The second annual fall carnival that is held by the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library is set for Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Armfield Civic Center.
The event is held in conjunction with the Pilot Mountain Unites and Paint the Town Pink events on the same day, with funds raised going to assist the library and the fight against breast cancer.
The fall carnival is organized by Santana Hull, a junior at East Surry High School. Hull started the event during her sophomore year and was given the title of honorary mayor for her commitment to community fundraising. She was also presented with a key to the town by Dwight Atkins, mayor of Pilot Mountain, and will continue to serve in her honorary capacity until her senior year of high school in 2018.
“I really want to thank the mayor of Pilot Mountain, Dwight Atkins, and the library for the opportunity to give back to the community,” Hull said.
According to Sonay Gaynard, Hull’s mother, said that once Hull graduates the title will then be up for re-election, with the new mayor being decided on by Pilot Mountain residents.
The goals of the honorary mayor is to organize and host at least two fundraising events for the library per year. The library opened in 1957.
Hull initially used the fictitious mayor’s race as a means by which she could help the community following the loss of her boyfriend, Christian Edwards, on February 2, 2015 from a car accident.
Hull asks that if anyone is interested in either volunteering at the carnival or making a donation that the contact her at 336-345-5439.
Aila Boyd may be reached at 336-415-2210.