Brakebush donates $10,000 to NC Cycling Festival

Published 8:17 am Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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The NC Cycling Festival, presented by The Farmington Center, announces Brakebush Mocksville as a presenting sponsor for the April 19-21 event in Downtown Mocksville.

“One of the pillars of our corporate values is to support our communities,” said Brakebush plant manager, Keith Sullivan. “This sponsorship is a way to give back to the people of Davie County and promote an exciting new event that everyone will enjoy. We are very proud to be the presenting sponsor.”

Andrew George, quality assurance manager for Brakebush, is an avid cyclist.

“This festival will bring many ways for families to enjoy our town and county – not just the cycling rides and bike show. The live music, food trucks, vendor fair, and special kids’ activities will offer something for everyone to enjoy.”

Human Resources Manager Alden O’Barr said:  “Our company culture ensures that we’re able to support our community and our staff through involvement in events like the NC Cycling Festival. We’re glad to be part of it.”

Brakebush is a family owned and operated company crafting chicken products since 1925. Five US production facilities make chicken served in foodservice kitchens large and small, at national chains, and as industrial ingredients.

The Mocksville plant opened in 2018 and is on Eaton Road, employing more than 400 people.

“The NC Cycling Festival is a great example of the kind of family-friendly events Mocksville and Davie County attract,” said Ken Gamble, Mocksville town manager. “I was thrilled to hear that Brakebush Brothers provided a $10,000 sponsorship to help make this event possible.”

Jennifer Evens, director of marketing and community development for the town and amember of the festival steering committee, attended the sponsorship presentation. “There are so many moving parts to plan and host an event like this. Brakebush’s sponsorship makes our job easier by helping to fund festival activities that are free to the public.”

Allyson Sawtelle, cycling enthusiast and former board president of The Farmington Center, expressed gratitude.

“This $10,000 sponsorship enables us to provide an amazing experience that showcases the charm and hospitality of Davie County. We are expanding our reach as a destination of choice for cyclists and tourism while providing a family-friendly festival for residents and visitors.”

“With the festival less than a month away, we greatly appreciate this generous sponsorship from Brakebush,” said Allison Brown, new board president of The Farmington Center. “As a nonprofit organization, we seek partners like Brakebush who see the value in offering an outlet for fun and fellowship while raising awareness about all that Davie County has to offer.”

The festival opens Friday evening, April 19, with live music downtown and a VIP dinner for sponsors and speakers.

Saturday, April 20, will feature a bike show with industry speakers; kids’ activities to include a bike parade, bike rodeo, and inflatables zone; five cycling rides; food trucks; artisan fair; and live music until 10 p.m.

Sunday April 21 will showcase a scavenger hunt bike ride and closing bike show events.

For details, visit and, or contact Sawtelle at 336-655-2700 or

Opened in 1921, the Farmington High School operated until 1970, when the property was deeded to the newly created Farmington Community Association. Governed by an elected board of directors, the center is certified on the National Registry of Historic Places and hosts education and recreation programs, along with four venues for event rental. T

he Nature Park, Davie Disc Golf Course, walking circuit, and playground are open daily at no cost to visitors.

Funding partners oinclude the Davie Community Foundation, Davie County Recreation & Parks, Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie Tourism, Mocksville Tourism Development, and the Bermuda Run Tourism Development Authority.

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