June 18th Crumb

Tasty tidbits of news, events, and general good happenings in Todd, NC
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Notable Events Happening in Todd to put on your calendar

June 21st
Storytelling with John Ashburn

Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood
Come out and listen to John’s tales of Todd’s yesteryore.

June 22nd
Meet the Artist 

10am –
Photography artist Rennie Kahler will be showing her work and be on hand to answer questions regarding her art this Saturday starting at 10am.

June 22nd
Workshop for Liberty Day Parade
1:00 – 4:00pm
Old Bank Building next to the Mercantile in downtown Todd.  Come help make props and costumes for this years Liberty Day Parade!  Free!

June 22nd
Sons of Bluegrass

6:00pm – 8:00pm
TCPO Free Summer Music Series continues with a bluegrass band you don’t want to miss… The Sons of Bluegrass.

June 23rd – June 29th
Community Tent Revival

17 local churches participating in a week-long Tent Revival in Cook Park.

June 24th – 27th
Liberty Parade Kids Art Camp.  
10am – 3pm
Kids make props for the parade and learn to fan the flame of the artist within.
Reservations required.
Call 336-877-5016 for details.

June 29th
Workshop for Liberty Day Parade
1:00 – 4:00pm
Old Bank Building next to the Mercantile in downtown Todd.  Come help make props and costumes for this years Liberty Day Parade!  Free!

July 4th
Liberty Day Parade!  

Gather and get dressed – 10:30-11am
Parade – 11:00am

July 5th
Fleetwood Folk at the Merc

3:00pm –
Local group will be playing on the front porch of the Merc.

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

4:00pm – 7:00pm
South Fork Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
4pm – 7pm

July 6th
Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth

6:00pm – 8:00pm
TCPO Free Summer Music Series presents Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth

We now have High Country Hoots at the Merc!  These cute little owls are handcrafted by 10 year old Ella Jane Mortensen.  Sure to put a smile on your face!
Stop by and check ’em out!
Elkland Art Center puts a lot of time and money into creating the Liberty Parade for everyone’s enjoyment.  Materials aren’t cheap!  Help them out by contributing to their kickstartercampaign.

CommUnity Dance

Friday July 26th at 7:30pm

Come on down to the Todd Mercantile to kick up your heels to the lively sounds of the Laurel Creek String Band at our monthly Community Dance!  We’ll be doing Contra’s, Reels, Squares, Waltzes a little bit of flat footing.  No experience necessary, the caller runs through all the steps before each dance.
Bring the family too!
Cost is only $5.00 for those over 12
It sure is a “reel” good time!

Hours for the Merc

Monday – Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

9:30am – 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

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!

Todd Community Preservation Organization News

Free Summer Music Series Schedule
For more information on the bands click on their names to link to their website and pictures to link to their facebook page.
* All concerts for the free summer music series start at 6:00pm
* Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket
* The TCPO will have grub on the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs), snacks and beverages for sale.
July 20th
Eric Ellis
August 17th
Lizzy Ross 

The Kruger Brothers

Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch

August 24th
Tickets on sale now
$15 in advance or 18 day of show
Concert starts at 4pm – rain or shine

If you would like to meet great people and be a part of something really fun while working for the good of the community, the TCPO is looking for you!  We are in need of volunteers this summer to help out with 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.   It’s a great way to meet new people in the area and be a viable part of the community of Todd!