Archive for July 2011
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It may seem a long way off, but 2013 will be here before we know it, according to Badin Museum chairman, David Summerlin. The recently formed Centennial Committee is already hard at work preparing for a celebration and they need help from the community. “We have a ‘wish list,’ for Hardaway artifacts and we need photos of Badin from the teens and the twenties,” says Mayor Jim Harrison, who is on the Badin Museum board and the Centennial Committee. “We’re planning a 100 page hard cover book to mark the year of Badin’s founding.” The museum will be happy to accept artifacts and photos on loan or as gifts. The Centennial Committee, in need of volunteers, recently joined forces with Better Badin. Meetings are held in the Badin Town Hall at 7 pm on the fourth Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The author sold out of her books and the bountiful refreshment table had to be re-stocked. In other words, Badin’s first book-signing event was a success. Badin’s own Heather Ross Miller was on hand Saturday, June 25th at The Cottage House on Falls Road to sign copies of her latest book of poetry, Lumina: a town of voices. “It was a heart-swelling day for me,” says Miller. “seeing old friends, neighbors, schoolmates, and complete strangers who came in. I’ve never felt so honored at any other book-signing. This one was indeed special.” Miller grew up in Badin and is part of a well-known writing family. She writes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. She has taught many years in North Carolina, Arkansas and Virginia, and is the author of over a dozen published books. She lives in her husband’s home-place on Valley Drive and has two children and two grandchildren.
It’s a simple concept: you pay taxes, the town provides services. One of these services is the monthly Limbs/Brush Pick-up on the first Tuesday of every month. Put your limbs and brush out on the curb up to a week beforehand, but preferably the night before or the morning of that Tuesday so the streets aren’t cluttered for days on end and the refuse washed into storm drains in the event of a storm. Some residents have a hard time following this simple rule, making more work for the maintenance department to clean out storm drains and gutters, straining the town’s budget, diluting the services your taxes pay for and cluttering sidewalks and streets. First Tuesday. Got it?
Bridget Huckabee Editor
Badin Inn Events The popular Pickin’ on the Porch continues every Friday night from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss Badin Inn’s Bands and BBQ Bash on Saturday, July 2, 2011 from noon until 10:30 pm. With fresh pulled pork, a beer truck and local bands from Friday Night Pickin’ on the Porch events, this promises to be a great party. There is no admission fee. Come early and stay all day.
Uwharrie Rentals Twila’s Thrifts and Gifts Shop on Falls Road, Badin has joined with God’s Country Outfitters of Albemarle to form Uwharrie Lake Rentals to rent canoes and kayaks for use on the area’s lakes.
The Sunshine Club
Badin’s inter-denominational seniors group meets at 10:30 am on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the fellowship hall of the Badin Baptist Church. Bring a covered dish and one dollar.
The Cottage House
Check out Badin’s newest store, The Cottage House. This furnishings and décor specialty shop is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Want to have great looks? Drop by and see Donna Johnson at Great Looks, Badin’s own hair stylist for men and women located across from the Badin Museum and behind the Post Office,
Alcoa Foundation Grants
In June of this year Alcoa Foundation announced that it has awarded grants worth $65,500 to North Carolina non-profit organizations to provide workplace training, educate students and better protect the environment. Uwharrie Community Services Development Network was awarded $18,500 to restore and enhance the West Badin Community Center, including funds to improve storefronts, purchase furniture and provide ongoing maintenance. Badin Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $5,000 for fire safety services. Alcoa Foundation was founded more than 50 years ago and is one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States.