“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!
The mood was festive as hundreds lined the street in eager anticipation. Race announcer Justin Blue kept the crowd cheering and in the holiday spirit with hula hoop, tricycle, and rock/paper/scissors contests and partner wheelbarrow races. Following the bed races, DJ Barry Rentz had folks dancing in the streets to end the evening.
“This was one of the best bed races yet due to the spectators, the teams, and all of the support we received,” said Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon. “I’d like to thank our volunteers from The Bridge Church; Town of Mocksville staff, Public Works, and Parks & Grounds; Mayor Will Markland, Davie County Sheriff’s Office, GLAST Graphics, Barry Rentz with the Mobile Jukebox, and our sponsor Skyline National Bank for making the event such a success. A special thanks to our committee: Chair Denise Hendrix, Trevor Walterman, Jordan Hendrix, and our newcomer, Justin Blue.”
At stake were prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team, “Just for Fun,” took home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up, Reeb, collected $125. Camp Manna’s Manna Movers, the third-place finisher, rolled away with $75. Davie Community Foundation’s S.U.R.F Board picked up $50 for having the best team spirit and Comfort Bilt received $100 for the most original bed. A Total Package prize of $50 went to Davie County High School’s Army JROTC for having the best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes.
Anderson Company “Buckeye Bashers” – Colton Morrett, Brent Randa, Kayee Davis, Travis McLemore, Lee Cody/Alternate
Avgol “Bed Wetters” – Ronnie Batcher, Danny Ridenhour, Taryn Winner, Tommie McMillan
Davidson-Davie Community College “The Storm” – Logan White, Alicia Allen, Vidhi Sharma, Blake Deringer, Jay Davis/Alternate
Eric Farr for Judge – Chuck Taylor, Mike Mitchell, Brad Stroud, Josh Hanes,
Gildan – Jennica Prevette, Laura Geter, John Lane, Matt Blake, Natalie Garcia/Captain
Pallet One – Landon Miller, Alex Higgins, Floyd Collins, Santana Arnold, Chad Dyson
The Christmas season in Davie County is just beginning! Make sure to check out these other family-pleasing events that you won’t want to miss! We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021 holiday season!