Editorial: A starry evening in eastern Wake

April 11, 2014 

Readers of this space will know of the value we place on regionalism. The power of two or three working together toward a common goal is much more likely to end in success than if each goes out on his own.

Like no other event we know of, Stars in the East showcases the enormous level of talent waiting to be uncorked right here in eastern Wake County.

The East Wake Education Foundation does serve just Wendell, or Zebulon or Knightdale. In fact, it takes no position with regard to geography. What matters to that organization is serving children. Stars in the East is the organization’s largest public fundraiser and, thankfully, it is just around the corner.

Students from schools all over eastern Wake County – from Knightdale in the west to Zebulon in the east – will take part in the music and dance revue as they have for many years.

For the most part, we realize the audience is made up of parents and family members of performers.

We believe everyone with an eastern Wake ZIP code should try to squeeze into the auditorium at East Wake High School to see and hear the performances.

Students range from elementary to high school age and the youngest of them are equally as good as their teenage counterparts.

For all the worry that iss expressed about the education system as it relates to eastern Wake County, this is an opportunity to see some of the good stuff – the really good stuff – that’s going on.

It doesn’t hurt that geographical borders come down for the night. In fact, that’s a great thing. When they do, you often get successes like the East Wake Education Foundation. And, by attending you are supporting arguably one of the two or three most important non profit endeavors in eastern Wake County.

This year’s show is April 17. There will be a dinner served at 5:30, followed by the show at 7:15. Doors open at 6:30. Don’t miss it. Your life will be poorer if you do.

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