Memorial Day News Crumb

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

Friday June 14th at 7:30pm

Promenade on down to the Todd Mercantile to do-si-do your neighbors at our monthly CommUnity Dance.  Contra’s, Squares, Reels, Waltzes and even a little flat footing! Guaranteed to make you want to kick up your heels to the lively sounds of the Laurel Creek String Band!
Lots of fun for the whole family!
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 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

June 8th
TCPO Summer Music Series Kicks off with Todd’s own King Bees
The King Bees sing the blues like no other here in the high country, so make plans now to come out to Cook Memorial Park 6-8pm listen to them  rocking the river time blues!

Hours for the Merc
Starting Memorial Day May 27th

Monday – Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

9:30am – 5:00pm

Click here to see pictures of the New River Marathon taken at the TCPO’s water station at Big Hill and Todd Railroad Grade Road.
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

Memorial Day

Silent Auction for the TCPO’s music series  and more!

Greetings from beautiful downtown Todd!

Wow, things have really greened up here in Todd over the past couple weeks!  It’s been a little wet recently, but this coming Memorial Day Weekend looks like it’s going to be perfect weather to be in Todd!

Todd Community Preservation Organization is holding it’s 3rd annual Save the Music Silent Auction and Community Art and Yard sale is THIS Saturday from 9-2 at Cook Memorial Park!  We are still in need of donations both for the silent auction and the yard sale – if you would like to donate a service, gift certificate, an item of art or antique or just something really cool – the TCPO could use it!  Drop the items off at the Todd Mercantile or call the TCPO/Todd Mercantile at 336-877-5401.  Plus, it’s a great time to clean out that garage and donate forgotten items to a good cause – plus you get a tax deduction!

If you would like to participate with your own table/booth just come on by the park Saturday morning and the TCPO will designate a spot for you to set up!  It is totally free for anyone who wishes to participate this year, so come on down!

Thanks to all the folks who came out last Friday to the Community Pot Luck Dinner and then to the Contra Dance.  A film crew was here at the Todd Mercantile from North Carolina Weekend (airs on UNC.TV)  The crew said they really enjoyed their time in Todd and hope to be back soon!  I also wanted to give a shout out and a huge thanks to those who made time to come down and be interviewed for the segment.  I will let you know when it is set to air.  North Carolina Weekend airs Thursday and Friday nights on UNC.TV.

Monday, Memorial Day the Todd Mercantile will be open!  We are adjusting to our summer hours of 7 days a week starting this day.  The hours are listed on the left hand side of the page.  Please stop in and say hi to Deborah, who will be working Monday and Tuesdays (and likely a lot more than that!).

The TCPO Free Summer Music Series kicks off Saturday, June 8th with the King Bees.  I’ve linked to the websites of the bands  scheduled to perform so you can check them out!  During the concerts the TCPO will have hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill so come hungry!  COncerts run 6-8pm (except for the Kruger Bros.)

Tickets go on sale Memorial Day weekend also for The Kruger Brothers concert being held August 24th.  The concert will also feature Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch.  Tickets are 15.00 in advance and 18.00 the day of show. will have details on where you purchase these tickets – or you can stop by the Mercantile.
Hope to see you soon at the Todd Merc!


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.

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 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.  

The Kruger Brothers

Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch

August 24th  4pm
Tickets 15.00 advance or 18.00 day of show
Concert starts at 4pm – rain or shine