Cooleemee Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, November 30th.
Christmas trees will be picked up on Tuesday, January 7th.
Leaf pickup will occur each Tuesday beginning November, 5th and will run through Tuesday, December 31st. There will be no leaf pickup on 12/24. Final leaf pickup will be on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.
The annual fall cleanup in Cooleemee will be held October 28-30th.
Residents may begin placing items at curbside on Monday, October 21st.
Duck Race with $400 in Prizes
You would have to be crazy to race down a river if you were less than four inches long and weighed only a few ounces or you might find comfort in numbers. Whatever gives them the courage, organizers hope that over a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam this Saturday, July 20th at 1:00 p.m. sharp.
The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win their “owner” a cash prize of $250. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $100 and the 3rd place better will win $50. That’s something to quack about!
This year’s Great Bullhole Duck Race, which runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, marks the 10th anniversary of the annual summer fundraiser which benefits the operation of the RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls…aka The Bullhole.
Music, Food, Vendors, Games & More
Stephen Allred of Emergency Music Service will rock the park throughout the day with his DJ and MC services.
Food will be provided by Compass Rose Provisions food truck and there will be cold treats offered by Fosters Muscadine Slushies and Snowie of NC frozen snow treats. Big Pappa’s Pig will be onsite with flavored pork skins.
The walkway to the river and the area around the picnic arbor will be lined with vendors including: 4 Fosters Candles & Gifts, A Glitter of Faith Paparazzi Jewelry, Brown Mutt Woodworks and crafts, Darlene Layell’s Jewelry Designs, Maghon Barker Photography, Pigtails and Pearls, The Positively Polished Pineapple, Simply Stylin’ with Shay, and V’s Handcrafted Treasures.
Adopt a Duck Today for Only $5
There’s only one way to win those cash prizes in the Duck Race, You have to buy a ticket. Single Duck tickets are $5 each, a “Quack Pack” of five sells for $20, and you can purchase a “Flock” of twenty-five for $100. You do not have to be present to win but you must show your numbered ticket stub to collect your prize.
Tickets can be purchased at Town Hall, Hot Diggity Dogs, and Davie Discount Drug in Cooleemee; Town Hall in Bermuda Run; 4 Fosters Candles & Gifts in Clemmons; Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Recreation and Parks, and Foster Drug in Mocksville; and at the tourism desk in the Gateway in Salisbury. Duck tickets will also be sold until 12:50 p.m. at RiverPark but no later.
Duck Race Begins 1:00 PM Sharp
The O’Neal family will place the ducks in the river and the race will begin a 1 p.m.
RiverPark is found at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road (just ½ mile from Cooleemee off Hwy 801 & Needmore Road).
There are a few vendor spaces still available. Contact Benita Finney at 336-671-0343 to reserve space or with any other questions.
RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls will be hiring a part-time park superintendent. Please see below for a description of the responsibilities, qualifications, salary, and instructions for applying.
River Park Superintendent (P/T-Contractual)
General Definition of Work
Performs general technical skilled work facilitating day to day operations of River Park at Cooleemee Falls; completes a variety of general cleaning and maintenance of facilities, inputs and maintains data and records, conducts day to day operational and security procedures, collects water samples, provide support assistance for park events, and performs related work as required. Work is performed under the direct supervision of River Park at Cooleemee Falls Board of Directors.
This position is a part-time, contractual obligation that requires flexibility, strong reliability, initiative, work ethic, and character. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required and are not necessarily actual functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs duties in accordance with the mission of River Park at Cooleemee Falls; encourages and promotes a culture of excellent park and customer service.
Execute daily opening and closing procedures for park facilities including but not limited to: opening and closing River Park gate, unlocking and locking restrooms.
Perform daily routine safety inspections of park facilities and communicate potential or imminent hazards to the River Park Board of Directors.
Perform daily cleaning of park facilities. Duties include: moping restrooms, trash pick-up on park grounds, emptying trash receptacles and replacing with new trash liners, and placing all trash in dumpsters.
Record and input daily attendance data from park vehicle counter; submits monthly spreadsheet to the Board of Directors.
Perform quarterly well-water testing and provide results to Statesville Analytical.
Remove limbs and other debris from trail ways and parking lots.
Remove graffiti from park facilities as needed.
Clear park patrons from the park at closing using tactful means.
Report security matters to local law enforcement (Cooleemee Police Department).
Perform general maintenance work as needed.
Perform customer service functions including providing information about rules and regulations, events, and historical significance of the park through communication in person while on duty.
Maintain a positive attitude towards the River Park Board of Directors, the park site, and park rules and regulations.
Assists with set up, breakdown and general execution of all special events sponsored and implemented by the River Park Board of Directors.
Performs job duties on weekends and holidays.
