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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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Art for homes event at Elkin Creek Vineyard

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Sunday, September 22, 2013, In : Elkin Fund Raisers 







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Cedarbrook Country Club hosts another successful golf tournament!

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Golf 
Annual Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Golf Classic had a terrific turn out! For more photos, please visit the facebook page for whatsupinElkinNC.com ...where you'll find 37 more photos!



Volunteers working hard!


Sponsors galore!  Thanks for helping out...

Thanking the golfers for attending the tournament....
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First Cruise! of the 2013 season for Elkin NC

Posted by Town of Elkin c/o Economic Development Dept on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Elkin Cruise! 
For over a hundred photos of the Cruise, please go to our facebook page "whatsupinElkinNC.com", where you can share your photo and tag names...









































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Habitat for Humanity in Elkin thanks their volunteers

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Community Events 
Last Friday night, at Rhythm on Main, Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity in Elkin held an event to thank all of the volunteers who have helped build and repair homes in the area and support Habitat. If you are interested in being a part of the team, and doing good things for others in need, please contact Habitat at 102 E Market St in Elkin by calling (336) 526-2277.
















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Art Walk in downtown Elkin!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
What a beautiful night to walk along the streets of historical downtown Elkin and enjoy the arts!



 
















 
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Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Reeves Theater in Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : Reeves Theater 

Rocky Horror in Elkin! If you didn't go last Friday night, you've got one more chance this Friday, the 26th!

Yes, some were ready for the party....

and some were well prepared for the costume contest!...

And then, we always have our motivated locals (yes that is Gary) who really get passionate about our events!

The driver arrived in his Zombie Response ambulance to see the movie!

The Reeves is waiting for you...so come on down and enjoy the crazy festivities!

Happy Halloween! 

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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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Art for Homes art auction

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Community Events 

The Habitat gang put on a wonderful art auction last night at the Foothills Arts Council.

The room (and hallway) was packed full of eager buyers enjoying the auction.

Bidding on art can be addicting!!

The art was created from items dropped off at the Habitat Store and then enhanced by local artists into decorative pieces.

All ages came to see the fun and creative pieces for sale.

Funny, wacky, unique, beautiful and one of a kind items were ready for auction.

This glitter mirror was stunning! (sadly...
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Photos from Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital's Golf Tournament will be posted soon!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, August 17, 2012, In : Community Events 
There are photos posted on this website's facebook page at whatsupinElkinNC.com, if you want to go there and take a peek! Here are some below as well:




























 






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Tour de Yadkin, Saturday morning

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

New boat rack at Crater Park...

Bill Blackley (with Elkin Valley Trails Association) meets up with the scout who built this rack for his eagle project from Troop 654 in nearby State Road, NC.

A peaceful morning for paddlers who camped at the park.

This North Carolina native who now lives in Guam, came here for the event.

If you want to float down the Yadkin anytime, there are great services to provide transportation for you for drop off and pick up!

Here they are getting the kayaks ready for the p...
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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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Cedarbrook Country Club tournament for Lowe's Food/American Heart Association

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Elkin Fund Raisers 
The 2nd Annual Tommy Elledge Memorial was held today at Cedarbrook Country Club. Tommy was a former Lowes Foods Store Manager, before he passed away early in 2011. There was also a fund raiser for Barry Williams, with proceeds from purchased Mulligans, going towards his fight against cancer. Here are some photos from the start of the tournament.

Everyone arrived for registration...

and had a bite to eat before the tournament began.

The Hooter's Girls were there too!

And folks of all ages, ready t...
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Foothills Art's Council's Art in the Garden Series continues....

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Foothills Arts Council 

Suzanne was there to greet you at the entrance to the garden, where the play, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" was held Saturday evening. 

Many gathered for some wine and conversation on the porch before the show started.

There was a great turn out, but if you missed this show, there will be a 2nd performance on Friday, May 18.

Some brought there own comfy chairs, but there are some available at the FAC.

Many of the stories told were about events in ones life that often included descriptions of the c...
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Saturday morning Farmer's Market at Elkin Town Hall

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, May 12, 2012, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Every Saturday from 9 to noon, you can find a variety of things for purchase from our local farmers and artisans. Take a look at what you'll find....

Chestnut Ridge Farm offers locally grown meat...347-9193

honey and herbs...

herbs, baked goods and fresh blueberries (coming soon) from Blueberries at Cabin Trail...352-4148

beautiful knives and craftwork by Austin Road Handcrafts 749-3782

green, lush tomato and garden plants...

and beautiful potted plants for your front porch...

take a few freshly cut...
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Fiddles Pub and Porch Dog Revival

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Live Entertainment 
Porch Dog Revival played at Fiddles Pub, Friday, May 4th




Great weather provided a spot on the back patio for many.












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Cedarbrook Country Club hosted Elkin and E Wilkes Conference match today

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Golf 
Here are some photos of the boys playing golf today...It was a gorgeous day for golf!

 

Today was a little chilly in the shade for some!
 
 

Tense moments after a long day...

Dad was there for support for this future pro!

 

Azeleas in bloom...so gorgeous out on the course!

 

 


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Elkin High School Seniors backstage before their production of Aladdin this past weekend

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Elkin High School 


  









Thanks to Leighanne Wright for sharing the photos with us...the Senior Class of 2012 put on a show this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  More photos coming soon...

