December News Crumb 2013

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 calendars

Friday Dec. 6th
5:30 – 7:30pm
Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Scholarship fundraiser celebration
Cook Memorial Park

Saturday Dec. 7th
Michael and Donna Fox & friends
2:00 – 3:00pm
Todd Mercantile Gallery

Saturday Dec. 14th
Jack and Helen Fundraiser
Music, silent auction, food and more
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Todd Mercantile Gallery
Our Next CommUnity Dance
January 17th
Our dance in December has been canceled due to so much other stuff going on. Our next dance will be January 17th (on the MLK holiday weekend).
Plan to come on down then to the Todd Mercantile and 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, plus 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!
Lyalls Nursery ( has great wreaths too!
Located at 238 Mountain Valley Drive off Mount Jefferson Rd.

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Todd Mercantile on NC Weekend (
December Hours

Monday – Tuesday

Wednesday – Thursday
10:00am – 4:00pm

10:00am – 5:00pm

9:30am – 5:00pm

9:30am – 4:00pm
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 (tel:336-877-5401) or you can email me by replying to this message.

Todd Mercantile
3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd.
Todd, NC 28684

** “Gaily they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here”
~ Carol of the Bells

** It IS the most wonderful time of the year…


** Greetings from downtown Todd,
A very BIG Thank You to all who came out this past Saturday for our customer appreciation Shop Small Saturday! And to Fleetwood Folk, the Amanda’s squared and John Peterson for entertaining us with their amazing musical talents last weekend! I am still downloading the pictures from Santa’s visit, so look for a link to those in my next email along with links to all the other events I photographed this year.
This Friday evening you wont want to miss the Todd Community Christmas Tree Lighting and “Light up a Life” scholarship benefit fundraiser put on by the Todd Ruritan. It all starts at 5:30 in Cook Memorial Park… come on out and celebrate the joys of the season with hot cider, cake, caroling, lighting of the tree and to top it all off – celebrating with Miss Ruby Trivette her 99th birthday! You can help the Ruritan’s provide a scholarship to at least one high school senior by sponsoring a light on the tree for $5. Proceeds go toward the Ruby A. Trivette Scholarship Fund. Did I mention there will be cake? I’ll be there and hope you will too!

Then on Saturday, Michael and Donna Fox and friends will be here at 2pm to share more storytelling and old time Appalachian music with us. Those who were here for their last appearance saw a great performance and were sure glad they came! Michael and Donna not only play the instruments, but have audience participation and teach us how to play the spoons or washtub, etc. Plus they are quite funny, with hee haw type entertainment thrown into the mix!

With the holiday season I’ll be offering my seasonal treats… various cookies, including gingerbread and of course, my personal favorite – Stolen. I make it with the traditional candied fruit (with or without nuts) and also with cranberries and almonds. Plus, pies, cakes and other breads and croutons.

We have some great gift items if you’re still looking for the perfect gift this season, or if you need a hostess gift for a party with the personal touch of being handmade here in Todd and North Carolina, which supports our local economy and the people in it. We are keeping most items on sale throughout this month so if you missed the sale last Saturday – you can still get a bargain on most items!

As always, we hope to see you soon in Todd!


“Can’t you hear them bells ringin’, ringin’
Joy, to all hear them singin’
When it’s snowin’, I’ll be goin’
Back to my country home.
Christmas Time’s A-Comin’…”

Read more: Christmas Song – Christmas Time’s A Comin’ Lyrics | MetroLyrics (

We’ve got lots of fantastic new items at the Merc!
Corn Husk dolls (perfect for Thanksgiving decorations); lots of new Native American items; great new hats for all ages and adorable crocheted sweater/hat sets for babies; puppets to benefit Elkland Art Center. Plus all turned bowls are 10% off right now! Come check out these items and more!

Check out the article on Todd’s ‘Twig’ in this month’s WNC magazine here ( .
Thanks for all who have helped keep the library stocked and to make this a success!