Downtown Lillington is undergoing a facelift thanks to a façade grant program established by the Town of Lillington. Efforts to recruit new businesses are also underway as a part of the town’s participation in the NC Small Town Main Street Program which supports downtown revitalization and redesign efforts. “This is an exciting time for Lillington – our downtown area is taking on a new look and we are working towards making our downtown a destination with the addition of new restaurants and shops,” said Nancy Guy, Director of the Lillington Chamber of Commerce.
The Lillington Chamber of Commerce, with over 160 members, is a champion for local businesses and organizations and utilizes numerous methods to promote The Shop Local Initiative. Started by the Dunn Chamber of Commerce, all area Chambers now work together to support this initiative and provide outreach to the public as well as local government entities about local shopping and entertainment options.
The Lillington Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 15th. The Festival is a fun-filled free family event that offers activities for children, shopping for handmade, commercial and locally grown products, all day entertainment and a variety of festival foods as well as information about local resources and organizations. Applications are available for vendors that wish to participate on the Chamber website at www.lillingtonchamber.org. Applications can be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the Chamber will host a golf tournament at the Anderson Creek Club as a part of the Fall Festival on Thursday, September 13th. The Anderson Creek Club features an 18 hole golf course designed by Davis Love III. To learn more about participating in the tournament, visit the Chamber’s website at www.lillingtonchamber.org or call 910-893-3751.
Lillington’s location by the Cape Fear River and close proximity to Raven Rock State Park, affords opportunities for outdoor outings in addition to the downtown shopping and eating options. In addition, the Town and Chamber host seasonal events throughout the year that are posted on our websites. If you’ve never been to Lillington, consider this your official invitation. We hope to see you soon.