ROCKINGHAM – The monthly meeting of the Rockingham Downtown Corporation was held Tuesday, September 19 at noon, with 10 members in attendance. The meeting was opened by Susan Kelly and the invocation was given by J.A. Bolton.
The purpose of RDC’s monthly meetings is to promote business, foot traffic and events in downtown Rockingham. The corporation encourages anyone interested in the betterment of these elements attend the meetings and join in RDC’s mission.
This month, the group discussed an upcoming event called “Affair on the Square,” which is set for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The downtown Rockingham event is set to begin at 4 p.m., and is aimed at getting local folks downtown to enjoy a night out. It will feature the Dark Horse Band, eating at local restaurants and visiting the many vendors stationed along Main Street. For more information on becoming a vendor at the event, or questions regarding the evening’s lineup, please contact Sharon Nichols at email@example.com.
Also discussed during the September meeting was the second V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 4203 Veterans Day parade. Last year’s parade was a great success, but this year the organizers hope to top 2016 with more floats and participants.
Starting at 1 p.m., the parade will line up Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Department of Social Services parking lot (located at 125 Caroline Street). The parade will begin at 3 p.m. and make its way through the streets of downtown Rockingham.
This parade will celebrate and honor the courageous service and sacrifice of the men and women veterans that have served our country. More transportation and floats are needed to carry veterans along the parade route. Local veterans wanting to join the parade can meet at the D.S.S. parking lot at 1 p.m. Interested parties wanting to sponsor a float, provide one, or have any questions about the parade, can contact Robin Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas on the Square, Rockingham’s annual holiday celebration, will be coming to downtown in December. More vendors and volunteers are always needed for this great event. Please contact Carolyn Ford at 910-895-9088 for more info.
The next RDC meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Hudson Brothers. The public is welcomed to come if they have any interest in supporting beautiful downtown Rockingham.