Manager’s Corner

Our town is preparing for fall!  As it arrives with magnificent color and leaves, enjoy our town; support a local business, dine out at a local restaurant, support a local charitable event, participate at the YMCA or Mocksville-Davie Parks & Rec Dept. , walk or bike thru Rich Park, enjoy local school athletics and activities, visit the public library, volunteer at a community function or treat yourself to a downtown event.

 The town is excited to be in the early stages of planning and organizing a farmers market to be located on the corner of Depot St and Salisbury St in the town hall parking lot.  We have been working closely with the local NC Cooperative Extension Agency and look forward to promoting “Eat Fresh, Healthy and Local”.    Anyone interested is welcome to attend an organizational meeting on October 3rd at the town hall at 5pm on October 3rd.

We hope to have a preview of the market at the Historic Downtown Four Oaks Festival, Oct. 12th.

Get those rakes ready!   Leaf pick up will be ongoing from October 21 thru December 13th.

Be inspired to…reduce, recycle, and reuse!  Set aside some time to eliminate some clutter and organize your garage, cabinets, closets, upstairs, downstairs, the basement or whatever you may want  to improve!  The Davie Chamber of Commerce will host an e-waste Event, Friday October 18th – noon to 6pm in the parking lot at Junker’s Mill.    Recycle batteries, cell phones, TVs, computers and other         e-waste.  For more info contact the Davie Chamber of Commerce.

The ‘fall-owing day”  October 19th, Mocksville Residents only  can participate in Fall Clean Up Day  at Rich Park, 8am until noon.  As you remove items to bring, pick up a few to add to help us restock the shelves at Storehouse for Jesus.  We will be collecting canned food in exchange for your drop off.

Halloween treats and thrills will fill the Mocksville-Davie Parks and Rec .Brock Gym on Oct. 31st.

November 5th will be municipal Election Day.  Thank you to the elected officials who contribute countless hours of time, information gathering and planning to help keep our town safe, economically responsible and a wonderful place to live, work and play.  You are appreciated.

Proudly display American flags as you remember and honor the men and women, past and present which defend and protect our freedom on Veteran’s Day, November 11th and every day.

Take the Pledge to recycle and organize a team event for your family, church, school, civic group, neighborhood on Nov. 15th, America Recycles Day.  http://americarecyclesday.org/pledge.  Find out what is recyclable in your community 336-751-1584, 336-753-6700 or http://mocksvillenc.org.   Lead by example in your neighborhood by recycling.  Tell five friends that recycling is the easiest thing they can do to help protect our environment.   Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the educating, motivating and promoting of recycling in the United States. A day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. Get involved!

<Reduce>Recycle>Reuse Opportunities in the Town of Mocksville

Reduce your closet and recycle those clothes you are not wearing for reuse:  Goodwill Store, Storehouse for Jesus

Reduce household clutter and recycle furniture, household items for reuse:  Goodwill Store, Habitat for Humanity Restore and Storehouse for Jesus

Recycle cell phones for reuse: Davie Domestic Violence 3rd floor County Administration Bldg.,

123 S. Main St.

 

Recycle plastic bags for reuse at Wal-mart.

Recycle aluminum cans: Look for the “can” trailers in the parking lots of Mocksville Elementary School and South Davie Middle School.

Recycle undamaged laser and ink jet cartridges, toner and ribbons:  NC Cooperative Extension Office-main floor County Office Building, 180 S. Main St., offers a recycling program for laser and ink jet printer cartridges, toner, ribbons, and cell phones. Simply leave used cartridges or old cell phones in the collection basket located on the main floor of the County Office Building at 180 South Main Street, Mocksville. Cartridges can be left with or without their original boxes. Damaged cartridges are not accepted. Please leave cell phones in a plastic bag.

Reduce, recycle, and reuse options are also provide by local consignment shops.

Nov. 22nd will officially welcome the holiday season with “ Let It Snow” including the lighting of the downtown, A Tree of Honor and Memory, the second annual  “Night before…”  street bed races, a new hometown ornament, Holiday Open House complete with street vendors and annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on Nov. 23rd. 

Davie County Arts Council presents “Holiday Home Tour” and more on December 7th.

For more information on the events listed along with others, you may contact town hall staff

336-753-6700 or www.mocksvillenc.org  , www.daviecountyblog.com, www.daviechamber.com www.historicdowntownmocksville.comwww.daviearts.org .

Thank you, to the many residents who volunteer their time with various tasks and who promote our town as “goodwill ambassadors” with positive comments.

With the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, may we be grateful of our blessings, sharing them with others and may the New Year, 2014 present new opportunities of  improvement in working, playing, teaching, learning and living, … together,  in Mocksville, North Carolina- “Time Well Spent”.

Best regards,

Christine W. Bralley

Town Manager