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Wake Forest urges residents to unplug

Posted September 28, 2010 12:17 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2010 8:05 p.m. EDT

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Wake Forest wants residents to turn off the TV, step away from their Blackberry and reconnect with their community and family during a special electronics-free weekend that starts at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday.

"Wake Forest Unplugged ... Get Connected" aims to disconnect people from all their electronic devices and gadgets so they can engage in more active pursuits.

Officials are asking people to sign and return the Wake Forest Unplugged pledge form by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The pledge form offers 101 activities individuals and families can do during the weekend. And participants who turn the form in on time also will receive special discounts at several local businesses and be included in several prize drawings.

The whole weekend culminates with a free family-friendly concert from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd. in Wake Forest. It features Leroy Savage and The Bottom Feeders. Get there at 2 p.m. for some planned games and activities, including sack and relay races, cornhole, miniature golf and ring toss.

Check the website for more details, including a copy of the pledge form, which can be returned to several places around Wake Forest.

So what would happen in your house if you turned the TV off, left the cell phones at home and never checked Facebook for a few days?