Free Progressive Storybook in the Park — Friday, July 20th

Mocksville’s new downtown park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and a story, so you won’t want to miss  the progressive storybook, “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20th.

Participants will be led through a series of storyboards that share the charming story of a bear and a sandwich, followed by some cold refreshments.  

This free family event is sponsored by the Davie County Public Library and the Town of Mocksville.

Bring your lunch or purchase one from our local restaurants and bring a chair or a blanket for seating.

The storyboards will be left in place until 5 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the event.

A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED TO STAY WITH CHILD/CHILDREN.

For more information, call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 or tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov.

Free Family Movie in the Park — Friday, July 20th

Bring your family & friends to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of A Dog’s Purpose on  Friday, July 20th. The movie will begin at 8:45 p.m. at the new downtown park on Main Street.

A Dog’s Purpose is the story of a devoted dog who discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. Warning, this is a tearjerker!! PG — 98 minutes.

A Dog’s Purpose is the second of four movies that the Davie County Library and the Town of Mocksville will be hosting at the park. The other dates and titles are:

Friday, Aug. 17 BLACK PANTHER…2 HRS. 14 MINUTES…PG

Friday, Sept. 21 TANGLED…140 MINUTES…PG

All movies will begin at 8:45 p.m. Please bring your own chair or a blanket for seating. Bring your own snacks or purchase from SCOOP’S Ice Cream, The Factory Coffee House, or our other local restaurants.

A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED TO STAY WITH CHILD/CHILDREN.

For more information, call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 or tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov.

Free Concert on the Square This Saturday in Downtown Mocksville

Enjoy some motown and beach music as Tess Black & Blues Band takes the stage this Saturday night, July 14th, from 7 p.m-10 p.m in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

More Free Concerts for 2018
Future performances are July 28th — Mel Jones & His Bag O’Bones (Americana), August 11th — 60 Watt Combo (70s & 80s rock), August 25th — Brad Ratledge & The Happy Ones (soft rock & country). All of the concerts begin at 7 pm.

Tess Black & Blue Band
Founded in 2014, this multi-talented hometown group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – Vocals; Grady McClamrock – Rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – Lead guitar; Ken Simonds – Bass; Jerry Smith – Keyboards; and Darren Boles – Drums.

Break Out Your Lawn Chairs This Saturday!
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

Clerk’s Corner

Hi from Mocksville Town Hall and hello summer! School is out and I hope all will take advantage of the countless things happening around our Town and get connected and involved with all the exciting events.

  • The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will be at Junker’s Mill every Wednesday, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, starting in May and ending in October.
  • The Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association will host Summer Cruise-ins, April through September, on the first and third Mondays of each month. Come downtown and enjoy some classic cars and all that downtown has to offer.
  • Summer Beach Days and Concerts on the Square begin in June and we look forward to seeing all of you in your lawn chairs.
  • New! Movies in the park.
  • The beautiful Main Street Park.

 

The specific dates, and times, and additional information on these events are included in this issue of the City Page.

It continues to be an honor to work and serve the citizens of Mocksville. I would like to take this opportunity to offer a special thanks to the former Town Manager, Marcus Abernethy for his determination and commitment to the Town and its employees. I wish Marcus only the best as his journey opens big and wide. I am excited to begin working with Mocksville’s Interim Town Manager, Leonard Barefoot starting later in June as we team up together to continue the successful visual growth of this community.  Big thanks to our Mayor and Town Board for a job well done during the budget process. Determining a Town’s needs and making future decisions are a vital part of the job and their team efforts are what get us where we are.

The staff can look forward to a successful year.  As the Town Clerk, I am committed to serving the residents of our community, and strive to give excellent customer service while upholding the values of an open government. The Town of Mocksville reassures us that the customer is the most important visitor on the Town’s property and the customers are not an interruption in our work. The customer is the purpose of it. The customer is not an outsider in our business, because the customer is a part of it. We are not doing the customer a favor by serving him or her, because the customer is doing us a favor by giving the Town an opportunity to do so. The Town Manager and I will make an intensive effort to keep you updated on things that affect you as a citizen. Mocksville is a very special Town with a hard working staff that performs these services which are provided to the Town. Please don’t hesitate to call the Town Hall with any questions or concerns you may have.

