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Tickets On Sale Now! ~The Fish Fry! ~ RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls

Tickets On Sale Now! ~The Fish Fry! ~ RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls

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.

Fish fry tickets are available in Cooleemee at Davie Discount Drug, Town Hall and Village Auto Center; and in Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce and Davie County Recreation and Parks.

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.

8th Annual RiverPark Fish Fry at the Bullhole

Free Event – 20th Annual Lawn Mower Parade – Wednesday, July 4th in Cooleemee! Ducks on Sale for Duck Race!

Come enjoy the annual July 4th patriotic lawn mower parade in Cooleemee this Wednesday.  This patriotic event sponsored by the town of Cooleemee grows each year as entrants decorate a wide variety of lawn mowers, old and new.  The lawn mower floats will parade up and down the quiet streets of Cooleemee beginning at 10 a.m. starting at the Cooleemee Elementary School.  Come follow along the parade route and enjoy a stroll down the historic and picturesque streets lined with great old shade trees and historic mill homes.

Free Watermelon & More
Following the parade there will be festivities on the Zachary House grounds including free watermelon and ice cream, games, water fun, and more! The Ladies Auxiliary of the Cooleemee/Mocksville VFW will be selling hotdogs, chips, and drinks as a fundraiser. There will be prizes for the best-decorated floats, lawnmowers, golf carts, or bikes.

If entering the parade (lawnmowers, bicycles, walkers, floats), please be dressed or decorated in a patriotic theme and meet at 9 a.m. in the elementary school parking lot on Marginal Street.

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Lawn Mower Parade Is Prelude to the Great Bull Hole Duck Race & Family Festival Saturday, July 21st

The fun in Cooleemee doesn’t end on July 4th. The Great Bullhole Duck Race & Family Festival will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at River Park at Cooleemee Falls. The park is located at Erwin Temple Church Road, Cooleemee, North Carolina 27014.

Grab your family and friends and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship as we raise funds to upkeep the River Park at Cooleemee Falls. This year our family event will include music by Emergency Music Service, food trucks, vendors, activities for the kids and more!

Duck Race begins at 1pm sharp. Cash prizes for winning ducks… 1st place $250, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50. Duck Race tickets are now on sale for just $5 each!!! Tickets are available at Davie Discount Drug, Foster Drug, Cooleemee Town Hall, Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Recreation and Parks, Hot Diggity Dog, and the Gateway Building in Salisbury. You can also buy tickets from RiverPark board members!

For more information, call (336) 284-2141.

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Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race Saturday, July 15th in Cooleemee!

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race Saturday, July 15th in Cooleemee!

Duck Race with over $800 in Prizes
What is small, yellow, and races? If you said a rubber ducky floating down the South Yadkin River, you would be correct!

More than  a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 PM sharp.

The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win its “owner” a cash prize of $500. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $250, and the 3rd place finisher will win $100. That’s something worth quacking about!

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 six sells for $25, and you can purchase a “Flock” of fifteen for $50.

Tickets can be purchased at the Zachary House, Village Auto, and Town Hall in Cooleemee; at  the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Bank of the Ozarks Bank in Mocksville; and at The Gateway Building in Salisbury.

Duck tickets will also be sold until 12:45 pm at RiverPark.

Duck Race Begins 1:00 PM Sharp
This is the 8th year for the Great Bullhole Duck Race. Come out early to enjoy the park, hotdogs, and cold drinks. RiverPark is located at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road (just ½ mile from Cooleemee off Hwy 801 & Needmore Road). The Duck Race will begin at 1 pm SHARP.

All proceeds from these races go to keep RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls open, clean and safe.  If you love the Bullhole, show your support!

July 4th  Lawnmower Parade – Complete with Free Watermelon, Free Ice Cream and a Free Inflatable Water Slide!

July 4th Lawnmower Parade – Complete with Free Watermelon, Free Ice Cream and a Free Inflatable Water Slide!

The annual Cooleemee Lawnmower Parade will be held on July 4th from 10-11 am with festivities at the Zachary House afterwards. Bring a chair and sit along Marginal St. to watch the parade.

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The Art of Watermelon Seed Spitting
Festivities follow the parade at the Zachary House.  Join us for exciting water games, a watermelon seed spitting contest, yard sale and vendor booths and more!  There will be free watermelon, free ice-cream, free inflatable water slide. Hot dogs will be sold by the VFW Post of Cooleemee.

Originally started exclusive to lawnmowers, the lawnmower parade has expanded to other types of entries.  WalMart of Mocksville is a sponsor for this event and they are offering free ice cream to the community and three $25 prizes for parade entries.  In order to win one of the three prizes for parade entries, the entry must be decorated with an Independence Day theme.

Reserve Vendor or Yard Sale Space Today!
To reserve a vendor or yard sale space, please contact K.C. Smith at (336) 250-1133.

