Town Offices Closed for Independence Day Holiday

Town Offices are closed Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. On behalf of the Town Council and Town Staff we hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday; and give thanks to those men and women who are serving, or have served, our country in peace and war.

If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1.

Rockingham County Quilt Trail

Earlier this year, on January 15th, the first square of the Rockingham County Quilt Trail was unveiled at the Cardwell Family’s Daylily Farm in the Ayersville Community. Now, more than 40 quilt designs are around the county, including three in Mayodan – Country Side Produce and Grille, West Rock Farmers’ Market, and at Tilley’s Thrift Shop in downtown.

The Rockingham County Quilt Trail is a celebration of local agriculture, the artists in the community and Rockingham’s rich cultural heritage. The Trail encourages local residents and visiting tourists to travel around Rockingham County’s beautiful rural landscape and shop the various agribusinesses and local products. Participants will be featured in all promotional materials, including a Quilt Trail map, brochure and website. The Quilt Trail is scheduled to be completed by June 2016. A brochure and website page will be designed to market the trail.

West Rock Farmers Market
West Rock Farmers Market

Mayo River State Park Fishing Day

Saturday, May 28 @ Mayo Mountain Access
9:30am – 2:30pm
www.ncstateparks.gov
mayo.river@ncparks.gov
For more information or directions call 336-427-2530

The fifth annual Mayo River State Park Family Fishing Day will be held Saturday, May 28th. The focus of the event will be a kids fishing derby for ages 17 and under. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest, longest and shortest fish in different age categories. One single prize will be awarded to the adult who catches the heaviest fish of the day. This will be a special license exempt day. All members of the family may participate without having a fishing license. In addition to prizes for catching fish, door prizes will be given throughout the day to kids registered for the event. Additional activities include bluegrass music, a crafts booth for children, casting games with prizes, and some displays including Rockingham County history, local recreation, and emergency medical services. Hotdogs, chips, soft drinks, and water will be provided. There will be a limited amount of tackle and bait for the public to use. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bait. Sunscreen and bug repellant are a good idea as well as extra drinking water. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will be present in the park the entire time the child or children they are watching are in the park. The event, food, and prizes are funded by the non-profit Friends of Mayo River State Park. Everything is free, though donations made to the friends of Mayo River to help defray the cost of the event are encouraged. Please call the Mayo River State Park office for more details.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/28/2016 – 9:30am to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

Canoe the Mayo with Park Rangers

Saturday – May 14, 2016
10:00am
Free guided trip open to the first 11 people to sign up at the park office.
Call 336-427-2530 to sign up or for more information and directions.

Have you ever wanted to float down the scenic Mayo River? Come out and take a river trip with a park ranger. This canoe float will start at the public boat access at Old Anglin Mill Loop Road and end at the public boat access on US 220 Business. Start time is 10:00am. Participants must provide their own transportation to the launch site and from the take-out site, which means you will need two vehicles with drivers. The float should take approximately four to five hours, depending on river current and water levels. The trip is free of charge and open to the first 11 people who sign up at the park office. Canoes, personal flotation devices and paddles are provided. All participants must wear shoes appropriate for wading. Flip-flops will not be allowed. Paddlers must wear personal flotation devices for the entire trip and bring water, a picnic lunch, sunscreen and any personal items in a waterproof container. Dress for and be prepared for getting wet.
Date of Event:
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Public boat access at Old Anglin Mill Loop Road

Stars and Planets at Mayo River State Park

Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wandered what you are looking at? Come out and explore the constellations, stars, and planets at Mayo River State Park! Volunteers from the Greensboro Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes to assist you in your journey through the wonders of the heavens. We will meet in the field near the picnic shelter. Please use a red filter on any flashlights you bring. Start time is 9:30pm.
Date of Event:
Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 9:30pm to Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 12:30am
Start Location:
Field near the picnic shelter

Town Launches New Website

In order to keep up with current website design and services, Mayodan launched a new website in early May.  We hope that it will provide all the functionality of the former site with a new layout that provides information to residents, businesses, and visitors to the community.

Town pride is everywhere

The Town has new banners featuring our new logo! Tell your friends on Facebook and invite them to visit and enjoy the “Real, Natural, Fun” features of Mayodan, year round. The Town has new banners featuring our new logo! Tell your friends on Facebook and invite them to visit and enjoy the “Real, Natural, Fun” features of Mayodan, year round. The Town has new banners featuring our new logo! Tell your friends on Facebook and invite them to visit and enjoy the “Real, Natural, Fun” features of Mayodan, year round.

Mayo River State Park is cool in the winter

Hiking the trails at Mayo State Park is a different experience in the winter with ground cover gone. You can clearly see the ruins of cabins and barns and it’s common to spot deer and foxes. Hiking the trails at Mayo State Park is a different experience in the winter with ground cover gone. You can clearly see the ruins of cabins and barns and it’s common to spot deer and foxes. Hiking the trails at Mayo State Park is a different experience in the winter with ground cover gone. You can clearly see the ruins of cabins and barns and it’s common to spot deer and foxes.

Duke Energy employees pitch in for park

A huge shout-out to the over 150 Duke Energy Volunteers who came from all over the state to help build the 3 mile Mountain Bike Trail at Farris Memorial Park!

The volunteers helped clear trail, cut roots, prune trees, and even built a map kiosk for us. Not only that – they had a good time in our community – with many of them vowing to come back with their families and friends to visit Mayodan and Farris Memorial Park.

Many thanks to Tony McGee of Blue Ridge Trail Works, Jenny Edwards of Dan River Basin Association, and Bob from Hands on Charlotte for organizing the volunteer days.

With the work accomplished on the two work days we are almost finished – look for a grand opening announcement soon.