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Foothills Arts Council Gallery Opening Friday, Jan 13th

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Foothills Arts Council 

(click below on Continue Reading for more photos) The Foothills Arts Council showcases Laura Gaylord for their January feature artist. The opening for the show was Friday, January 13th, from 7-9pm, and the show will continue thru February 4th. Laura was featured in Yadkin Valley Living Magazine and the Tribune this month as well. The Gallery Opening also had Wyatt Smith playing his guitar for entertainment, and Slightly Askew Winery pouring a great selection of wines. The crowd last Friday ni...
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Elkin 2011 Community Chorus

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : Community Events 

Last Sunday, the Elkin Community Chorus sang for two performances. The afternoon performance was filled in attendance, packing in everyone all the way into the balcony! The second performance, which is typically less attended, was still about 2/3 full. The chorus does record these events and then sells CDs to those placing orders. This year was a fabulous selection and the chorus had quite a few new voices which brought an even more rich and full sound to the group. Many great reviews were he...
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Diana's Bookstore

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, December 2, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

Someone was enjoying the afternoon with her mom at Diana's Bookstore with a fun book in a cozy little chair...
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Saturday, November 12th was the Kickoff Date for Deck the Halls Passports, see photos of McRitchie and Grassy Creek Vineyard's events below!

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Wineries 

These photos were sent in by Angie Havens, who visited these wineries on Saturday and was kind enough to share them with everyone! The first three below are from Grassy Creek...





The next 4 are from McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks...







She also took this photo of Elkin Creek's unique Tasting Room entrance...

If anyone else has some great photos from their visits, please let me know! I would love to post them on this page.

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Slightly Askew's Passport Event, Saturday, November 12th

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, In : Wineries 

Saturday, November 12th, Slightly Askew opened their doors to a steady flow of wine lovers throughout the day. They offered a wonderful variety goodies to nibble on, and their specialty this weekend was Strawberry Wine Cupcakes made with their "Reel Good" wine. 

Outside, on the back porch, Luke Mears performed to the crowd who enjoyed cozy couches and plenty of seating. It was beautiful fall weather, and everyone who came had a terrific time. 

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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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Fiddles Pub, Downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

This past Friday night, the Porch Dog Revival played at Fiddles
to a full house, and as always, played and entertained the crowd
all night long.  It was a great evening, and the place was hoppin' !
Saturday night, the Parker-Brinegar Duo (above) played smooth sounds 
on the bass, guitar and keyboards, for a great mix and variety of
music this weekend.  Thanks to Fiddles Pub for allowing the next
generation of Elkin talent to expand their venues and experiences...
and hopefully 
we'll be seeing more b...
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Neighbors/WIFM Fund Raiser at Cedarbrook benefiting the Elkin Rescue Squad

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Golf 

Another full day event at Cedarbrook, as Tournament Chairman Gary York 
conducted an extremely successful fundraiser for the Elkin Rescue Squad.

Zim gives his morning speech to all and thanks everyone 
participating in this great cause. 

Elkin Rescue Squad does not automatically get state funds to 
help with the expenses of new 
vehicles, equipment and buildings, and
are extremely grateful 
for this benefit and to those who participated.

The carts head out in the 8:00am start.


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Cycle North Carolina, Sunday, October 2nd, 7:30-9:30am

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : State-wide Event 

Ready for action with comfy back rests!

Late risers and other cyclists begin packing up...

A stop at the "bike doctor" before they begin with a final 
check-up...

Cyclists heading off for their first 65-mile day to Mayodan.

The last of the cyclists say goodbye....

Thanks for coming to Elkin...we enjoyed having you and
hope to see you again! Safe travels...

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Cycle North Carolina, Sunday, October 2nd, 6am....

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : State-wide Event 

Dark and chilly, but they slowly awake...

only a few come out to eat at first...

Elkin BSA Scout Troop 648 and State Road BSA Troop
654 are ready with breakfast food and drinks...
 
One happy scout...they're used to "early to rise" you know...

These girls are ready for the challenge...with a smile!...

Making friends and good spirits filled the morning air...

Even though it was chilly and breezy...cozy hats and hot
coffee helped get the morning underway...
 
along with a hot breakfast!

Pajamas and flip fl...
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Cycle North Carolina, Saturday, October 1st

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : State-wide Event 

The stores were decorated with signs to welcome them...

and they came one by one to Elkin Park and made camp.

The cyclists were all over town on bikes and buses and
it was great to see everyone enjoying the streets of Elkin.

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Overmountain Victory Trail Field Days at Elkin Municipal Park

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Community Events 
Elkin City School's 4th and 8th graders came down on Tuesday to Elkin Park to learn about the Overmountain Men March, festivities were all day and into the evening. More info to follow soon.


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Deck the Halls Wine Tour Passports are now on Sa

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Wineries 

Early Bird Special til November 1st.  Package includes wine glass, wine tasting, and a hand crafted Christmas ornament from each of the 13 participating wineries. Passports are available locally at Brushy Mountain, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Carolina Heritage, Slightly Askew and McRitchie Wineries. 
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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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Elkin Community Chorus rehersals

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, September 13, 2011,
Time to warm up those vocal chords...the Community Chorus rehearsals begin on Thursday, October 13th at 7pm, and continue weekly until the concert on December 4th.  The concert will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Elkin, December 4th, at 4pm and 7pm.  Go to http://communitychoruselkin.com/  
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Habitat Home Shoppe, downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Community Events 

The Art for Homes event this evening at the Habitat Home Shoppe offered a silent auction on art pieces created from items donated in the past. Fiddle Dee Dee entertained while the crowd surveyed everything around the room. The money made this evening will be used for building homes in the Yadkin Valley.
  

The girls behind the scenes waiting for the auction to start.
 

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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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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Golf Classic

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, August 20, 2011, In : Golf 
August 18th was the big event.... and here are some photos of the 17th hole at Cedarbrook Country Club, where hopeful golfers were attempting a hole-in-one for some great prizes....wonder if anyone won the golf clubs that day?






 

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