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Everybodys Day Celebration
Spring Daze Vendor Application
The 12th annual Spring Daze festival will be held Saturday, May 2nd from
9:00 till 3:00 pm in downtown Thomasville. The event is sponsored by City
Beautification Committee. A variety of plants, garden decor and furniture,
crafts, jewelry, food and more will be available. Music by Mitch Snow and
other activities are planned.
2nd Annual All-America City Spring Triathlon
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
4:00 PM Start Time
Tom A. Finch Community YMCA
1010 Mendenhall Street
The National Civic League named Thomasville, North Carolina an All-America City in 2013, an honor given each year to 10 communities for outstanding civic achievement. Each city competing for the All-America City Award selects three projects that exemplify how they generate solutions in a collaborative, creative manner to promote civic engagement. Thomasville’s THREE projects were:
NC Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
What started as a small Memorial Day parade of senior veterans now draws 25,000 visitors to downtown Thomasville and includes military vehicles, active-duty service personnel, wounded or paralyzed veterans, and special guest military families. The programs become a meaningful history lesson while honoring Thomasville’s heroes. Families of recently deceased soldiers are hosted in local hotels, nourished with meals, chauffeured to events, and honored throughout the entire weekend celebration.
Thomasville is addressing childhood obesity with the Children@Play initiative that focuses on increasing opportunities for children and families to be active and make healthier choices. In 2012, Children@Play installed new playgrounds in all seven parks in Thomasville. Special efforts were made to insure that one of the playgrounds was fully accessible to kids with physical disabilities. The playgrounds were opened with “Parties in the Park” bringing together 3,000 neighbors who gathered, mingled, ate, and had fun playing together. The message of the playgrounds project is collaboration. Citizens, business leaders, city officials, police, churches, families and children — all collaborated to make safe new playgrounds a reality. The initiative continues to offer “Party in Park “events and programs for families for the prevention of childhood obesity.
Project Divine Interruption
On any given day, Thomasville schools have about 120 homeless students. Two local residents, Tracy Brinkley and Sandy McGhee, were inspired and the vision became Project Divine Interruption. The project has provided 1,000s of hygiene kits, countless hats, coats and gloves, meals, along with haircuts, food/grocery cards, shoes, gas cards and transportation. As a result of Project Divine Interruption, displaced students have the resources to learn alongside their classmates on a level playing field.
**A sprint triathlon** is a short-distance triathlon, ideal for those competitors who are new to the sport or those getting back in shape for longer events. Sprint triathlons are short endurance competitions involving three disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. These three events are completed in succession with quick transitions in between.
Swim: The swim is a 250-yard pool swim in the Y pool. Participants start at one end of the pool and snake their way up and down each lane as they work towards the other side of the pool. Being a pool swim race, participants must submit an estimated 100 yard swim time when registering. These times are used for seeding purposes. It is in your best interest to submit a time as accurate as possible. Submitting a time that is too fast puts you up with swimmers who will be passing you during the swim. Putting a time that is too slow places you with slower swimmers and forces you to have to pass everyone. The ideal scenario for all participants is to have people submit accurate times - the whole swim flows better.
Bike: The bike course is 13 miles out-and-back. The course is moderately hilly and takes place on Thomasville roads from the Y into Davidson County and back. The roads are open to traffic - but traffic is usually fairly light and police will assist at intersections.
Run: The 5K run course is loop starting on trails behind the Y, winding through a neighborhood and returning through a woody trail. The course is relatively flat and somewhat shaded.**
All net proceeds of the All-America City Sprint Triathlon will be split between these three charities. To make a donation to support this effort, contact Doug Croft at the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce—(336) 475-6134.
The Thomasville Memorial Day Parade and Celebration is the largest in the Southeastern US. The 28th Annual Celebration has many added features and events that will undoubtedly make it the best ever. All events associated with the Thomasville Memorial Day Celebration are FREE except for the golf tournament. Thomasville Tourism is one of many organizations that contributes funds and goods to keep the events free.
List of Dates and Events
Saturday May 9, 2015 8:00am Golf Tournament, Winding Creek Golf Course, 458 Pine Woods Church Rd., contact Mike Long-596-9477 if interested in playing or sponsoring.
Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm Gathering of Eagles, Piedmont Crossing, 100 Hedrick Dr. (Not open to the public)
Sunday, May 24, 2015 4:45pm Dinner(for honored families only, but public is encouraged to attend the Memorial Service that follows) Carolina Baptist, 422 Liberty Dr.
