerfield Recreation Association is a nonprofit, volunteer organization. It offers year-round, organized youth sports programs, including spring, fall and winter basketball for ages 5-18, cheerleading, spring and fall baseball for ages 4-12 and softball for girls age 7-18. Games and practices are held at various locations, including Summerfield Elementary School and the Summerfield Athletic Park.

LEADERSHIP/SERVICE

Summerfield Youth Council/Leadership Tomorrow
http://summerfield.webs.com/

The Summerfield Youth Council meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Summerfield First Baptist Church, 2300 Scalesville Road. During the month of April 2011, the group will meet on the second and fourth Mondays due to school vacation schedule. Open to everyone in grades 2-12, the organization focuses on developing future community leaders, increasing civic awareness and beautifying the community.

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