Mid-July News 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

July 20th
Eric Ellis and Ye Old Blue
TCPO Free Summer Music Series continues with another local favorite Eric Ellis and his band!

July 26th
CommUnity Contra Dance
Grab the family and promenade your partner down for our monthly Contra Dance! no experience necessary all you need is 5.00 for those over 12 for the band. It sure is a ‘Reel’ good time for everyone!

August 3rd
New River Boys performing for the TCPO Free Summer Music Series

August 3rd
Todd Ruritan BarBQue
4- 7pm at SOuth Fork Baptist Chuch

August 16th
CommUnity Contra Dance
Come on out and Do-si-do your neighbors at our monthly dance!

August 17th
TCPO Free Summer Music continues with Lizzy Ross

August 24th
Kruger Bros., Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch performing at Cook Memorial Park
tickets $15 in advance – $18 day of show.

Sept. 1st
TCPO’s Ice Cream Social with the Wooten Family singers
Homemade ice cream, pie and cake contests

The Mercantile got a new batch of handcrafted brooms from broom maker Marlow Gates of Friendswood Brooms including some really cool hearth brooms with driftwood handles.

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 out July…
making news while working on our moves!

Greetings from downtown Todd!
Hope everyone is keeping dry with all this rain we’ve been having this month! Although I reckon more than a few wouldn’t mind getting wet in the river – if’n it would go down to a safe level and stay there for more than a day! There sure have had some gully washers recently that has kept the river up and full of debris!

I want to give a big shout out to Martha, Lexie and the rest of the gang over at Elkland Art Center for another stellar Liberty Day Parade! They all worked really hard all year for this and then made the quick change to another day and pulled it off with such finesse – great job! I took a few pictures of the parade and you can link to them here.

This Saturday, the TCPO Free Summer Music Series continues with legendary banjo player Eric Ellis and his band Ye Old Blue. Eric was inducted to the Blue Ridge Music’s hall of fame in 2009 – and one of the regions most well known banjo players! This band is one of the area’s finest bluegrass bands and you won’t want to miss it – besides you can’t beat the price… it’s FREE! Come on out and enjoy the music of the mountains! It all starts at 6pm!

Next Friday night grab your favorite partner, the kids grandma and grandpa too and come on down for our monthly Community Contra Dance! The dancing starts at 7:30 so don’t be late! Connie Carringer will be calling the dances to the lively tunes of the ever versatile Laurel Creek String Band! No experience is necessary and it sure is a whole lotta fun! 12 and under free – $5.00 for those over – for the band and caller.

If you like the music of the dances – did you know we now sell Cecil’s CD ‘Get Along Home’? Great old timey tunes, including my new favorite ‘Angelina Baker’! Pick a copy up at the Merc – they’re just 12.00 and I guarantee you’ll like it!

The Todd Mercantile was featured on last week’s episode of North Carolina Weekend on UNC.TV. The producer, John did a wonderful job telling our story and the story of Todd… if you haven’t seen it, it’s on their website and you you can check out the piece here. We are the second story in the show. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the segment – you all are stars in my book! Thank you!!!

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 3rd
New River Boys

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

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