January Town Board Meeting Re-Scheduled for January 9th

Due to New Year Holiday, the Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Board Room at Mocksville Town Hall on January 9th.

Water/Sewer Payments by Credit and Debit Card are Now Accepted

This service is provided by Forte Payment Systems
A service fee is charged by Forte for using this system
The service fee is 2.5% with a minimum of $1.50


This fee is charged and collected by Forte Payment Systems

Main Street Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday, January 9th

Come join us for the Ribbon Cutting at Main Street Park Plaza on North Main Street in Downtown Mocksville. The park features a picnic area, sitting area, water fountain feature, and a clock tower. Enjoy yourself in this “new addition” to our downtown.

The town of Mocksville cordially invites you and all members of the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Main Street Park on Tuesday, January 9th at 11:30 a.m.

Additional information 336-753-6705

Town Manager’s Corner

The Christmas season is upon us and 2017 is drawing to a close. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year. This season is both a time of rejoicing and reflection. 2017 has brought lots of new assets to our town, and I am thankful for the vision and acumen, and devotion of the Mayor and Town Board of Commissioners. I am also thankful for staff. They have all been working very hard serving the Town, and they continue to impress me daily. It continues to be a gift and a blessing to live and serve here in Mocksville, and the greatest reward to me as the Town Manager is working with the great people that I work with and the great people that live here.

Our efforts to further improve Mocksville continue. Main Street Park construction is well underway, and we hope to reach completion before year’s end. With the Oak trees replanting in Court Square, we hope to see mast arm traffic signals installed in early 2018. The Town Board recently approved the purchase of a new leaf removal machine as we have had mechanical issues with all of our existing equipment. As we work to complete repairs, and we use our new machine, please allow us to catch up on removing leaves that have continually fallen while equipment was out of service.

As we enjoy Christmas, New Years, and this wintery season, I hope that you all have precious time with family and friends dear to you. Gifts under the tree on Christmas morning bring fun and excitement. Perhaps the very best of gifts for us to have are peace, love, joy, health, freedom, and fellowship. I hope you all experience this in abundance throughout this winter and throughout 2018. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With Warm Wishes,

Marcus Abernethy

Mocksville Town Manager

Horse and buggy rides cancelled due to weather

Please share and help us get the word out ~ The horse and buggy rides scheduled for tonight in Downtown Mocksville are cancelled due to weather.

Notice: Fall Leaf Pickup Has Been Extended to December 29, 2017

Leaves should be raked to the curb, not into the streets.

For the safety of the town crew, do not rake closer than 25 feet to an intersection and do not rake within 10 feet of a power pole.

DO NOT RAKE LIMBS OR BRANCHES WITH THE LEAVES – DO NOT BAG LEAVES

Bagged leaves and yard waste such as limbs, branches, brush and grass clippings, etc., will not be picked up.

Horse & Buggy Rides Downtown Mocksville Wednesday, December 20th

Horse and Buggy Rides Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse & buggy rides beginning and ending in downtown Mocksville.

Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  
What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holiday than a ride down Main Street through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn carriage! The buggy can hold 4-6 people so bring the family and enjoy horse and buggy rides for $5.00 per person-children under 6 ride FREE. Rides depart from and return to West Depot St. near Splatter Art Studio & Styled Gatherings.

While you are downtown, don’t forget to do a little Christmas shopping in the unique shops and dine in one of the delightful restaurants. Happy Holidays!

This Weekend – Friday Night Bed Races, Christmas Parade and Winterfest Coming to Mocksville!

Races Friday night, Parade Saturday
Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 17th as 15
intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits, WXII-12 News, and CW Channel 20.1 take part in the 6th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races.

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 pm. The bed races will begin at 6:15 as CW takes on WXII. WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope is determined that her team will place in the top three this year!

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes. This year’s race is sponsored by Yadtel.

Enjoy 2016 Mocksville Bed Race Pictures!
Mocksville Bed Races -2016 ‘Twas The Night Before Bed Race!

Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work?
Like any sprint, the goal of the bed race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old, and the rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are appropriate.

Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot Street to Gaither Street: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)

Main Street will be Closed at 5:30
Main Street from Gaither Street to the ­­­­­corner of Main Street/601/64 ­­­­­­­­­will close at 5:30 pm in preparation for the race. Plenty of bleacher-seating will be available. O’Callahans, Restaurant 101, The Factory Coffeehouse, and Scoops will be open for hungry spectators. Michael Burton’s Smoke Wagon will be serving barbecue, smoked nachos, smoked chicken wings and corn dogs near Sadie’s Unique Boutique on North Main Street and the Davie High Band Boosters will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and cold and hot drinks near the Mocksville Police Station.

