Posted Apr 1st, 2019 in Feat of the Week
The North Carolina Azalea Festival will bring thousands of people to this week so the Ambassadors are working hard alongside City crews and volunteers to make sure the area is clean and welcoming for all. Volunteers gathered Saturday morning for the Azalea Sweep to pick up trash Downtown. City workers and the Ambassadors will be working hard to keep everything clean.
During their daily patrols throughout the center city, the Ambassadors will check the sidewalks and alleys for trash, especially around the parking lots and decks. Also, any graffiti or stickers reported will be removed as quickly as possible.
With so many festival events taking place at various locations throughout downtown, merchants will be kept abreast of street closures and traffic diversions. If you own a business and have questions related to the Azalea Festival, you can call or text an Ambassador at 910-524-3600, or you can check the for details. Maps and barricade passes are available at the office at 221 N. Front Street for business owners and residents affected by street closures during the . This is on Saturday morning and people requiring passes should arrange to collect them before noon on Friday.
During the Azalea Festival, the Ambassadors will be on hand to give directions, report incidents or provide information as required. They also provide additional safety and security for businesses and visitors during operational hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.