Archives for May 2017

Mocksville Earns Recognition as One of the Safest Cities in North Carolina!

LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in North Carolina and Mocksville was ranked as one of the safest! The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/safest-cities-state/

Special Called Joint Meeting June 8, 2017 – Town Board/Planning Board

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners and the Town of Mocksville Planning Board will hold a Special Called Joint Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Mocksville Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming projects in Mocksville, including the Main Street Park Project and the Court Square Tree Replanting Project.

5-25-17 Public Notice: Vehicle Donation

In accordance with NCGS 160A-280, upon approval of the Town Board of Commissioners, the Mocksville Police Department will donate a 2002 Dodge Durango, VIN# 1B4HS48N12F218160 to the Cooleemee Police Department for usage as a Patrol Vehicle.

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners has agreed to this transfer.

Town of Mocksville Fills Finance Director/Town Clerk Position

Mocksville, NC, May 22, 2017– The Town of Mocksville would like to announce the hiring of Lynn Trivette as the next Finance Director / Town Clerk.

“On behalf of the Town of Mocksville, I would like to welcome our new Finance Director / Town Clerk, Mrs. Lynn Trivette to our Town. Lynn’s skills, qualifications, and experience are going to be a vital asset to the Town in the years to come.”– Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager.

Mrs. Trivette is coming directly from the Town of Jonesville, NC, where she has served as the Finance Director/Town Clerk for over ten years.  She has overseen a department with a staff of three and oversaw a budget of $2.8 million annually. Her administrative duties included the supervision of Tax Collection, Utilities, and Payroll. She also served as Clerk to the Town Board.  Mrs. Trivette has served as the assistant to the Town Manager and served the Town Mayor and Town Board by assisting to establish goals to assure effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. Mrs. Trivette will directly administer the Town of Mocksville’s financial activities and serve as the Town Clerk under the supervision of the Town Manager. Lynn is excited to get started.

 “I am ecstatic about this opportunity. The Town has a lot of character and I feel blessed to be a part of the continuing growth. I intend to enjoy every moment along this journey finding laughter, strength, and joy with each day that passes.  I look forward to working with such a gifted and professional workforce. Our teamwork together will achieve the goals of the Town Board and the community.” – Lynn Trivette, Finance Director / Town Clerk for the Town of Mocksville.

Mrs. Trivette is a graduate of High Point University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerk’s where she recently served a four year term on the Board of Clerks for her district. She earned her North Carolina Clerk Certification and is currently working on her Clerk’s Master Certification through the UNC School of Government. She is excited to be serving with the Town of Mocksville.

The Town welcomes Mrs. Trivette, who officially starts Monday, June 19, 2017. For more information about this topic, please contact Town Manager, Marcus Abernethy at (336) 753-6700.

Town of Mocksville Budget Work Session – May 16, 2017

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:40 pm in the boardroom at the Mocksville Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss major budget related topics, including the tree replanting project on Court Square and the Main Street Park Project.

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday May 6, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

On Saturday, May 6th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring craftsmen, merchants, educational tours, historic reenactors, food, vendors, contests and live music, and a kids area with inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which kicks off at 10 AM.

Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More!
Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and two of the three tours revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. The big attraction for Boone buffs are the tours that run at 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and again at 2:15 PM.  Tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.

These tours include stops at historic Joppa Cemetery, where Daniel’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone and his brother Israel are buried (Israel’s grave is the oldest in the cemetery); the Boone Tract at Bear Creek, a 640-acre parcel of land granted to Squire Boone in 1753 and later sold to his son Daniel; the Daniel Boone Marker in Farmington; and nearby Pudding Ridge, where General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene (Cornwallis named the area for the thick mud in the area his troops had to march through).

A tour departing at 11:45 AM also visits Joppa Cemetery, Bear Creek, and the Boone Tract,  but adds tours of the Jesse A. Clement House (built in 1828) and Historic Center Arbor, constructed as a site for “camp meetings” during the Third Great Awakening in 1876.

The last tour, which departs at 1:15 PM, takes visitors to the River Park at the Bull Hole; Veach’s Muster Ground; Revolutionary War hero Richmond Pearson‘s grave site; and the Historic Zachary Holt House and Village Museum of Cooleemee, both of which have exhibits centered around the area’s once-booming textile industry.

Tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.

Rounding out the historic flavor of the festival will be the presence of reenactors from Fort Dobbs in Statesville.  Fort Dobbs re-enactors (Fort Dobbs was the site of a battle between settlers and Cherokee warriors in 1760.)

Frozen T-Shirt and Hula Hoop Contests with Prizes
Don’t miss the Frozen T-Shirt and Hula Hoop Contests at Junker’s Mill at 3:40 PM. These fun and hilarious events will have contestants pulling, stretching, whacking and otherwise abusing frozen t-shirts to see who can get theirs completely on first, and wildly gyrating to see who can keep their hoop spinning the longest. Registration on the day of the festival at Relay for Life Food Tent – $5 Fee.

Frozen T-Shirt Contest

1st place- $100 ( 17 & UP) $25 ( 11-16) $25 ( 6-10)|
2nd place- $75, $10, $10
3rd place- $50, $5, $5

Hula Hoop Contest

1st place- $25 (17 & UP) $25 (11-16) $25 (6-10)
2nd place- gift cards, gift cards, $10
3rd place -gift cards, $10, $5

Music and Entertainment all day at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater – capped off by The Eliminators ( ZZ Top Tribute Band out of Chicago)

Grab your chair and head over to Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theatre for a full day of entertainment:

NOON………Table Rock Ramblers ( Blue Grass)
2:05 p.m…..Flying Saucers ( Hits from 60’s & 70’s)
3:40 p.m..…Hula Hoop and Frozen T-shirt Contest (Register at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage)
4:30 p.m..…Tess & the Black & Blue Band ( Motown & Beach)
6:30-8 p.m. HEADLINER,  The Eliminators ( ZZ Top Tribute Band out of Chicago)

All of the performances are free of charge.  Alcoholic beverages and water can be purchased at Junker’s Mill (no coolers please).

Food Drive for A Storehouse for Jesus
The Rotary Club of Mocksville and the Davie County Early College Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club, will be collecting non-perishable food as well as monetary donations for A Storehouse for Jesus. Goods may be dropped of at the truck located near the Sound Depot on West Depot St. or at the collection table at  Junker’s Mill.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Downtown Park and Public Restrooms at 10 AM
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate and officially open the new public restrooms located on Main St. between Horn Oil Company and the Mocksville Police Department at 10 AM. Plans for the downtown Mocksville park that is being erected at the site this fall will also be shared.

Additional Information
To learn more about the amenities and activities at the festival,  head over to the official Daniel Boone Family Festival web site, or call 336-909-2263.