May News Crumb

Tasty tidbits of news, events, and general good happenings in Todd, NC
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CommUnity Dance

Friday May 17th at 7:30pm

Come on down and  kick up your heels to the lively sounds of the Laurel Creek String Band at our monthly Contra (and a whole lot more) Dance!
Bring the family too!
Cost is only $5.00 for those over 12
It sure is a “reel” good time!

THIS MONTH come early and join in our POT LUCK dinner.   Bring a dish to share… after we eat, we’ll clear the tables and get down to dancing!
Dinner starts at 6:00pm

Notable Events Happening in Todd to put on your calendar
May 4th
New River Marathon

Join the TCPO in handing out water to the runners at the corner of Big Hill and Todd RR Grade Rd.  Lots of fun and a great way to meet new people, cheer on runners and help out.  To volunteer – just show up at the Mercantile at 6am on the 4th.

May 17th
CommUnity Pot Luck and Contra Dance

Grab the family and a dish to share and come on out and swing your partners for out monthly Contra Dance and 1st pot luck of the season!  Dinner will be around 6pm in the Gallery upstairs, then we’ll clear off the tables and chairs and get on down to the do-si-do -ing!  Great time for all!

May 25th
TCPO Silent Auction and CommUnity Art and Yard Sale

The TCPO is looking for donations for both the silent auction and yard sale if you would like to help.  Proceeds help cover some of the costs for free summer music series in the park.  To donate an item call 336-877-5401 or drop it off at the Todd Mercantile in the TCPO office.  They are also looking for volunteers to help out with this event.  Give us a call to find out more.

First Saturday of the Month (May-Oct)
Todd Ruritan BarBQ

South Fork Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
4pm – 7pm

Hours for the MercWednesday – Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

10:00am – 5:00pm


If you have any questions about the events on this page or have any events that you know of happening in Todd – give me a shout at
336-877-5401 or you can email me by replying to this message!
Todd Mercantile
3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd.
Todd, NC  28684

April showers bring May…

Mother’s, music and marathons – oh my!

Greetings from downtown Todd!

It has been great to see the life coming back into Todd this spring, with everyone coming back up to their cabins, the cyclists back out on the road, the fisher-folk casting their lines and kayakers paddling down the river!  Spring has been a little slow to come due to winter’s hard time letting go this year but the wildflowers are blooming and the trees are starting to turn green again so it’s a beautiful time to be in the mountains.

This weekend the New River Marathon/half marathon and 5K  is running here in Todd!  The TCPO will have a water station at the corner of Big Hill and Todd Railroad Grade road to hand out water, gatorade and encouragement to the runners.  They are looking for volunteers to help.  If you would like to help at the water station just come on by the Todd Mercantile or meet us at the corner around 6:30-7:00am THIS SATURDAY MORNING.This event is always a lot of fun and it’s a great place to cheer on the runners.  If you are out driving the roads watch out for the runners… they will be all over the roads around Todd and Fleetwood.

Looking ahead in May, Mother’s Day weekend is May12th.  It is also the weekend for ASU’s graduation.  You can order your cakes, pies, breads and treats ahead of time to make sure we aren’t sold out when you get to town.  Give me a call if you if are interested in ordering or finding out more on what we have to offer.   Speaking of which, we now have sourdough breads, french baguettes and other fresh baked breads available starting Thursday afternoons and through the weekend.

And if you haven’t gotten your Mother a gift yet – we have some great locally handcrafted items here at the store perfect for every Mom.  Stop on by and see some of the new towel designs by Sue, the turned bowls we have in stock from Hank, or the handcrafted lavender scented heat packs from Evelynn.

On May 17th, make plans to bring a dish and come to our Community Pot Luck Dinner.  It starts at 6pm and then we’ll clear off the tables and kick up our heels for our  monthly CommUnity  Dance right here at the Todd Mercantile.  The dancing will start about 7:30pm if you just want to come to that.   Cost for the dance is 5.00 for the band and callers.
The Laurel Creek string band will be playing the tunes and Julie Gurganus and John Turner will be calling.  They will also have open mic for all those out there who have ever wanted to try calling a dance.

If you or someone you know raced in the Boone Roubaix, you can check out the pictures taken as they rode by the Todd Mercantile here.

If you haven’t stopped by the Mercantile this season, you’ll want to come and check out some of the cool new items we now carry.
Hope to see you soon in Todd!


Todd Community Preservation Organization News

The annual Keep the Music Silent Auction and community Art and Yard Sale is this coming Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25th).  If you would like to donate an auction item for to this great cause, call the Todd Mercantile or drop it off here, where it can be put in the TCPO office until the auction.   Here’s your chance to help us keep the Music Series going in Todd.We are also looking for donations for the yard sale, so keep the TCPO in mind while you’re doing your spring cleaning this year!

The TCPO is looking for volunteers to help out with the summer events.  If you are interested in helping the TCPO you can reply to this email, go to and send them an email asking for more information or ask a member about it at any event. The TCPO meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Todd Mercantile.

Free Summer Music Series Schedule
June 8th
The King BeesJuly 6th
Laura Boosinger and
Josh Goforth

August 3rd
New River Boys

June 22nd
Sons of BluegrassJuly 20th
Eric Ellis 

August 17th
Lizzy Ross 

  • Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket

  • All concerts for the free summer music series start at 6:00pm
  • The TCPO will have food from the grill, snacks and beverages for sale.  

The Kruger Brothers

Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch

August 24th  4pm
Tickets on sale May 24th.
Concert starts at 4pm – rain or shine

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