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Ice sculptures Saturday; Santa, music next Saturday in Downtown Mocksville

For Becky Brown, the pop up market last week meant some fresh produce to eat.

Held as part of Mocksville’s Farmers Market, Brown is a regular. “I haven’t missed one yet,” she said. “I live off of the farmer’s market in the summer time. I love my fresh vegetables.”

For Chris Poplin, a woodworker of Mocksville, this farmer’s market – and others – have helped keep him afloat since the pandemic started in March.

He had three shows a month scheduled. Almost all were canceled.

“This fall, I’ve been really surprised,” Poplin said. “I started doing farmer’s markets, which is a first, and they have been real nice to me.”

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Ice sculptures, Mr. and Mrs. Santa and more are scheduled holiday activities in Downtown Mocksville.

On Saturday, Dec. 12,  Chef Al Romano, owner of Fire and Ice, and his crew will carve, chisel, and shape simple blocks of ice into works of art. The team will create three ice sculptures from noon-4 p.m. at Main Street Park, 192 N. Main St.

From noon-4 p.m., many of the downtown merchants will offer stations for making a gift for a loved one. Each merchant has an elf that is doing weekly promotions inside the stores.

Check out Mocksville on Facebook for the latest Elf on a Shelf sighting.

• Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hear the Davie Community Band on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Main Street Park from 2-5 p.m. to visit with the children. Stop by and talk with Santa but there will be no sitting on his lap this year. Santa’s mailbox will also be set up for all of those last-minute letters.

The Davie Community Band, local volunteers with members from seventh grade to retirees, will stroll throughout the downtown area playing Christmas carols from 6-7:30 p.m.

Masks and social distancing are required at all town-sponsored events.

For more information, contact Tami Langdon, director of community development, at 336-753-6705 or 336-909-2263.