Fun was had by all at our first SUPER FAMILY SHOP-N-PLAY & EXPO FOOD-N-FUN FEST on Saturday, May 6th at Hope Community Church in Apex! A special thanks to Positively Apex, Fibonacci Solutions Inc. and OutpostLE for hosting this exciting community event and to all the local small businesses who attended the vendor fair and contributed to its success! We greatly appreciated your generous donations towards the food pantry and blood drive to help support our community members in need. YOUR support means the 🌍


The Hope CC food pantry currently serves over 200 families each month, and we are happy to announce that we collected hundreds of pounds of food which will help serve the local schools! In addition, we are proud to share that Blood Connection, Raleigh’s community blood center collected enough blood to save 73 local patients in just 3 hours! YOUR liquid gold 🩸 is the most precious gift, and it is donors like you that are helping to save lives.


Even Sal, the Holly Spring’s Salamanders baseball team mascot made a special appearance! His meet and greet thrilled kids with many hugs and high-fives.


The fundraising dance performance was kicked off by a spirited Irish dancer wearing a traditional costume and the Starr & Co Performing Arts group charmed the crowd with their artistic dance demonstrating their commitment to their craft. Thank you to all who sponsored and donated to make this dream come true for the dancers and have a magical time at Disney!


Overall, we had more than 50 vendors market their businesses and an average of 250-300 community members attend and enjoy the interactive booths. While it was a hot day, the venue worked out great, we had our business vendors inside and food trucks outside to quench our appetites and thirst. It was a wonderful event, there was something for everyone! The event featured a diverse range of fun activities, you name it, we had it! Everything from precious pups of animal rescue, food trucks from local eateries, various non-profits to support, dance entertainment, guest speakers, and a business expo to make it the ultimate family day!


This will be an annual event in the spring, so watch our pages for updates! Mark your calendars for our next SUPER FAMILY SHOP-N-PLAY & EXPO FOOD-N-FUN FEST on Saturday, March 23, 2024.
We hope to see you there! 



Thank you again to all the local businesses who made this event possible!

Alive and Victorious Jewels “Papaparzi”
Apex 3D Prints
Apex Dental Group
Apex Writing and Test Prep Tutor
AriaVida Massage Therapy
Athletic Republic
Beautiful crafted creations
Bee Bloomin’ Florist
Belgian Waffle Crafters
Boots to Hearth
Class 101
Coastal Therapy Center LLC
D1 Holly Springs
Dog Warriors
Fabgirl Collections LLC
Family eye wellness
Flying Feet Run Club
For Girls Like Quaneisha Mentoring Program
Fosters Homemade Creations
Henna by Aishu
Joyful Szn
Keeping It Frank
Kimberly Cole-Brown: Independent Boutique Partner with Style Dots Jewelry
Kwench Juice Cafe Apex
Leslie Knits
Living Well with Estelle
Lucky Elephant Yoga and Wellness
Maple View Ice Cream
Mary Kay (Skin Care and Cosmetics)
Maynor Service
Melody of henna
Mighty Dog Roofing
My Mommy Goodness
NC Medicaid Enrollment Broker
Nutrition HealthWorks
Patchworks Pals & Perfectly Messy Pottery
Payton Grace Creations
Peak Performing Arts
Plan for Joy with Jennifer
Realm Inspections
ReVive at the Ridge
Seint- Brush & Beauty with Amanda
Shadetree Homestead
Starr & Co Performing
Sugar Skull Psychic
TAELOS Financial Partners
The Desktop DiVA
The Solar Gladiator
Triple T Foundation for Breast Cancer
Walorz Insurance
Wanderbee coffee
Words of Hope Jewelry
Zach’s Toy Chest


**This blog was written by Positively Apex Intern, Hailey Hawkins**