The Davie County Tourism and Town of Mocksville Tourism annual grant cycles are now open for 2023 and both non-profit and for-profit organizations are invited to apply. Grant Seekers Can Apply for Both Grants This year, Davie Chamber President Caroline Moser and Mocksville Community Development Director Tami Langdon want to make sure that applicants understand that they can apply for grants from both organizations. “By applying to both Davie County and Mocksville Tourism, you will gain financial leverage toward your event which enhances economic gains for both the County and the Town of Mocksville plus creates a tourism destination,” said Langdon. [...]
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Holiday spirits were high as thousands lined the streets Saturday, December 3rd, for one of Mocksville’s most beloved traditions, the Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade. The crowd waved and children scrambled for candy as the dozens of participants, everything from walking groups, performers, single vehicles to full-blown floats, and of course, Santa Claus, traveled down Main and Depot Streets. Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon appreciates all of the parade entrants and said that the points were very close for awarding top prizes. The winners of the 2021 Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade are: BEST OVERALL FLOATSWINNERPRIZEFIRST PLACEKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS$75.00SECOND PLACEDAVIE CO. FIREFIGHTERS [...]
The Town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 18th with the 10th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 16 teams made a mad dash down Main Street. The mood was festive as hundreds lined the street in eager anticipation. Race announcer Justin Blue kept the crowd cheering and in the holiday spirit with tricycle races, rock/paper/scissors contests, and partner wheelbarrow races. Throughout the evening, DJ Barry Rentz had folks dancing in the streets. “Once again, another terrific night for Mocksville! There were lots of creative beds and several new faces!” said Tami Langdon, community development coordinator. [...]
A “Tribute Tree” to honor and/or remember those who serve or have served to protect our freedom will be located at Mocksville’s Main Street Park and will be on display throughout the 2022 holiday season. The Goal is to Fill the Entire Tree With Flags! For each $1 contribution, a United States flag will be placed on the tree to represent a designated service person. The contributions will be presented to the Davie County Hero’s Fund for local veteran services. How to Honor/Remember a Service Member Make your $1 tax-deductible contribution payable to Historic Davie. Hard copy forms are available at [...]
Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 18th, as whacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses and non-profits participate in the 10th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. (Rain date November 19th) The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk, followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 p.m. and the first race at 6:30 p.m. $700 in Cash Prizes at Stake! Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority and sponsored by Liberty Storage Solutions, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most [...]
(L to R) Tami Langdon and Susan Lewis make up Mocksville’s Community Development Department. It’s 7:30 a.m., and Tami Langdon is on her way to Town Hall. But first, she will drive up and down Mocksville’s side streets and North and South Main Street to ensure nothing is broken or in need of repair. “It’s important that everything looks good and everybody is ok,” explains Langdon, Mocksville’s Community Development Coordinator. Once she reaches the office, she reviews her day’s schedule, knowing it will likely change. “You are pretty good for the first hour but then life changes,” she says [...]
Photo credit: Jessica White Prepare for a ghoulishly good time! Make plans now to grab your favorite ghouls and goblins and celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mocksville. Fall Festival at Main Street Park on Saturday, October 29 The festivities will kick off on Saturday, October 29th, with a fall festival at Main Street Park from 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by The Bridge Church, this fun, family event will feature music, games, candy, popcorn, and cotton candy. Holly Lane Haunt on October 30 & 31 The Holly Lane Haunt is back again to send chills down your spine. Victims… sorry, [...]
Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival in Downtown Mocksville on Saturday, October 8th, beginning at 10 a.m. with music continuing until 7:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone: handcrafted goods, art, food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and live concerts all day. Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main Street and run down West Depot Street leading to the entertainment area and outdoor stage. Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale Start your Christmas shopping early, or buy a little something special for [...]
Enjoy the last official Saturday of summer at Summer Beach Days in Downtown Mocksville. This FREE concert, featuring two fabulous bands, will be held on September 17th from 4 – 8:30 p.m. on West Depot Street. You’ll be filled with “Respect” as Phatt City brings on the beach, R&B, and dance music when they kick off the concert from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Phatt City is a 9-piece band that was formed in the early 70s by a group of high school band directors. This is the fourth version of the group. There are three remaining charter members – Dan Vestal, [...]
Parks and Grounds Director Chris Vaughn shows a notification sign that will be placed next to graves that violate the new Rose Cemetery rules. The Town of Mocksville loves to see residents honor their loved ones buried at Rose Cemetery. However, for the safety of staff and visitors and proper maintenance, the Town Board made some changes to the rules at its July meeting. The most significant change involves the types of remembrances that may be placed at a grave during the high maintenance season. From March 21st until the week of Thanksgiving, only floral arrangements placed in a [...]