April 16 2013 News Crumb

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

Friday 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 Dance!
Bring the family too!
Cost is only $5.00 for those over 12
It sure is a “reel” good time!

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 Merc

Wednesday – 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 News & More

Greetings from downtown Todd!

It was a LONG time coming, but I think we may finally have Spring here in Todd!

With the change of weather the DOT crews have been out repairing some of the really damaged parts of Todd Railroad Grade Road (from the January flood).   But the recent heavy rains have added new spots along the road to watch out for.  Hopefully they will get these fixed before long.

Dust off those dancing shoes, our monthly CommUnity Contra Dance this Friday night, April 19th right here at the Todd Mercantile.  If you’ve never been to one, these dances sure are a whole lotta fun for the whole family!  This month Connie Carringer will be calling a great mix of dances for an exciting evening to tunes by the Laurel Creek String Band (and friends)!  Circles, contras, squares and more!  No experience necessary.   The cost is only 5.00 for all those over 12.   Come on out and celebrate the coming of spring by kicking up your heels a little!

On Saturday (the 20th), watch out for cyclists making their way around the high country (including Todd) in theBoone Roubaix.  The race will be starting at the High Country fairgrounds on Roby Greene Rd. at 10am.  They will be coming down Big Hill Rd. and into Todd shortly thereafter, where they will be crossing 194 and heading up Three Top Rd.  Check out the link for more info on the race and course.  The front porch of the Mercantile would be a great place to watch the racers as they ride by!

For more upcoming fun events check out the left hand column.

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 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 Toddnc.org 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 Bees

July 6th
Laura Boosinger and
Josh Goforth

August 3rd
New River Boys

June 22nd
Sons of Bluegrass

July 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.