Letter to the editor: Bill Collette would be proud

Published 10:26 am Monday, September 25, 2023

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To the editor:

Bill Collette would be proud. The former owner of Wilkins Drugstore in downtown Mocksville who survived and thrived despite polio, would have been pleased with his son’s speech and the turnout at the first annual Mocksfest event in Mocksville.

The weather cooperated, and the number of folks that showed up on the same night Davie High played East Forsyth in football was surprising. Fairfield Bluegrass and Mel Jones performed for the crowd and left everyone hoping for encores.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who made the event possible. A list can be found on the Mocksville Rotary Club Facebook page. Please take a look and thank the individuals and businesses that contributed to the event. A special thank you to everyone who came out and to those who contributed during the event. We appreciate your support.

The end of polio in the world is near. I am looking forward to the day when we have to change the beneficiary of the event because we’ve succeeded in eliminating polio worldwide.

It couldn’t have been a better night in small-town America. We got to listen to some great music, eat hotdogs, and have a hometown win in football. The 1st Annual Mocksfest event will go down as a success.

Will Marklin, Mocksville

President, Mocksville Rotary Clu