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Clerk’s Corner – Summer 2024

Welcome to the Clerk’s Corner – Summer 2024 Edition

Check back each month for new updates from the Town of Cooleemee’s Clerk and Finance Officer, Steven Corriher.

July 4th Parade

We are about to start advertising for the July 4th Parade as it is planned for 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, starting at the school and ending at the Zachary House. If you or someone you know would like to help, enter, or watch, please make sure to join us. Also, if you see the posting on Facebook please share, share, share, we know not much talk of it has taken place at the moment, but other big things are in the works, and I have almost run short on time in preparation for this event. But we will have it!

Community Center

We have received a $1 million grant to aid with the construction of a new Community Center. Current plans are that the building will hold the Town Hall, Town Meetings, and the Davie County Library Cooleemee Branch, which will be relocated from the Shopping Center. The building will have a small Kitchen and a room available for rent with the use of that kitchen. We hope to add a small exercise room that perhaps will hold a few treadmills, a bike or two, and at least one workout machine for some weight training. We hope this Center is just the start and will grow in the coming years, adding bigger and even better things in and around the Center!

Code Enforcement

Being a big topic here in Town the past little while we have a contract that will be on the agenda in June for approval, we are very hopeful this will be started back up by July 1, 2024, and in full swing. We do ask that you bear with us, and the contractor selected to perform these duties as we get started back up in that division.  

Town Board Meetings

The next town board meeting is June 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Zachary House, 131 Church St. 

A Public Hearing for the budget will be set for June 24, 2024, before the full approval of the Towns 24/25 budget, which is expected the same night. 

However, the Budget Message and Budget Ordinance are available here at Town Hall for viewing, The Ordinance numbers are subject to change between now and the June 24, meeting.

Mobile Recreation Day

Davie County Recreation and Parks will host a mobile recreation day at the Zachary House in Cooleemee on June 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please bring your kids or grandkids to enjoy the free fun.

As always, thank you all for your contributions to the Town. I hope to see you all on Monday, June 17, at the meeting and to see everyone on July 4 at 10 a.m. for the July 4th Parade.

If you need anything, email scorriher@cooleemee.org or call 336-284-2141. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and we are usually closed between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. for lunch and errands. 

Keep up with the Latest News

Join the Town’s new contact list to receive the latest news right in your inbox! Stop by Town Hall or email your phone number and/or preferred email address to scorriher@cooleemee.org. Don’t forget to follow on Facebook so you don’t miss a moment of summer fun!

Walk, Pick up Trash, and Meet Your Neighbors – Join Cooleemee’s New Plawking Group

Getting exercise and making new friends while cleaning up the community. Join Cooleemee’s plawking group. (L to R)  Keziah Martin, Joey Shore, Tangela Dalton, Lela Ijames, Josh Ijames

On Sunday, February 4th, there was a lot of plawking (picking up trash while walking) going on on the streets of Cooleemee. Josh Ijames, Lela Ijames, Tangela Dalton, Keziah  Martin, and Joey Shore were carrying black trash bags, and they were full of trash. That’s what people do when they love their community, they want to get some exercise and make new friends while picking up trash.

Josh Ijames and his wife Lela have created a Cooleemee Action Forum, which is a neighborhood organization that allows citizens and non-citizens who have interests, likes, or beliefs in the town to be able to participate more openly in a public forum. While still in the beginning stages of creating the forum, plawking will continue on Sundays at 2 p.m., meeting behind the Cooleemee Fire Department.  When others join the group, the time may change.  

Cooleemee’s new plawking group picks up trash along 801 S.  

Annual meetings will occur with structured monthly meetings with leadership in place with an organized agenda.  With full leadership in place, plans are to achieve non-profit status and obtain the ability to write their own grants. 

For updates, follow Cooleemee Action Forum on FaceBook.

Tangela Dalton has been very busy obtaining her non-profit status.  She lives in Cooleemee and is motivated to create a youth center.   She plans to call it Prosperity Youth Center of Cooleemee.  There is an array of services to offer, like essential life lessons, meeting new friends, movie nights, dancing nights, and workshops.  She has a building in mind, but that hasn’t come to fruition yet.

Teamwork makes the dream work. Keziah Martin holds the bag open for Tangela Dalton during a plawking meet-up on Sunday, February 4th.
Teamwork makes the dream work. Keziah Martin holds the bag open for Tangela Dalton during a plawking meet-up on Sunday, February 4th. 

Plawking is a fun way to meet people, get some exercise, and show some love for your town.  You can still be a plawker all by yourself; just pick up trash while you walk, and don’t forget to take a trash bag.

Feel free to contact me at cooleemeenews@gmail.com or call 336.250.1133. I would love to hear from you. 

Autumn Harvest Night in Cooleemee

On September 29th, Cooleemee’s Historical Association partnered with Davie County Public Library to provide a movie night for the community.  An animated Spider-Man movie, popcorn, games, and other refreshments were enjoyed by all.  

The Bridge Church in Mocksville donated fresh apples and homemade goodies, including baked and fried apple pies and candy and caramel apples. Hot apple cider and hot cocoa were an added treat.

Pastor Justin and Melisa Blue brought a freshness to the event, and our appreciation and gratitude go out to them and their church community.  

Lisa Nielsen, chair of the board of trustees, Karen Martin, youth services librarian, Rachel Nelson, adult services and technology librarian, Teresa Bivins,  Cooleemee representative of the board, were all present for this event to provide a questionnaire for the community to share their voice about our current library in the Cooleemee Shopping Center.  What do they like about it, how can it be improved, and other helpful discussions from the community.  

