July Commissioners Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 5th

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month in the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.  Due to the Independence Day holiday, the July meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 5th at the Mocksville Town Hell

Free Concert! Two Great Bands in Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 24th

Not one, but two exciting bands will perform on Saturday, June 24th from 6-10:30 pm at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater in Downtown Mocksville.

Elvis Tribute Band- Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder at 6 pm

Don’t be a hound dog, put on your blue suede shoes and come reminisce to the sounds of Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder, an incredible Elvis tribute band, from 6-7:30 pm.

Taylor’s performance highlights the persona of Elvis as well as his musical career.

Taylor began his musical journey at the tender age of 7 as an Elvis tribute artist. At 10 years old he performed in front of a sold out audience at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem. At 12 he learned to play the guitar and joined the church band and found his true calling as a Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter.  In 2012, Taylor found himself playing guitar and singing back-up vocals for American Idol finalist, Chelsea Sorrell, at local concerts and festivals. They opened for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Florida-Georgia Line, Colt Ford and more. He released his own Christian album in 2013.

Today, Taylor continues to perform his Elvis Tribute shows while following his heart and writing and performing Contemporary Christian music.

Memphis Thunder
Memphis Thunder, an authentic 50’s era band, is made up of Taylor Vaden as lead vocals/acoustic guitar, Brad Ford on drums, Todd Phillips on upright bass/background vocals,  and Scott Williams on electric guitar/background vocals. Together they won first place in the non-pro division Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the 2016 Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival held at Legends in Concert. This year they were named the 2017 Georgia Elvis Festival Non-Pro Champions.

Beach, Motown, R&B, and Classic Soul- Silk Groove Band at 8 pm
Silk Groove is an energetic and dynamic eleven-piece show band made up of multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated musicians and vocalists featuring live horns, bass, keyboard, guitar and drums. The guys rock the stage, interact with the crowd, and DANCE not only on stage but with their audiences as well.

This band will “make you wanna (shout!), kick your heels up and (shout!), throw your hands up and (shout!)” as they take you on a journey down memory lane, performing beach, motown, R&B, and classic soul. Their performances include the sweets sounds of legendary groups like the Drifters, the Temptations, and Journey, as well as solo artists like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. You’ll be clapping, dancing, and singing along with all your favorite hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

No coolers allowed. Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The Mocksville Rotary club will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable foods for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Grab your lawn chair and invite your friends and family to twist, shag, and boogie the night away!

Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 107 S. Salisbury St, Mocksville. For more information about the Summer Fun Beach Days Concert, call 336 753-6705.

Town of Mocksville Court Square Tree Selection Survey

The Town of Mocksville is asking our residents to provide input in the selection process of the tree species that will be replanted this fall in Court Square. The Town has reviewed a variety of species recommended by arborists as being a good fit for the soil type and environment in our downtown, and has narrowed down the list to three remaining species. The Town values your input and will take information in consideration during the replanting process.  Please download and complete the Town of Mocksville Court Square Tree Selection Survey.  Instructions are included with the survey form.

Free Concert Saturday, June 10th – Mocksville Concerts on the Square Series

Mocksville will be rocking as Surry Line kicks off the free Concerts on the Square concert series this Saturday night, June 10th, from 7 pm-10 pm in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville.

Five Free Concerts for 2017
This is the first of five free concerts sponsored by the Town of Mocksville. Future performances are July 15th — Josh Tenery & Joel McCarson (soft rock, country); August 19th– Tin Can Alley & Mel Jones (America, soft rock, blues); August 26th — Tess Black & Blue Band (motown, beach) and September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country, rock). All of the concerts begin at 7 pm.

Break out your lawn chairs this Saturday!
Although Surry Line is known for its own unique sound, it’s genre of music would fit mostly into the Americana, Country, Rockabilly style. Surry Line has a long list of cover tunes that span all the way from Elvis to Guns and Roses, Johnny Cash to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Webb Pierce to Janis Joplin, and Charlie Daniels to Darious Rucker to name a few. One thing that sets Surry Line apart from other bands that cover these artist is their unique sound and their ability to make these cover songs, that have been done thousands of times, into something that sounds fresh and new.

While the songs that they cover keep the audience entertained, it’s the original songs of Surry Line that keep the audience interested and coming back for more. These songs have proven to hold the attention of strangers and passers by from the first time Surry Line performed in 2014.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

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.