The Annual Wake County Preservation Celebration took place May 2, 2010 at the charming Guess-White-Ogle House in the heart of historic downtown Cary. Before the celebration guests had an opportunity to visit three other historic properties in downtown Cary: the Waldo House, the Esther-Ivy House, and the Dr. John P. Hunter House, each located within walking distance of the Guess-White-Ogle House. At the celebration, guests enjoyed refreshments and entertainment in Ms. Sheila Ogle’s fabulous rose garden patio. Violinists Carter and Wyatt Coleman, serenaded attendees as the celebration began with an hour of hors d’oeurves and libations. Guests interested in Capital Area Preservation’s latest publication Historic Wake County, had the opportunity to purchase copies and have them signed by author K. Todd Johnson. Distinguished guests included State Senator Richard Stevens, State Representative Jennifer Weiss, Wake County Commissioner Lindy Brown, Cary Council Members Gail Adcock and Don Frantz and Morrisville Council Member Margaret Broadwell. Landmark plaques were awarded to four newly designated properties: the Adams-Edwards House, Raleigh vicinity, owned by Mr. Dan Woodall; the Carpenter Farm Supply Store Complex, Cary, owned by Mr. Dale Carpenter and Mr. Joel Carpenter; the Bailey-Estes-Dillard House, Wake Forest vicinity, owned by Mr. Stanley Dillard; and the White-Duncan House, Apex, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grebing. The Wake County Historic Preservation Commission also made it latest donation of books dealing with preservation to the Olivia Raney Library. With this donation the library’s collection of preservation books donated by the WCHPC has grown to nearly eighty volumes. After the awards ceremony, those who remained enjoyed the ambiance of the Guest-White-Ogle house, as well as the welcome company of others who hold historic preservation near to their hearts.