Sunday May 24, 2015 6:30pm Ladies for Liberty Concert, Finch Auditorium, 406 Unity St.
Monday, May 25, 2015
8:30am Parade Entrants Begins Arriving
10:00am Bandstand Opens, North Main St (Behind Big Chair)
10:00am Memorial Service, NC Veterans Wall on I-85 mile marker 100
11:00am Parade Begins at the corner of Main & Salem St's.(at the Big Chair)
11:00am Cushwa Stadium, 201 Stadium Dr. Opens
12:30pm Keynote Address, North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forrest
1:15pm Parachute Jump
1:30pm Family Presentation
2:00pm Taps & Firing gun Salute
Davidson County Extension Master Gardeners
11th Annual Garden Tour
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Featuring Thomasville Area
*Harold & Sara Faulkner- 910 Robinhood Rd.
*Joe & Kathy Hedgpeth- 8 Lodge Rd.
John & Barbara Hunnicutt- 1014 Pine Needle Ln.
Sue H. Hunter- 111 Kathland Ave.
David & Jane Williams- 705 Salem St.
$10 for both days
Advanced Sales @ Thomasville Visitors Center May 1st
Call (336) 956-0400 or
For more Information
45th Annual Southeast Old Threshers Reunion
The Greatest Steam, Gas & Antique Farm Machine Show In The Southeastern US
June 30-July 4, 2015, Denton, NC
(Tractor Ride June 29, 2015)
Feathuring the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club (ACMOC) Chapter 12's....
For More Info, Contact:
1072 Cranford Road
Denton, NC 27239
The PACE Group of Thomasville awarded $25,000 grant from the NC Department of Commerce
On February 2, 2015, The PACE Group of Thomasville was one of 10 recipients for the Cultural Grant issued by the Economic Development Competitive Grant Program for Underserved and Limited Resources Communities issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division.
The recent property donations (6 Main Street and 9 Salem Street) from Bob Callicutt of Callicutt Realty kickstarted PACE’s Historic Downtown Building Restoration Project. Many of Thomasville’s main street historic buildings require new roofs immediately. The structural roof supports have rotted and decayed, which has caused water leaks and damages. If the roofs are not repaired, then these buildings will be torn down and Thomasville will lose vestiges of its cultural history. The grant funding received will be used towards the roof repairs of these buildings.
Once the roofs are repaired, PACE will move forward to restore as economically feasible the original facade of the buildings.
The Historic Building Restoration Project is a priority this year for the PACE Group. The project is perhaps the most expensive and ambitious one that they have undertaken and PACE is appealing to the community for additional financial support. Past completed projects include, PACE Amphitheater, Farmers Market building, street lamp project, waste disposal cans, sidewalk enlargements and other enhancements.
The PACE Group regards the restoration of the historic downtown district as a means of revitalizing the city of Thomasville’s community, culture and economy. For citizens interested in supporting PACE’s efforts including the Historic Downtown Building Restoration Project, you can contact Doug Elliott at (336) 472-1222 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be sent to the following:
The Pace Group, Inc
P.O. Box 1485
Thomasville, NC 27361
The PACE Group, Inc. (People Achieving Community Enhancement) of Thomasville is a citizen-led organization formed in April 1991 to pursue solutions to revitalize the historic downtown district of Thomasville. PACE has no paid positions and is entirely composed of dedicated volunteers. After the release of the 1999 comprehensive analysis report developed by the North Carolina Urban Design Assistance Team (UDAT), which recommended a list of workable and innovative design solutions for the city, PACE has focused much of their efforts to achieve those solutions.
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Memorial Day 2014 was such a success!!! Check out photos on http://marshaellison.zenfolio.com/p490313942
Come out next year!!
Chair City Cyclists
With the time change we are bringing back the Tuesday and Thursday ride ROLL OUT @ 5:40pm
This year we need to make 2 to 3 groups so everyone can go the speed they want. I need a Group Leader.
As of now I put Daren Nunn And Troy leader of the faster group.
I will be with the other group, (need another leader)!
We would like to keep the days and time on the 3 rides the same until fall.
EVERY/ TUESDAY/THURSDAY @540PM /EVERY SUNDAY @200PM NEED ride leader for a,b c group WOULD YOU BE A RIDE LEADER? PICK A DAY AND WHAT SPEED AND A ROUTE
From: Fairgrove U M Church / Cedar Lodge Rd
138 Fairgrove Church Rd. Thomasville NC 27360
Across the road from the fire dept.
Cycling for Fun, Cycling for Health, Cycling for Others!
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