Teens get day of their own

April 18, 2017 by  

Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina and the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, the seventh annual Teen Day in Fuquay will be coming at the end of April.

The event organizers promise food, fun, friends, and facts about driving safety. This event will be free and geared to those aged 11 through 18. The town usually includes pictures of it in its visitor’s guide brochures.

Activities will allow teens to have simulated experiences involving the effects of distracted driving, such as alcohol consumption and texting while driving. The first 250 teens who finish the Drive Wise Course Challenge will get T-shirts. There will be a driving simulator, an Iron Man Obstacle Course, the Batmobile, and a rescue demonstration put on by the city’s Fire Department. Teens can listen to music, scale a rock wall, participate at the interactive booths, and experience the Seatbelt Convincer. The Convincer will require written permission from parents.

Teens can meet their local fire personnel and police officers. Free drinks and pizza will be served a little passed noon, and there will be various prizes given out during the day. Teens will be invited to sign the pledge: I will not drink and drive and not text while driving.

Teen Day Fuquay will be from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 29 at South Park, 900 S. Main Street. The event will be held behind the Community Center.