Only in Russia.
The Bush Hill Heritage Festival is a celebration of the community’s Quaker heritage and began in 1985 as a bicentennial celebration of the area once known as Bush Hill. Since that first festival, the community has rallied behind the project with most of those attending saying it was like a Homecoming of Friends.
The Bush Hill Heritage Festival is always held the Second Saturdayin September each year. Our Festival is unique in that many of theCivic and Community Groups sell items used to help “those in need”throughout the coming year…many of which are right in the Archdale-Trinity communities!!
In 1997 we had over 160 vendors and in 1998 we had over 175 vendors from five different states. Our Bush Hill Heritage Festival starts with a 5 k road race and opening ceremonies are at 9AM. Our event ends at 4PM. The day is filled with special entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family!!!
The City of Archdale was chartered on July 8, 1969, the ninth city in Randolph County. The city’s form of government is the Council – Manager form, whereby citizens elect city council representatives and then they hire a city manager and staff to carry out the day to day workings of the city. The Mayor is the highest elected official in the City and serves as the presiding officer at the council meetings. The City Council is made up of six members who live in different parts of the city called wards. A ward system ensures that all citizens are represented on the Council.
In Raleigh, Archdale is represented in the NC House of Representatives by Speaker of the House, Harold Brubaker, and Rep. Jerry Dockham. In the NC Senate, we are represented by Senator Bob Shaw.
In Washington, Archdale is Represented by Rep. Howard Coble in the US House and in the US Senate by Senators Jesse Helms and John Edwards.
Every day, 365 days a year, the city government provides these services — Water, Sewer, Street maintenance, Police protection, Garbage collection and recycling, Street Lighting, Recreation, Library, Planning and Development, and Senior Adults activities
The City of Archdale has 9,500 people and is larger than 7 square miles. The City street department maintains 33 miles of streets, and the Water and Sewer Department maintain 40 miles of water lines and 60 miles of sewer lines. Last year the city collected 2500 tons of trash and carried it to the landfill, that’s 5,000,000 pounds, or 610 pounds per person. Also, the City collected 264 tons of recyclables, that is 528,000 pounds or 66 pounds per person. The city sold 226,395,313 gallons of water . The average family of four’s water
bill is about $35.00 per month. The Police Department patrolled more than 24,000 man hours in 1998.
The City’s tax rate is .24 cents per $100.00 dollars of value — a house valued at $100,000 dollars would pay $240.00 in city property tax.
The future looks very promising for Archdale — we have completed our new recreation center at Creekside Park that features basketball courts, volleyball courts, classrooms for all sorts of activities like arts and crafts.
Also, Main Street south of I-85 has been widened to five (5) lanes that will decrease traffic congestion and hopefully bring more stores to Archdale. The Randleman Dam when completed , will provide Archdale with its own water source and give us 1.25 million gallons of water a day to drink, cook , and bathe with.