Perform other duties and assignments as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the equipment and techniques necessary to successfully perform park operational procedures; general knowledge and the ability to competently perform park maintenance, general knowledge of first aid methods and necessary safety precautions to be used in park duties; general knowledge of park rules and regulations, preparing reports and the ability to express ideas and information clearly both orally and in writing, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with park patrons, the general public and the River Park Board of Directors. Possess excellent character, professionalism and moral compass. .
Education and Experience
The preferred candidate will have any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma. Preferred experience in a park service or customer service environment.
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 30 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking lifting, speaking and hearing; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work occasionally requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities; majority of work requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a intermittently noisy location (e.g. park, river water falls, and moderate traffic).
Possession of CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.
Must have no criminal record and pass criminal background screening
Compensation Hourly Part-Time: $11.00 – $13.00 (DOQ/DOE)
How to Apply
Apply in person at the Town of Cooleemee, Town Hall located at 7766 NC-801, Cooleemee, NC. 27014. Town hall is open from 8 am to 1 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 1 pm to 5 pm Tuesday and Thursday.
To request an application via email, please direct your request to John Chandler at: email@example.com
Support Local Combat Veterans – at the Cooleemee-Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 Annual All You Can Eat Breakfast!
On Saturday, April 20th, from 7-11 AM, The Cooleemee- Mocksville VFW will host a Breakfast. The All-You-Can-Eat breakfast will include ham, sausage, eggs, grits and gravy, biscuits, coffee and juice for just $7 per adult and $3.50 for kids 10 and under. The Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW is located at 7722 Highway 801 South in Cooleemee.
Wayne Seamon, VFW Post 1119 commander since 2001, challenges everyone to “be a partner in patriotism and to come on out, enjoy a great meal and a time of fellowship. Bring the kids to meet some local combat vets, and support all of our local veterans.”
Folks from Cooleemee-Mocksville VFW Post 1119 make regular visits to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Salisbury to host bingo tournaments, distribute toiletries, reading materials and more to local veterans.
The VFW is America’s largest organization of combat veterans.
When a neighbor is in need, the community of Cooleemee comes together to help and they have arranged a bake sale and raffle on Saturday, March 16th beginning at 9 am in the Cooleemee Shopping Center parking lot to benefit their own Dean McSwain.
Late last month, Dean McSwain, the sole mechanic at Village Auto Center on Highway 801 in Cooleemee, fell and suffered a concussion that has put him out of commission, with double vision and other discomforts that are taking a toll on his life and his family. Dean has helped almost everyone in town over the decades he worked as the sole mechanic at Village Auto. When money was tight, Dean found ways to work with his neighbors. When someone was in need, Dean was always ready to help. As honest as the day is long, Dean was someone everybody in town knew they could trust and count on. Rich, poor, old or young, Dean was always there to help! According to Judy Webb, “Dean has always been a helping to hand to anyone on town that had a need. In all my years in Cooleemee I’ve heard nothing but praise and thankfulness for Dean and I’m glad to hear the community coming together to help someone in need! I’m so thankful to be working with Hellen Daywalt, Arlene Anderson, Jessica Almond, Jeanie Taylor and many others to put this benefit together. Well, it’s our turn now!
Bake, Donate & Buy
There are several ways you can help. First, bake one of those favorite dishes or desserts to donate to the bake sale. If you aren’t a baker, search for something to donate for a raffle. But most of all, come out and join us on Saturday, March 16th to buy something or even just to make a donation!
To donate baked goods or raffle items, or for more information, please contact Judy Webb at (336) 284-2758 or Town Commissioner Jessica Almond at (336) 284-6070.
The Town of Cooleemee will host its first annual Christmas Parade at 4 PM on Saturday, November 24th! The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School and end at the Zachary House. Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for food, games, singing, and a reading of the Christmas Story. If course, Santa will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children.
To enter the parade, simply show up at the Cooleemee Elementary School prior to 4 PM. No pre-registrations is necessary.
Cooleemee Mayor Steve Corriher is excited to hold Cooleemee’s first annual Christmas Parade. “We are hoping for great weather and look forward to bringing the community together to celebrate the blessings of the Christmas season. This is a great opportunity to start a new tradition in Cooleemee that will be a blessing to our families for many years to come.”
RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 15th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 27th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come to the big Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park for the “the best catfish you’ve ever had!”.
For just $10, a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, a cold drink, and a dessert can be had. Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will be a separate take-out line.
Ink It Promotional Products will once again be screen printing a new, unique fish fry tee shirt.
Organizers are lining up entertainment, so continue to check back for more details.
Proceeds from this annual event enable RiverPark, Inc. to keep the park open, clean and safe for families and park patrons.
Attendance at the park continues to grow as a new web presence on a Google site drew park-goers from across both the Triad and Charlotte.
For those who use GPS devices, the actual RiverPark address is 645 Erwin Temple Church Road in Woodleaf, NC 27054.
for more information contact Benita Finney: 336.671.0343 or Cooleemee Town Hall: 336.284.2141. Visit River park at Cooleemee Falls on Facebook.