C’mon, take a free ride: Shuttle service starting from Cooleemee to Mocksville

Published 5:30 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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A shuttle bus service will soon be available for residents in Cooleemee to travel to Mocksville for shopping errands and medical appointments.

This will be a free service.

A 14-passenger minibus owned and operated by The Bridge @197 Main of Cooleemee, will transport residents to Mocksville each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to connect with the YVEDDI Mocksville Circulator. This will allow each passenger the ability to use the circulator to visit any of the stops on its route. The minibus will also provide transportation on Tuesdays and Thursdays for scheduled medical appointments.

Thanks to the direction and development by the facilities team of The Bridge @197 Main, this missional outpost has become a place of Christian outreach efforts with its mission statement of “Creating followers of Jesus in community by being a place to belong and a place to matter.”

The Last Mile represents only one facet of the services offered through multiple community service grants in hopes of making a difference in the Cooleemee community.

Each Thursday at 5:30 p.m., food donations are passed along at 197 Main St., Cooleemee. Food deliveries are also made to those in the community unable to get there.

On Sundays, a service is provided by God’s Plan Ministries with Pastor Jamie Grant, who also provides Bible teaching every Tuesday evening at the Davie Family YMCA in Mocksville.

This latest venture to provide transportation to Mocksville and to medical appointments will begin on Monday, March 7. The minibus will leave for Mocksville from The Bridge @197 Main at 9 a.m. for Walmart in Mocksville. Pickups for return to the Bridge will be at 2 p.m. from Walmart.

Transportation for medical appointments for home pickups on Tuesday and Thursday will need to be scheduled. There is a limit of 14 persons for the shopping trips and connecting with the YVEDDI Mocksville Circulator and a maximum of two clients for medical appointments.

Anyone able and willing to donate 2 to 3 hours one day a week to help with this service is asked to call David Carroll at 336-529-2145. To schedule a drive to a medical appointment, also contact Carroll, director of transportation.