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Halifax community clock open house set Wednesday

Hickory, dickory, dock the Town of Halifax is getting a new clock, and an open house will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Halifax Town Hall to share the design plans for the clock with the community.

Purchased by the Halifax Village Association as part of the town’s ongoing revitalization efforts with the community, the clock will be located in front of the Halifax Farmers Market on South Main Street.

“Come learn the process, see the most recent depictions of the town clock plaza design and find out what the next steps will be to construct the new centerpiece in historic downtown Halifax, the county seat for over 230 years,” Town Manager Carl Espy said.

According to the town manager, Hill Studio planners and designers have been working with the Halifax Community Clock Committee comprised of Marsha Hite, Karen Schopen, Tom Brown, Kristy Johnson, Mike Sexton, Denise Barksdale and Espy along with town staff to develop a phased design for a plaza at the front of the Halifax Market Place where the clock will be located.

The Halifax Village Association acquired the vintage-style clock through a successful fund-raising campaign. 

“The clock and surrounding plaza will be a wonderful new focal point on Main Street for the town and will eventually serve as a multifunctional gathering spot,” Espy said.