A Christmas bakery has opened to raise money for child sexual abuse prevention, and a new entertainment venue is coming to Burlington. Here’s the scoop on what’s happening in Alamance County this week.
Burlington Athletic Stadium, home of the Burlington Sock Puppets, has begun planning for a new entertainment venue.
The new venue will be a three-level structure located along the first base line where friends and family can gather, enjoy a good meal and have a few beers, all with a view that makes them feel like they are playing. virtually in right field. for the Sock Puppets, according to a press release from the city of Burlington.
“Our goal is to provide a great value experience for anyone who comes to Sockville (season or off-season), and this structure will allow us to do just that,” said Sock Puppets General Manager Anderson Rathburn.
The venue plans to modernize the stadium while continuing to honor its historic cladding, according to the news release.
“The new entertainment venue will greatly enhance the atmosphere and functionality of the Burlington Athletic Stadium,” said Burlington Mayor Jim Butler. “This venue will be exciting and will be one that corporate citizens, individual citizens and out-of-town visitors can all enjoy.”
The venue will allow the Sock Puppets to use the stadium year-round by hosting a variety of team off-season events from June through August, such as a possible holiday light display, according to the news release.
“The entertainment venue will truly change Burlington Athletic Stadium as we know it and allow this historic facility to not only welcome members of our community year-round, but also attract tourists and businesses to our city and county.” Rathburn said.
Currently, the concessions and gathering spaces are behind the stands, but with the new venue, guests will be able to snack, socialize and not miss a Sock Puppet home run, according to the press release.
The entertainment venue will be available for rent, according to a press release from the city of Burlington.
baked goods forever
A local bakery is raising money for child sexual abuse prevention this holiday season.
Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Fundraiser Shop is open this holiday season for all your candy needs and to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.
The bakery is a fundraiser to support Connect 4 Faith’s “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Outreach Ministries Initiative.”
It is the fifth year that Dewey has partnered with Connect 4 Faith, an Alamance County-based nonprofit that advocates for children and prevents child abuse.
Enjoy Ginger Spice Cookies and other Dewey favorites while supporting an important cause.
Customers can also pre-order for special deliveries of fresh items.
Use the fundraising code, DEWPART35, at checkout to donate 25% of your online order to Connect 4 Faith.
Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Fundraising Store is located at Alamance Crossing, 1023 Boston Drive.
The bakery is open from Monday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Extended vacation hours are expected to be added.
Dewey’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Visit Connect4Faith.org for more information. For specific questions, email: [email protected] or call 336-850-1008.