Sincerely,

Lynn Trivette, Town Clerk

Mayor’s Corner

Summer is here! There us so much going on in and around our town this summer. Please mark your calendars for all of the events listed on the City Page and join your fellow citizens over the next several weeks in beautiful downtown Mocksville. Just like the road work done in the downtown area last Summer, there will be repairs and upgrades going on to streets and utilities over the next several months. Just to clear up any confusion as to what will be happening to the streets and intersections, I will try to bring everyone up to speed on the details.

Here in South Mocksville in front of CJs restaurant, the NC DOT has funded the project to eliminate the yield sign where we have seen so many accidents over the past several years. This is not going to be a round-a-bout. The plan is to create an intersection of Salisbury Street into Highway 601 in front of the Upscale Consignment shop. There will be a turning lane formed to reduce traffic backup. Lakey Backhoe is reworking water and sewer lines over the next few weeks to prepare for the road work to begin in August. When the Project is complete, you will be able to access CJs from the driveway coming off of Salisbury Street. Please observe any “Road Closed” signs to ensure the safety of the crews that are working.

There is a plan for a round-a-bout to be constructed at the large intersection near Millers restaurant. NC DOT is in the process of planning the reworking of utilities and designing the roadway. This will eliminate the stop lights altogether and make the traffic flow more smoothly at this intersection. You will not see any actual road work this year on this project but plans are underway. This round-a-bout will be a larger radius than the one located in Bermuda Run on Highway 158.

The completion of our Mocksville Town Square should come about in 2018. We are waiting on the NC DOT to place our mast arm poles in the center of town square which will support the traffic lights and allow us to eliminate the overhead wires. Once this happens, the Public Works Department will be able to complete the sidewalks. The roads throughout the downtown area will be resurfaced and made smooth again once all of the work is complete. The Mocksville Town Board and staff are also working to improve the intersection in front of the new downtown park which should happen during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

We are always working to make Mocksville a better place to live and work. Please bear with us and be patient during the construction process.

William J. Marklin, III
Mayor, Town of Mocksville

Free Independence Day Activities Abound in Davie County!

Davie County celebrations for our nation’s 242nd birthday begin today and run through Wednesday, July 4th.

With fireworks, concerts, wagon rides, antique tractors, a lawnmower parade,  children’s activities, and even a ladies frying pan toss, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

19th Annual Independence Day Tractor Show & Parade

All day Friday and Saturday – The weekend will be full of the sights and sounds of yesteryear at the 19th Annual Piedmont Antique Power Association (PAPA) Antique Tractor and Engine show held at the Masonic Picnic Grounds. This free event boasts antique tractors, farm equipment, and a host of vendors.  Step back in time and celebrate the heritage of Davie County. This non-profit group exists to assist charitable organizations in the community. The annual tractor parade through historic downtown Mocksville is a celebration of North Carolina’s rich farming heritage and a celebration of the great American spirit of Independence with a tribute to our military veterans.

There are wagon rides through Rich Park, kiddie train rides, and a bounce house on both days.  Friday promises fun with antique displays, tractor pulls, live music, and various other activities.  Saturday begins with a parade of tractors through historic Downtown Mocksville at 10 a.m. that travels from the picnic grounds on North Main Street to the square, turning onto Depot Street. World War II prisoner of war Harold Frank will serve as the grand marshal. After the parade, there will be a kiddie pedal pull, auction sale, raffle in which someone will win a tractor or prize money! This year’s raffle tractor is a 1956 Farmall 100. New this year is a raffle for a new child’s pedal tractor.  Raffle tickets are 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00.

Friday, June 29th
8:00 am each day – Gates open to the public  – No entrance fee

All Day— Display of Tractors, Hit & Miss Engines, & Farm Equipment, Demonstrations of Farm Equipment, and Wagon Rides

6:30pm — MUSIC by GAINING GROUND

6:30pm —- Tractor skills event, KIDDIE PEDAL RACE, Ladies Pedal Pull & Frying Pan Toss, Wrench Toss contest

Saturday, June 30th
All Day — Displays of Tractor, Hit & Miss Engines, & Farm Equipment, Wagon Rides

9:00am — Parade Line-up

10:00am — Parade through Downtown Mocksville

11:30am — KIDDIE PEDAL PULL (sign ups start at 11:00am)

1:00pm — Auction Sale

3:00pm — DRAWING FOR THE RAFFLE TRACTORS

For more information contact Piedmont Antique Power Association,  Arthur Bostick at 336.414.7834, or visit www.piedmontantiquepowerassociation.com

POUNDCAKE to Perform Friday at 7 p.m. in the Mocksville Town Square
Head to Downtown Mocksville on Friday night from 7-10 p.m. and rock with POUNDCAKE, featuring Tim Elmore. This free concert will feature rock tunes from the 80’s & 90’s. Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the local downtown restaurants, shop in the boutiques, or grab a coffee or ice cream. Bring your own chair.