RUSH -Rotary United to Stop Hunger will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Saturday – Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Begins at Noon
The holidays would not be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s blast from the past theme is “It’s a 50’s Christmas.” What happened in the 1950s? …”I Love Lucy” premiered on television…The Diner’s Club began issuing the first credit cards…Swanson introduced Frozen TV Dinners…”The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered & the Disneyland theme park in California opened…Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s chain….Elvis Presley had his first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel”…NASA was created…Wham-O invented the Hula Hoop….Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states to the US…The original series of The Twilight Zone aired as well as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke & The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park at noon Saturday and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin. Prizes will be awarded to the best parade participants. First place wins $75; second place will receive $50; and third place earns $25.

Find Your Parade Seat Early and do a Little Christmas Shopping on Saturday!
Several downtown merchants will be hosting annual holiday open houses with refreshments and store specials. They would love to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

The Market on Main
143 N. Main Street • Open 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Featuring: “Fresh From The Farm” USDA Meats, Vegetables, Eggs, Artisans, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Baked Goods, Honey, & More!

Splatter Art Studio
110 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Hand Painted Holiday Gifts and Art for Purchase. Special Discounted Gift Certificates for Classes. Refreshments and Live Music.

Styled Gatherings
114 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Featuring: New Arrivals, Prize Drawings, Giveaways, and Refreshments.

Sadie’s Unique Boutique
185 N. Main Street • Open House 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Shopping Discounts, Holiday Gifts, Giveaways, and Refreshments

Counter Point Music
50 Court Square • Open at 10 a.m.
Join us for Refreshments & Promotional Offers immediately following the parade

Winterfest – Free Family Event Saturday, December 2nd
Downtown Mocksville’s holiday celebrations continue with Winterfest on Saturday, December 2nd from noon- 5 p.m.

This FREE family fun event will include inflatables (Dual Lane Patriot Slide has a 22 foot drop!), free hay rides after 1 p.m., small pony rides, ice painting sculptures, and a progressive story book “The Snowy Day” (a walking story book promoted through the Davie County Library). Children will start at Sadie’s Unique Boutique (185 N. Main St.) and read the pages of the book in each merchant’s windows. After reading all of the pages the children arrive at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater parking lot where they will receive a prize bag containing goodies and a coloring book & crayons. A few copies of “The Snowy Day” will also be given away. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 105 S. Salisbury Street.

Horse & Buggy Rides in Downtown Mocksville December 9th
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season in Historic Downtown Mocksville on a relaxing horse and buggy ride on Friday, December 9th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The horse and buggy will leave from West Depot Street (near Styled Gatherings). The cost is $5 per person, children under six are free.

2017 Christmas Ornament Commemorates Old Davie High School
The 2017 Mocksville Town Christmas Ornament is a tribute to the old Davie High School. This beautiful pewter keepsake depicts the Davie County War Eagle as well as the address and years of the school. The ornament is $8 and can be purchased at Bank of the Ozarks, BB&T, and Town Hall. Ornaments from past years are available for sale at Town Hall for $9.

Questions?
For more information about the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, Winterfest, or horse and buggy rides contact the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority at (336) 753-6705. For more information about the “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Hometown Christmas Parade, contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.

Town of Mocksville RFP for Limb Removal Services – Responses Due October 31st

The Town of Mocksville is seeking proposals from qualified firms interested in contracting with the Town to provide limb removal services for limb debris within the municipal limits of Mocksville.

The Town of Mocksville will accept proposals through 3:00 pm EST Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.

Interested parties should download the latest version of the Limb Removal RFP here.

Town Manager’s Corner

Greetings from Mocksville Town Hall! It continues to be a blessing to live and work here in Mocksville. It is an honor to serve the Town. Mocksville is a very special place and I look forward to seeing some great things happen in the coming months. I am also excited to participate in many of our holiday celebrations.

Our Mayor and Town Board of Commissioners and town staff have been working very hard to make preparations for our projects that are or soon to be underway. I would like to sincerely thank the Mayor and the Town Board of Commissioners for their leadership in moving Mocksville forward. It is an honor to serve with our citizens.

Azalea Drive, Magnolia Avenue, Holly Lane, Beechwood Drive, Birchwood Lane, as well as Duke, Avon, Gwyn, Spruce Street, and sections Gaither Street have been resurfaced.

The second phase of the Main Street Park will be constructed starting in early October. I look forward to seeing this completed as our holiday seasons draw near. This park will include a downtown plaza with a fountain, old town clock, arbor trellis pergola, a covered shelter, flagpole, flower beds, and space to enjoy the landscape and the trees. A conceptual drawing is shown below.

We are also renovating Court Square. Four new Willow Oaks will be planted in October, and we have contracted with NCDOT to improve our traffic intersection to replace our wooden traffic poles with mast arm traffic signals.

The Town was recently awarded grant funding from the State of North Carolina to assist in the extension of water lines and roadway on Quality Drive in SouthPoint Business Park. This will make additional land available for several industrial sites that could create hundreds of jobs. The Town has also been awarded grants to pay for utility line mapping, and a grant has been awarded to assist in the expansion of Accumed.

As we enjoy the end of summer and the heart of the fall and holiday seasons, I hope that you have time to enjoy everyone and everything around you.

Sincerely,

Marcus Abernethy
Mocksville Town Manager