Rounding June and heading for July…
We’re kickin’ it into high gear here in Todd!
Greetings from downtown Todd!
We sure are having lots of fun up here in Todd this summer. We’ve got so much going on, seems I need to send an email every week just to keep up! This week and next there’s a little something for everyone!
To begin with, on Friday at the Riverside John Ashburn will be spinning his tales of Todd’s yesteryore. He’ll be upstairs from the restaurant beginning at 6:30pm.
Saturday there is LOTS going on. First, the bike raceBlood Sweat and Gears will be riding through town… so WATCH for cyclists coming through. they’ll come down Cranberry Springs to Brownwood and then down Todd Railroad Grade road to 194 and south to Meat Camp. There’s a whole mess of ’em coming through so remember to please share the road and give them a wide birth. Todd is about 45 – 50 miles into their ride. Link here for the route directions.
Calling kids of all ages to come out and fan your artistic flame with Elkland Art Center, this Saturday and next. The artists will be busy working on props and costumes for this year’s Liberty Day Parade and could sure use some help. No experience is necessary for the workshop, they’ll teach you all you need to know – it’s what they do! It’s a lot of fun for the whole family and it’s FREE! Great way to spend time with the kids. The fun runs from 1 – 4pm. Stop by the old Bank building in downtownTodd and create something new – even if you can’t stay the whole time, you’ll be glad you did.
Elkland Art Center also has a kids art camp next week running Monday – Friday for kids ages 6-12. The camp runs from 10am ’til 3pm. What a great way to get kids involved in art or to let them grow their artist within. Cost is $120.00 for the first child and $100.00 for each additional. Todd residents get a discount. Call for more information and to reserve a space (336) 877-5016.
Also THIS Saturday, the TCPO Free Summer Music Series continues with The Sons of Bluegrass and these boys are about to bust loose! You won’t want to miss this band, all the members are Bluegrass majors at East Tennessee State University. They’re releasing their first all original CD this summer! One of the ‘Sons’ is Boone native Meade Richter. The band has been recognized by the state of North Carolina as a championship Bluegrass band, been featured on NPR and in Bluegrass Today. Be sure to check them out this Saturday. The TCPO may even get some Moonpies to have on hand – since they sing the new jingle for them!
Next week, the week of June 23rd through June 29th 17 local churches will be joining together to hold a Community Wide Old Fashion Tent Revival at Cook Memorial Park. Prayer tent will be open each night from 6:00 pm services will start at 7pm. A composite revival choir and singing groups will provide music. Dr. Bailey Smith will be the guest speaker on June 24-28. Other speakers will be chosen from the pastors of the participating churches. For further information please call Homer Murdock at 336-877-4920.
Thanks to all who came out last Friday night for the CommUnity Dance! What a great night! We have some pictures on our facebook page from the night – check ’em out!
For all those who were at our dance in May, a film crew was there shooting for North Carolina Weekend that airs on UNC.TV. The segment will air on July 11th at 9:30pm, the 12th at 8:30pm and Saturday morning the 13th at various times. Click here to link to their schedule.
We’re always getting new items at the Mercantile. We are excited to let you know we now have High Country Hoots! Little owls handmade by Miss Ella Jane Mortenson (see picture on left). We also have handmade duct tape wallets by Ella Grace (another latest rage!), as well as beautiful handcrafted locally made new wall quilts by Layne.
Did you know we have local eggs for sale? They come from very happy Todd chickens. We also are now carrying locally made goat cheese from Heritage Homestead and milk (not local but from happy cows!).
Hope to see you soon in Todd!