Happy Independence Day!

Leaf Pickup

Leaf Pickup

Leaf Pickup begins Tuesday, November 1, 2016. This service is provided only for Town residents, and is subject to the below guidelines and dates.

The company providing this service will begin picking up leaves very early in the morning of leaf pick up days.  Residents need to have their leaves raked in a pile and placed at curbside or on the right-of-way (at edge of pavement or ditch line) PRIOR to the scheduled leaf pickup day. If your leaves are not raked in a pile at curbside or on the right-of-way, they will NOT be picked up.

Please place raked leaves in a location away from any objects such as parked cars, low hanging tree limbs, catch basins, or drainpipes. Raked leaves should not be placed in the traveled portion of the roadway where traffic would be impeded.

No containers or bags of any kind will be picked up nor emptied and no grass clippings will be picked up. Please DO NOT mix any other items such as grass clippings, brush/limbs/sticks, household trash, stones or dirt (soil) in with your leaves.

The company providing this service will pick up leaves only one time, on each street, based on the below dates.

LEAF PICK UP DATES

November: Tuesday, 1st; Tuesday, 8th;   Tuesday, 15th;   Tuesday, 22nd.;Tuesday 29th

December: Tuesday, 6th;   Tuesday,  13th;   Tuesday,  20th;   Tuesday, 27th

January 2016: Tuesday, January 10th and Tuesday January 24th  (last day of leaf pickup)

Christmas Trees will be picked up only on Tuesday, January 3rd

Catfish Fry at the Bullhole – Saturday, October 15th!

Catfish Fry at the Bullhole – Saturday, October 15th!

bullhole-catfish-fryRiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 15th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. until 2 pm. Come to the big Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park.

For just $10, a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, a cold drink and a desert can be had. A child’s plate is $4. Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will once again be a separate take out line.

A Silent Auction with many unique gifts will line the outer border of the shelter, donated by generous local businesses. Ink It Promotional Products will once again be screen printing a new, unique fish fry tee shirt. RiverPark fish fry organizers always hope that hot coffee and an Apple Ugly will combine with a welcome nip in the fall air to fill the parking lot with hungry catfish eaters that Saturday.

Proceeds from this annual event enable RiverPark, Inc. to keep the park open, clean and safe for families and park patrons. This summer saw the largest numbers ever, especially since water flowed over the dam for the entire season. A new web presence on a Google site drew park-goers from across both the Triad and Charlotte markets. A social media hit, RiverPark has garnered dozens of “five star” reviews over the summer.

Fish fry Tickets are available in Cooleemee at Davie Discount Drugs, Village Auto, Town Hall and the Zachary House. In Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce and in Salisbury at the Gateway Center–204 Innes Street.

For you who use GPS devises, the actual RiverPark address is 645 Erwin Temple Church Road in Woodleaf, NC 27054. And, please remember: This is truly “The best catfish you ever ate!”

ANNOUNCING FALL  2016 CLEANUP DAYS

ANNOUNCING FALL 2016 CLEANUP DAYS

This service is sponsored by the Town of Cooleemee and is applicable only to houses and residents within the Town limits. If you are handicapped or a senior citizen who needs help with getting items out to the curb… or if you need help with items that need to be picked up on your street’s assigned day… or if you have any questions about qualifying for this Town service, please call Town Hall at 284-2141, prior to your street’s assigned pickup day.

        Your items will be picked up ONLY on your street’s assigned pickup day.

In order for your items to be picked up, please place them at the curbside in front of your house by 8:00am on the date assigned for pickup.  Items can be placed at the curbside several days prior to your street’s assigned pickup day, but no earlier than Oct 15th.  The Town WILL NOT be responsible for picking up any items after your street’s assigned pickup day has passed.

The following will NOT be picked up:  GARBAGE; BRUSH or LIMBS; YARD WASTE  (grass clippings or leaves);  PAINT or PAINT CANS;  TOXINS or HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND NO T.V.s OR COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER ACCESSORIES.

HERE IS EACH STREET’S ASSIGNED PICKUP DAY

BLUE AREA  Monday, Oct. 24th:

Allen                                               

Hickory                              

Rocky Hill Trail

Gladstone Road                            

Marginal                            

Ruffin                    

Halifax Lane                                 

Neely                                 

 Westview

GREEN AREA Tuesday, Oct. 25th:

Center                                    

Holt                                     

Ramar’s Court

Grove                                            

Joyner                                 

Watt                               

Highway #801                               

Midway      

ORANGE AREA  Wednesday, Oct. 26th:

Church                                            

Duke                                      

Main

Cross                                               

Erwin                                    

Riverside 

Davie                                              

Junction Road                     

Yadkin     

NOTE:   The Town has a signed agreement with a contractor authorizing him to do this work on behalf of the Town.  ANY and ALL items (including metal objects or scrap metal) placed at curbside for pickup, either before or on the above dates, will be picked up ONLY by this contractor.  We ask our citizens allow only the person CONTRACTED by the Town be allowed to pickup.  This will help keep the cost down, so we can continue to provide this service.

