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Art Hike season in downtown Elkin begins during the FMST conference

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Art/live music/beer/wine and local outfitters joined together for a 6 hour stroll in downtown.  Participants from the conference visited various art studios, the arts council and the new hydroponic shop in downtown Elkin, enjoying entertainment at every stop! Dan Butner of the Foothills Arts Council organized the locations, music and tasting stations. Everyone enjoyed the downtown event from the conference, and even the locals joined in on the fun! 


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Events held in downtown Elkin during the Mountains to Sea 4th Anniversary "Gathering of Friends" conference

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
http://elkintribune.com/news/12721/video-elkin-organizers-went-all-out-for-the-gathering-of-the-friends-of-the-mountains-to-sea-trail-40th-anniversary-in-elkin

Learn about some of the events in downtown Elkin during the conference which was held March 24-26 in Elkin, celebrating 40 years of the Mountains to Sea Trail. 
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Halloween on Main...Spooktackular!

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, November 11, 2016, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Trick or Treating on Main Street is becoming quite the event!  Thousands came this year to experience a fun-filled family event for all ages....










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Surry Sonker Trail

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Elkin Businesses 
http://www.sonkertrail.org/

Love a good sonker? Try Roxxi and Lulu's Bakery and Heaven Scent Restaurant for Elkin's version of this Surry County specialty. 
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Appalachian Moonshine Rally 2014

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

The Austin Healy car club held its annual car rally in Elkin on May 31st. Over 170 cars participated in this fun and growing event. Cars always start in downtown Elkin, and end up at a different mysterious location for fun food and music.






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Mama Won't Fly by the Foothills Theatre community theater group

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Foothills Arts Council 
Season opener, Mama Won't Fly was a great success!



Crazy characters and lots of laughs were had by a full house!



This community theater production was Fri, Sat and Sunday this past weekend.

We hope went, as there is lots of great talent in our community. Thanks to all who participated, and also to Leighanne Martin Wright for all her hard work...GREAT JOB!
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Elkin High School Environmental Club helps to beautify downtown

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, In : Elkin High School 





Come Springtime, you'll see lots of gorgeous wildflowers spouting up along Front St/Standard St, just south of the library along the creek.  Thanks to the high school's Environment Club, supervised by fabulous teachers, Ruthann McComb and April Swarey, this project is 2/3 finished!! 
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Main Street Pastry open on E Main Street, Elkin

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : Elkin Businesses 
Main Street Pastry opened just in time for the Cruise Elkin event August 24th. They are on E Main Street, and offer lots of goodies including eclairs, cupcakes, cookies and soon...pies!  Stop in and see what's cookin'!






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Buckin' Elks at practice

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : School sports 






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New restaurant opens in downtown Elkin, Keystone Grill.

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 


Stop in at Keystone Grill when you have the chance. They opened a few weeks ago and are open till 8pm during the week and also Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!  The owners used to have this restaurant in N Wilkesboro but have moved it to Elkin to continue their business...please stop in and support them. They are a wonderful, friendly, mother and daughter team we are lucky to have downtown! (next to Heaven's Scent)
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2013 Appalachian Moonshine Rally in Elkin, NC

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Saturday morning, the Moonshine Rally gathered on Main Street for registration. This was a fund raiser for Lupus and it occurs here every summer. The participants drive through the countryside and end up at a mysterious location to enjoy the afternoon...this year's destination, unknown to them, was Elkin Creek Vineyard.







Heaven's Scent set up a little food booth along Main.











Chill on Main opened early for the crowd and offered delicious breakfast goodies such as waffles, cobbler and creme, and qu...
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Here Then Gone

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Eris Ball created this pop up shop, called Here Then Gone. Yes, it was here on Saturday, and now it's gone until next month, but if you missed this one-day shop, please make sure to come next time and support this initiative. 

Here Then Gone creates a one day shop filled with crafters from the area and provides a great way to shop for unique items for the day. Eris hopes to do this on a monthly basis in Elkin and surrounding communities. 

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Elkin Jonesville Christmas Parade 2012

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Currently photos are being posted on whatsupinElkinNC.com facebook page...You can like our facebook page at whatsupinElkinNC.com! There are numerous photos to look over if you missed the parade!


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EVTA Duck and Turtle Regatta 2012

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : Elkin Fund Raisers 
After the Pumpkin Festival ended, the EVTA hosted a regatta which occurred behind the Elkin Public Library. Ducks and Turtles (rubber) were sold during the festival for a fund raiser and a chance to win great prizes! Below are some photos and video of this fun event. Winner have yet to be announced!
 
Here they are being released into the creek above the dam.

