WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Winston-Salem’s Centennial Celebration weekend continued Friday with a luncheon dedicated to residents of the city celebrating 100 years as well.
The Centenarian Luncheon had more than 30 special guests who either turn 100-years-old this year or were older. Many of them recounted their days in downtown and seeing the city grow.
“I worked downtown my whole life, that’s where I made my living so it’s special to me. It’s a different world now,” said Cleo Douthit.
City leaders also continued the celebration by turning two downtown art galleries into museums full of memorabilia from the Winston-Salem Police and Fire Departments. There are pictures, old equipment, new equipment, cars, motorcycles, videos and more.
Officer Stephen Horsely helped put the displays together and said, “to see where we started from to see things people didn’t realize we’ve done, that’s the type of thing we want the city to see.”
The Centennial Celebration continues Saturday with a parade, live music and free party in Corpening Plaza.
For a complete list of all the events and times check out www.w-s100years.com .