This concert is the first in the Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority. For more information, call (336) 753-6705.

Free Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza  – Saturday, June 30th, at Rich Park
Grab your family and friends and spend the evening at Rich Park/Mando Field & Davie Family YMCA! The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Enjoy great food, family activities, and listen to the live band! Last but not least, enjoy the fireworks show under the stars!

Enjoy goodies from KP Kakes, Sunset Slush, Emergensweets, Wingz on Wheelz, Super SnackShop, Anna’s Sweet Treats, Wicked Awesome Foods, Davie County Band Boosters, and Jacob & Mabrey’s Gourmet Cotton Candy

Jim Quick & Coastline will wow young and old alike with their eclectic blend of beach, soul, blues, and rock. From hard driving Carolina back beats, to Georgia southern rock, from Cajun inspired grooves, to Texas and Delta blues; Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. With finesse, the pure forms of southern music are transformed into a modern contemporary art form.

Coastline is one of the most sought after acts on the road today, staying booked over a year in advance. Coastline has rapidly become a staple in Americana music.

Free onsite parking until full! Alternate parking available. New this year, Davie County Recreation and Parks is partnering with YVeddi Transportation to provide FREE transportation to and from the event site for the Celebration!

Click on the links below for more information about parking and transportation:

Rain date: July 1 (Fireworks only).

For more information, call Davie County Recreation and Parks at 336-753-TEAM (8326) or visit http://www.daviecountync.gov/723/Independence-Day-Celebration

Cooleemee’s Independence Day Celebration Begins at 10 a.m. on July 4th
Cooleemee’s annual 4th of July celebration will be held on Wednesday beginning with a parade at 10 a.m. If entering the parade (lawnmowers, bicycles, walkers, floats), please be dressed or decorated in a patriotic theme and meet at 9 a.m. in the elementary school parking lot on Marginal Street. There will be prizes for the best decorated floats, lawnmowers, golf carts, or bikes.

Following the parade there will be festivities on the Zachary House grounds including free watermelon and ice cream, games, water fun, and more! The Ladies Auxiliary of the Cooleemee/Mocksville VFW will be selling hotdogs, chips, and drinks as a fundraiser.  

Public Notice – Budget Amendment Workshop Thursday, June 28, at 2:00pm

A workshop will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 2:00pm, in the Board Room at Town Hall, located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, North Carolina, for the following purpose:

  • Consider Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Amendments

 

This Wednesday, June 13th at the Mocksville Farmer’s Market

Ice Cream samples featured this week!

Great variety of fresh vegetables, baked goods, eggs, and Beef from Granite Ridge Farm and Pork from Trivette Farm. Pang will be at market with her fresh cut seasonal flowers.

The Mocksville Farmer’s Market is held in the parking lot at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theatre, next door to the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 135 South Salisbury Street, just across the street from the Mocksville Town Hall Parking Lot located, and just a block down W Depot Street from the town square.

The farmers market operates from 3-6 pm on Wednesdays continuing through 10/24/2018.

Notice of Special Called Meeting to be Held at 6 PM on Thursday, June 14th.

A special called meeting of the Mocksville Town Board will be held on Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 pm.

Summer Beach Days Free Concert Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 16th

Summer Beach Days is a free concert at the Junkers Mill Outdoor Theater in downtown Mocksville on Saturday, June 16th.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the two-part concert running from 6:00-10:30 PM. Tess & the Black & Blues Band will kick off the concert and play from 6:00 to 7:30 PM and Silk Groove will end the night playing from 8:00 to 10:30 pm.

Food, Alcohol and Beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers.

Please bring donations for  St0rehouse for Jesus (canned goods and non-perishables) at entrance. Food Drive sponsored by Mocksville Rotary Club.