Getting close to the falls...
You can watch the ducks and turtles heading over the falls on this YouTube video...just cut and paste this li...
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Clifford Morrison Art Competition 2012

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, September 15, 2012, In : Foothills Arts Council 

The award ceremony began for local artists in 2D and 3D mediums.

The crowd eagerly awaited the names of the winning pieces.

Here is one such lucky artist!

A good crowd turned out and there were lots of finger foods to enjoy...

Along with wine from Menarick Vineyard...

Stop in during the month of September to see the pieces on display. There is a wide variety of styles from serious to quirky, which offers the viewer much to enjoy.

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Photos from the Boots & Bridges Boogie, Tuesday night at the Reeves

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : Reeves Theater 
Below are some scenes from the event, and you can also find them on whatsupinElkinNC.com on Facebook:

Harry's Place offered food for the party goers...

Raffaldini's Vineyards donated the wine for all to enjoy...Thanks!

The downtown girls selling drinks....

Joe Hicks teaches everyone about the trials and Elkin's History

 

Elizabeth greats the guests!

Pat and Clyde stop in for the night, taking a break from their vineyard...

Folks arrive from all directions...

Theresa and Larry hanging out along Main St...
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MOONSHINE RALLY in downtown Elkin, June 2, 2012

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
The Annual Moonshine Rally brought over 100 cars to Elkin for an afternoon of fun. The weather was perfect and the cars glowed in the morning sunlight with proud owners preparing for the drive through the NC countryside, and ending up at Grassy Creek Vineyards for the afternoon. These shots were taken before the start of the Rally as the cars lined up for registration.

Cars arriving for the event...


























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Grassy Creek had an afternoon of Music, Wine, Art & Chocolate

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Wineries 
Grassy Creek had live music, local pottery artists, and chocolate from Blue Ridge Chocolates Saturday. During the warmer months, they offer a Second Saturday series of live music and other goodies for you to enjoy!

A local artist, Bill Scherbak, sets up his easel at the tasting room...

Wayne was there for to take care of the wine pouring...
 

LeAnne brought delicious chocolates for pairing with wine...

These chocolates are an art form as well!

Many enjoyed the live entertainment throughout the afte...
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Precision Customs & Body Shop has Cruise-In for Grand Opening

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Elkin Businesses 
Saturday afternoon, Andy Couch, owner of Precision Customs & Body Shop decided to bring back a tradition he loved in Elkin. He decided to have a cruise-in for the grand opening of his new shop on N Bridge Street, and hopes to have many more in the future. Here are some of the beautiful cars that participated...











...and of course Jody Rushbrook had to show off his mean machine too!

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Cedarbrook Country Club hosts High School Mid-West Regionals

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Golf 
The NCHSAA Midwest 1A Golf Tournament took place Monday, May 07, 2012 at Cedarbrook Country Club. Elkin High School’s Golf Team participated finishing in fourth place with a team total of 338. Jonathan Stroud and Josiah Blevins led the team, both shooting an 83 and Cory Anderson an 85. Austin Holloway shot an 87, Jacob Christian a 94, and Noah Carter 105. Bishop McGuinness, East Surry, and Gray Stone Day are the three teams that qualified for the 1A State Championship. Thanks, Zim, for the ...
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An Evening on the Titanic, via the Foothills Arts Council

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Foothills Arts Council 
This afternoon the Foothills Arts Council had their Art in the Garden Series. However, since the morning brought a little rain shower, they decided to move the performance indoors to be safe.

The play was well attended, and was titled "An Evening on the Titanic, Voices from the Great Disaster"

It was fun to see the actors dressed in period clothing....

The story commemorates the centennial year from the Titanic's sinking.
 

Most of the characters were based on real passengers, crew and staff that ...
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EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Assoc) had a workday last Saturday with over 30 volunteers!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Community Events 
These volunteers showed up last Saturday to help begin clearing the Riverfront Trails along the Yadkin, from Crater Park to the Bridge on S Bridge Street.



If you are interested in participating, this wonderful group of volunteers will be meeting again on March 10th at the Elkin Rec Center in the morning.  Mark it on your calendar and be part of something special!! See specifics on the Event Calendar tab above. Learn more at www.elkinvalleytrails.org.

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Foothills Arts Council Gallery "Secret Hours" Opening tonight

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Foothills Arts Council 

Photos from Alison Overton, which she calls "delightfully morbid & peculiar photography". Learn more at alisonoverton.com.




Foothill Arts Council Opening Tonight from 7-9pm, has Keary Reid entertaining, and Shadow Spring Winery pouring.

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Elkin's Christmas Parade along Main Street

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

It was a great turnout for the Christmas Parade last Saturday. Crowds lined both sides of Main Street from one end to the other!

