Delighting the Crowds at the Mocksville Bed Races


“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town,
were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down;
More rapid than eagles the race beds they came,
And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Now Manna Movers! Now Snoozers! Now WXII!
On Magic Elves! On Skills USA! On Flash CW! On Premier Reindeer!

The town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 17th with the 6th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 18 race teams made the mad dash down Main Street.

2017 Mocksville Bed Races
2017 Mocksville Bed Races!
Thank you to Ed Simmons for the awesome photos!

Mocksville Mayor Will Marklin kicked off the night mentioning the construction of the park and new facilities in town. The Race saw another good turnout this year with the streets full of families, fun and holiday spirit. Volunteers passed out noisemakers and t-shirts and between races the DJ had folks dancing in the streets. All the racing and dancing made people hungry enough that both food trucks in attendance, Michael Burton’s Smoke Wagon and the Davie High Band Boosters, completely sold out of food.

The event was covered by two news stations, WXII 12 and affiliate CW 20, whose racing teams faced off in the first race of the night. Both stations, hopeful to win it all, stacked their racing teams with track stars from the Davie War Eagles cross country track team. However, this year’s competition was stiff and the secret to winning may have been to have “missile” in the team name.

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
The fastest team, Cathy Riddle Missile,  took home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up, Krazy Legs Missile, collected $125. Skills USA, the third-place finisher, rolled away with $75. Yesterday’s Kids, the only senior team to enter this year’s race, handily won the $100 prize for the fastest senior team. Krazy Legs Missile, the 2nd place team also won the $50 prize for being the Most Outrageous.  A Total Package prize of $50 went to the Surf USA team for having the best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes.

Special Thanks
Tami Langdon, Mocksville’s community development coordinator,  is grateful to everyone who pitched in to make the event a great success. “Kudos and thanks to Event Organizer Denise Hendrix and her daughter Jordan who manages the Facebook page, Mike West and the Davie Public Works for lights, equipment, and course setup, volunteers from the Davie County Early College, Trailers of the East Coast for the event trailer (and for bringing 2 teamsagain this year), and the Mocksville Police Department.

Complete Race Results

First Place: CATHY RIDDLE MISSILE ( $200)
Matt Davidson
Chris Branford
Jonathan Creason
Jamie Spry
Eric Davidson

Second Place: KRAZY LEGS MISSILE( $125
Also voted Most Outrageous ($50)
Karl Schwartz
Chris Cole
Thomas Reynolds
Jake Kitchene
John Herzog

Third Place: DAVIE HIGH SCHOOL SKILLS USA
Ben Summers
Garrett Chandler
Cody Taylor
Jack Reynolds
Cooper Wall

Senior Award: ( $100) YESTERDAY’S KIDS ( Davie County Senior Games)
Judy Phillips
Dave Sammons
Greg Hill
Mike Barnett
Peggy Evans

Total Package ($50): SURF USA
Tyler Zickmund
Mikhail Harris
Salem Cartner
Ben Marklin
Mandy Owen

2017 Mocksville Bed Race Team Listing

CAMP MANNA MOVERS
Josh Goodman
Andrew Daywalt
Max Wooten
Jason McCray
Cassidy Kluttz

CPP MAGIC ELVES (CPP GLOBAL)
Tim Stafford
Russ Sanford
Natasha Chambers
Cameron Scales
Nathan Erwin

FLASH CW (CW 20)
Briana Conner
Clay Summers
Parker Prysiazniuk
Paige Riordan
Emerson Frantz

FRAGILE ( IT’S FRENCH)
Jay Kimura
Scott Berry
TJ Hupp
Jacob Johnson
Tyrone Neely
Eric Dearth

HOUSE OF RAEFORD
Erica White
Carlos Salgado
Kenny McHon]
Milton Cain Jr
Elijah MacLean
Nyesha Hosch – alternate

INGERSOLL RAND
Charlie Clarke
Derrick Faulkner
Erica Roe
James Wilkerson
Scott Coe

LIGHTNING LANIE (WXII 12)
Lanie Pope
Trey Raisbeck
Braxton Folmar
Emily Pender
Jill Staley

MOCKSVILLE MASONIC LODGE
Brian Myers
Jake Reavis
Jamie White
Darby Correll
Carlton Terry

PREMIER REINDEER ( PREMIER REALTY)
Sierra Foster
Emery Rosenbaum
Justin Boardwine
Malik Polk
Morgan Flores
Katie Walton
*Marjorie Foster ( Captain)

SKILLS USA ( Davie High School)
Ben Summers
Garrett Chandler
Cody Taylor
Jack Reynolds
Cooper Wall

SNOOZERS ( RESCUE HOUSE CHURCH)
Gerardo Mancilla
Chandler Woodruff
Gavin Freeman
Sammy Rosenquist
Monty Landreth
Kamron Lantz
Landon Miller

THE STORM (DCCC Surgical Technology Program)
Brianna DeRouin
Colby Seaford
Dylan Andrade
Amber Hodges
Jessica Slater

SUPER MARIO KART (TRAILERS OF THE EAST COAST)  
Princess Peach aka Bethany Bumgarner
Mario aka Jerry Smith
Wario aka Brandon Butner
Luigi aka Andrew Sanders
Waluigi aka Daniel Gough
Hugo Murillo (Captain)

TEAM USA (TRAILERS OF THE EAST COAST)
Jordan Miller Hendrix
J.C. Williard
Tatum Williams
Sam Williams
Jeff Forman
Marsha Smith (Captain)

Hometown Christmas Parade
The “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, which kicked off the holiday spirit, was followed by the annual Hometown Christmas Parade. The “It’s a 50’s Christmas” themed parade featured everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus.

Congratulations to this year’s Hometown Christmas Parade winners:
1st Place:  Girl Scout Troops 2580 & 2417
2nd Place: Davie Co. Public Library – FOL
3rd Place:  Spotlight Dance Company
Honorable Mention:  Total Real Estate LLC

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who participated in this year’s Hometown Christmas Parade and to all the volunteers who helped make this a safe and enjoyable event for Davie County. Special thank yous to our judges who helped decide the best entries in the parade and to our Grand Marshal, The Fire Departments of Davie County, led by the Mocksville Fire Department, who also escorted Santa down Main Street.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017 Christmas Season – We’ll see you at the bed races in 2018!

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