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race Saturday, July 16th in Cooleemee!

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race Saturday, July 16th in Cooleemee!

bullhole2Duck Race with over $800 in Prizes
What is small, yellow, and races? If you said a rubber ducky floating down the South Yadkin River, you would be correct!

More than  a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 PM sharp. The water is high, so the ducks are guaranteed quite a ride.

The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win its “owner” a cash prize of $500. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $250, and the 3rd place finisher will win $100. That’s something worth quacking about!

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 six sells for $25, and you can purchase a “Flock” of fifteen for $50. 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 the Zachary House, Village Auto, and Town Hall in Cooleemee; at  the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Bank of the Ozarks Bank in Mocksville; and at The Gateway Building in Salisbury.

Duck tickets will also be sold until 12:45 pm at RiverPark.

Duck Race Begins 1:00 PM Sharp
This is the 7th year for the Great Bullhole Duck Race. Come out at noon to enjoy the park, hotdogs, and cold drinks. RiverPark is located at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road (just ½ mile from Cooleemee off Hwy 801 & Needmore Road). The Duck Race will begin at 1 pm SHARP.

All proceeds from these races go to keep RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls open, clean and safe.  If you love the Bullhole, show your support.

Free Event ~ Lawn mower Parade with Free Ice Cream and Watermelon- Monday, July 4th in Cooleemee

Free Event ~ Lawn mower Parade with Free Ice Cream and Watermelon- Monday, July 4th in Cooleemee

Since the 1990s, Cooleemee has honored Independence Day with a lawn mower parade that begins at Cooleemee School. Anyone can participate by lining up a patriotically decorated lawn mower, float, car, bicycle or pet by 9:30 AM. The parade begins at 10am.

This year’s parade will have a musical flair thanks to the bluegrass stylings of MJ & Friends (Mona Jo Griffin) whose float will stop along the route for a little “pickin’ and grinnin’”. The group  will also play from the porch of the Zachary House following the parade.

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Judges will be in the crowd and there will be prizes to win at the parade’s end on the Zachary House grounds. Bring your lawn chair and view the parade along Marginal Street.

Following the parade,  guests will enjoy free watermelon and ice cream under the arbor. Kids will enjoy a large water slide and water games.  The youth from First Baptist Church of Cooleemee will be selling hot dogs and cold drinks at the Cook Shack. The July 4th activities are sponsored by the Town of Cooleemee.

We Are All in This Together

We Are All in This Together

The letter below appeared in the Letters to the Editor section of the February 18, 2016 edition of the Davie County Enterprise and is republished below with permission.  Please click here for a printable copy of the original document.

Editor:

The Town Councils of Bermuda Run, Cooleemee and Mocksville are strongly opposed to the County’s proposal to change the method of sales tax distribution from the Per Capita to the Ad Valorem method.

  • The change would take money away from the Towns and give it to the County. Mocksville would lose $377,000 (22% of its budget), Bermuda Run, $273,000 (28% of its budget), and Cooleemee, $150,000 (35% of its budget).  The three towns would have to raise taxes significantly or reduce essential services.
  • The change will harm economic development initiatives. A majority of the largest taxpaying companies are located in the Towns where there is commercial activity.  An additional tax in the Towns would threaten the success of our economic development program, which has created new jobs and reduced the pressure to raise taxes.
  • The change is driving a wedge within the County. The Towns are part of Davie County, and each citizen in the Towns pays the same tax rate as a citizen in the unincorporated areas of the County.  Plus, Town citizens pay an additional tax that pays for their core government services.

The facts lead to three questions:

  • Is it fair and equitable to shift the burden of the County’s financial problems to the citizens of the Towns? The County is asking that the Towns, which make up 20 percent of the County’s population, shoulder 100 percent of the burden of the County’s financial challenges.  The County is asking the Towns to bail them out.
  • The current Per Capita distribution method has been in effect in Davie County for 40 years. Out of the blue, the County wants to change it.  Why and why now?
  • Why is the County not willing to discuss the financial dilemma openly with the Towns to find a more equitable solution? Davie County is one economic unit, and we will rise or fall together.  The people of Davie attend the same schools, shop in the same stores, worship in the same churches, and likely will be buried in the same cemeteries.  Surely, we can come together to make the best decisions on a sales tax issue.

 

 

Town of Bermuda Run                       Town of Cooleemee                            Town of Mocksville
Kenneth A. Rethmeier                        Steven D. Corriher                              William J. Marklin III
Mayor                                                     Mayor                                                    Mayor

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