Many children were waiting for the floats to hand out or throw candy to the crowds, which eventually filled their bags as full as Santas sleigh....

There were 5 High School Marching bands in the parade this year...

They sounded great as they marched along the route from Jonesville to Elkin's Main Street...

The crowd enjoyed watching the parade, and it lasted for about 2...
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Harry's Place full of Memories and Music!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, December 2, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Teresa held a memorial celebration at Harry's Place last night.

A festive time to remember Harry and Nancy Smith...
 

Everyone had a great time!
 

Friends of Harry and Nancy came to talk about the fun times...

And many enjoyed looking through the photo albums...

Some saw photos they hadn't seen in years...of themselves!

Some came to hear the Long & Pardue Band who had their first reunion playing together in 10 years! They sounded fantastic!

Many conversations went on throughout the evening...

and frien...
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Twenty One & Main... and Rum Train Friday...the perfect mix!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, November 18, 2011, In : Live Entertainment 

Rum Train Friday performed at Twenty One & Main tonight and they sounded fantastic. Their song selections, music quality, voice blending and overall "mood" creates a smooth concoction of rock into blues.
  


Enjoying a great night out in Elkin with friends...no better place to be tonight!
 

Enjoying the music and a little late night dessert...yum! 
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McRitchie Winery and the Fortunate Sons/US Marine's Semper Fi Fund

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, October 22, 2011,

Friday the 21st, was the perfect afternoon at McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks 
for hosting a stop-over for the 1000-mile North Carolina "Mountains to the Sea"
trail hike and fundraiser by the Fortunate Sons...learn more on their site 
http://www.fortunatesons.org/
Patricia McRitchie said she and Sean are both from military families (Army and Navy) and are happy to be able to participate and give back in some way. Their winery is located directly on the trail, and they are hoping that each year th...
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5th Annual Benny Parsons "Race Against Hunger" Golf Tournament

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Golf 
 
Today at Cedarbrook was yet another terrific fundraiser for the
community, and was hosted by Lowes Foods and JustSave
Foods. All proceeds went to Friends Feeding Friends Food
Drive.

Some attempted to bid on great prizes with a silent auction.

Everyone had lunch before the tournament began.

The guys from Victory Toyota in North Wilkesboro say they
come out every year to support the cause, and also brought
along the Toyota for the winner of the Hole-in-One Contest.

As the golfer head out, they pass the...
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Benny Parsons Racing Museum Race Against Hunger Golf Tournament

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Golf 
Just a reminder...This Tuesday, October 18th is the Benny Parson's Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser, with all proceeds going to Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive.  This event is at Cedarbrook Country Club and is hosted by Lowes Foods. It was originally scheduled for October 11th, and was postponed until this week. Come out to play or observe...you just might see your favorite old-time NASCAR drivers playing!
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Elkin High School Hunter Safety Team Golf Tournament, Stone Mountain Golf Club

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Golf 

The Elkin High School Hunter Safety Team wants to thank all the Sponsors that helped them raise money today for their team supplies.  Thank you all for helping make our first golf tournament fund raiser a success this afternoon!

The ladies at the registration table working hard.  

 
Golfers enjoying lunch before they start the tournament.

This golfer brought his mascot along...

The boys heading out to conquer the course...

Thanks again to Stone Mountain Golf Club, the golfers who 
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Foothills Arts Council 22nd Annual Clifford Morrison art competition

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Foothills Arts Council 
Tonight's gallery opening at the Foothills Arts Councils had every wall filled with big, bold, beautiful color.  The this annual exhibit was named in memory of the late artist, Clifford Morrison. His widow, Gladys, has continued the promotion and celebration of art in our community in his honor.

Many came to enjoy conversation, delicious food...

and melodic vocals from Boonville resident Sarah Moxley who was accompanied by piano instructor Phil Harris from Jonesville...a great pairing by Leigha...
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G&B Energy "Irons in the Fire" Charity Golf Tournament at Cedarbrook Country Club

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : Golf 

 
What a turnout today! G&B Energy in partnership with Wachovia Bank, sponsored the "Irons in the Fire" Charity Golf Tournament.  Golf carts were lined up as far as the eye can see to help raise money for the Yadkin Valley United Fund. So many people were helping make this a great event. It was an enjoyable day for everyone and the weather couldn't  have been better!
 
  
 

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Foothills Arts Council Call for Artists

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Foothills Arts Council 
FAC is looking for entries for the 22nd Annual Clifford Morrison Memorial Art Competition, entries due by Wednesday, September 14, 2011.  ALSO, for the 2011 Open Air Market which will be held in December on Elkin's "Light Up Night".  Deadline for entries is October 15, 2011.
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