October 19, 2021

Halloween Happenings in Davie County Begin This Week!

Why limit the ghoulish good times to only one day? Davie County has 10 days of spooktacular Halloween activities for all ages beginning Thursday, October 21st through Sunday, October 31st!  Halloween Bookmarks – Thursday, October 21st  Make a foldable Halloween-themed bookmark at the Davie County Public Library on Thursday, October 21, from 5 – 6 p.m. Choose between a pumpkin, bat, or ghost. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. The library is located at 371 North Main Street, Mocksville. For more information, please email ahutchens@daviecountync.gov.  Teen Movie Night – Back to the Future: Part 1 – Thursday, October 21st  […]
July 29, 2021

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

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 […]
May 28, 2021

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

The wait is over! RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls, known locally as the Bullhole, will reopen this Friday, May 28th, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend!   Last June, the RiverPark executive committee made the difficult decision to close the park after an unprecedented number of visitors resulted in multiple public safety issues including the inability of first responders to quickly access the park.  RiverPark’s board and volunteers worked diligently to prepare the park for reopening and implemented some changes to ensure its efficient operation. The park now also has a full-time manager to see to day-to-day operations. The park […]
August 20, 2020

Cooleemee Will Get-Out-the Count!

Who doesn’t love a parade? On Monday, August 24th, beginning at 6 p.m., a caravan of fire trucks, police cars, emergency services vehicles, along with a few ATVs or golf carts will proceed up and down every street in Cooleemee encouraging residents to take part in the 2020 Census.  The 2020 Census is each resident’s opportunity to make a decade of a difference in the community. Since March, the percentage of Cooleemee residents who have participated in the US Census has lagged behind the average response rate in Davie County and the state. In an effort to increase their town’s […]
March 9, 2020
On Saturday, March 14th, the Cooleemee Historical Association will be adding two new fundraising ideas to its 8th Annual BBQ Pork fundraiser at the Zachary House Grounds, 131 Church St.  “This year the CHA is adding to this event a Sweet Community Bake Sale and Thrifty Yard Sale

Discover Our Heritage – Educational Programs Get a Boost

Cooleemee Historical Association to Host “Trifecta Fundraiser” This Saturday On Saturday, March 14th, the Cooleemee Historical Association will be adding two new fundraising ideas to its 8th Annual BBQ Pork fundraiser at the Zachary House Grounds, 131 Church St.  “This year the CHA is adding to this event a Sweet Community Bake Sale and Thrifty Yard Sale, thus, the historic trifecta fundraiser,” said volunteer Joey Shore.  New Choices at the 8th Annual BBQ Pork Fundraiser Slow-cooked pork barbecue, Boston butts, plates, and sandwiches will be available, cooked by the barbecuing duo of Walter Ferrell and Clay West. The bake sale […]
November 25, 2019

Come One, Come All; Cooleemee Christmas Parade, This Saturday, November 30th!

The Town of Cooleemee will host its second annual Christmas parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th. The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School at 136 Marginal Street and end at the Zachary House at 131 Church Street. Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for music, stories, fellowship, and free food.  Bring your S’Mores sticks and enjoy roasting marshmallows by the fire. Of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children. Want to enter a float, car, bike, or walk in the […]
October 10, 2019

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

By Jeanna Baxter White RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 16th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 19th from 10 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!”. Enjoy a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, dessert, and a cold drink,  for just $10! Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will be a separate take-out line. Special entertainment will be provided by Mona Jo and Friends!  Proceeds from this annual […]
July 12, 2019

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race of 2019 on Saturday, July 20th!

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 […]
June 30, 2019

Free Independence Day Celebrations – Lawn Mower Parade with Free Watermelon & Ice Cream on Thursday, Fireworks on Saturday

By Jeanna Baxter White Patriotism and love of county are alive and well in Davie County.  As our nation celebrates its 243rd  birthday, our community has a week of activities promising fun for all ages! Davie County will host fireworks, musical entertainment, parades, and more as we head into the traditional 4th of July summer holiday season. Come enjoy the annual July 4th patriotic lawn mower parade in Cooleemee this Thursday. This patriotic event sponsored by the town of Cooleemee grows each year as entrants decorate a wide variety of lawn mowers, bicycles, golf carts, and floats. Walkers are welcome, […]