Future Events 

  • October 28th, 6-8 p.m. – Ghost stories and s’mores around the fire pits at the Zachary House
  • November 4th, 3 p.m. –  Chicken Stew at the Zachary House

All events are free to the community.

Cooleemee Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th

Get your Easter basket ready! Cooleemee will host its annual Easter egg hunt at the Zachary House on Saturday, April 8th, 2023, at 10 a.m. SHARP.

This event is for children 0-10, and there will be prizes for everyone. 

The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, so bring your cameras and plan to have a fun-filled morning in Cooleemee. 

Download and print your Cooleemee Easter Egg Hunt poster below.

Cooleemee’s Christmas Parade – December 17 at 2 p.m.

Cooleemee’s Christmas parade is back again this year. Come out on December 17th at 2 p.m. to join in the fun.

The lineup will begin at 1 p.m. at Cooleemee Elementary School, and everyone is welcome to participate; no pre-registration is required.

Pictures With Santa

After the parade, bring the kids to Zachary House at 131 Church Street in Cooleemee, NC 27014 for a visit and pictures with Santa! Pictures with Santa will be available after the parade if the weather permits.

Cooleemee Halloween 2022

Celebrate Halloween

On Halloween evening, Monday, October 31, 2022, the town will be giving out candy beginning at 5 p.m. at the Zachary House located at 131 Church Street in Cooleemee, NC.

Don’t miss fun games and the cake walk! Download and print this flyer to share and bring your friends!

Save Your Space

Email by 10/21/22

Join This Safe Trick or Treat Event


If you would be interested in coming and setting up in the Zachary House parking lot for a safe trick or treat, please contact Aaron at town hall 336-284-2141 or athies@cooleemee.org no later than 10/21/22 to reserve your space.

Town of Cooleemee Halloween Trick or Treat

The town will be giving out candy on Halloween evening, Sunday October 31, 2021 starting at 5 p.m. at the Zachary House.

If you are interested in participating, call now to reserve your spot in the Zachary House parking lot at 131 Church St. in Cooleemee.

Contact Aaron at town hall by phone at 336-284-2141 or athies@cooleemee.org no later than 10/22/21 to reserve your space.

Please join us for a safe trick or treat.

2021 RiverPark Duck Race

RiverPark’s annual Duck Race was held August 14, 2021.  It was hot, humid and the South Yadkin River was cold.  Those three things are a great combination for summer weather and having fun at the “Bull Hole.”  

Tiny babies were cuddled up to their mom in the shade sleeping away. Dog’s paws were cooled off in the trickling waters while some cooled off at the falls.

Kids naturally know how to do it for sure.  Some rode the rapids on an inner tube, and others used their bodies: some slid down the bedrock on their backs, stomachs or bottoms, but either way, it was fun.

This year in the spring the flooding waters changed the landscape again to the sandy beach area.  A steep embankment was formed to the edge of the water.  Most kids love it for they roll like a ball down the hill and do a quick wash off in the water.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream and drinks were available at the shelter. One thousand ducks were sold and all proceeds go to maintain a clean, safe environment for all to come and enjoy.

Please contact me at cooleemeenews@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

The Great Bullhole Duck Race is back for 2021 – Saturday, August 14!

Over 1000 yellow rubber duckies will be swimming towards the finish line as the Duck Race returns this year at Cooleemee’s River Park. This local event is full of fun, and some lucky winners will take home cash prizes for having the fastest duck of them all.

“It’s like a coming out party this year!” said Addison Davis, president of the park’s board of directors. “The Duck Race provides an opportunity for the community to enjoy a family-friendly park experience while supporting RiverPark. We’re looking forward to a really fun day!”  

The race will be held on August 14th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The race starts at 1 p.m. sharp; the ducklings will take the plunge after embarking from the launched start and will have to dash to the marked finish line across the rushing water. Proceeds from this event will go towards keeping the park clean and well maintained. Vendors will be present, so attendants can enjoy food and drink while spectating the aquatic action. 

The RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls, also called The Bullhole, is an outdoor park centering along the shores of the South Yadkin. Patrons can enjoy swimming in the Yadkin, hiking along trails, or relaxing by the shores. Picnic shelters are also available for patrons to enjoy. The park’s recreational appeal is funded by proceeds from events like the Duck Race, and preserving the South Yadkin is key to keeping the park alive. 

Single Duck tickets are $5 each, the Quack-Pack bundle of five sells for $25, and a Flock of twenty-five ducks goes for $50. First place winner of the race will receive $250, second place $100, and third place $50. Tickets to enter a rubber duck are available from the Davie Chamber, 135 South Salisbury Street,  or at the entrance to River Park on race day. 

Businesses can also take part in the sponsorship opportunities present at this event. Sponsorships range from $100 donations to $1000 donations, each with their own benefits. For more information about sponsoring this event, contact the Davie Chamber at (336) 751-3304 or at chamber@daviecounty.com

This year’s goal is to send over 1500 ducks into the water, and it will be a wild ride as spectators cheer on the floating faux fowl! River Park is located at 645 Erwin Temple Church Rd Cooleemee, NC 27054, and more information about this event can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/riverparkatcooleemeefalls/. Reserve your duck today, and have the chance to take home the winning prize!