Monday, 30 December 2019 17:25

LETTER: Thanks for supporting Norman

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To the editor:

My time is up for being the mayor of Norman and l wanted to give thanks to all who supported our town.

Starting Norman Fest was the best thing that happened for me; our town got noticed more and l hope the Fest will continue.

l also started the Memorial Day Celebration for our veterans and the Music Jamboree in the spring. 

Things come and go but l hope for continuation; we will have to wait and see.

The other thing was our Dollar Store. l'm hoping that our senator, Tommy Mclnnis, and our county commissioners will somehow get us one. 

People from Montgomery and Moore counties have told me they would support this store; their tax dollars, along with ours, would benefit our county — several thousand people throughout a 5-mile radius of our town. Think about it.

In the beginning, I always wanted to try to keep the festival with a personal touch. Twelve-year-old Taylor Stewart was diagnosed with cancer around our first festival and all the people throughout Richmond County supported around her with other benefits.

Also, we lost Mike Collins, owner of the Norman General Store, Polly Mcleod, Brenda Mcleod, Myrtle Hogan and Janet Hogan — basically Norman residents who were supporters. 

Going back to the first Norman Fest, Ellerbe Telephone came on board and sponsored the entertainment and continued until they sold to Riverstreet Networks, who also is a major sponsor, along with Richmond County Tourism, Pee Dee Electric, Sugg Logging, Griffin Nissan, BB&T, Montgomery Insurance and the two newspapers.

l also want to give thanks to Bluegrass Farm, Jack's Supply, Passin' Time Farm, Sen. Tom Mclnnis, Triple L Farms, 811-Call before you Dig, D&D Duck Farm, Bynum Peach Farm, Ellerbe Heat & Air, The Funnel Cake Guy, AMVETS, Matt's Stop N Shop, Coletrane Signs, Allen Brothers Timber Co., WAYN-AM 900, 102.5-FM Uwharrie Mountain Radio,G104-FM Christian Radio, Witherspoon Heating and Cooling,Champion Ford and WLWL-AM 770.

There have been other sponsors throughout the 10 years with these events and l want to thank you all.

Thanks to our county commissioners and the Town of Norman for the donations and everyone who bought raffle tickets to get our stage built four years ago,hoping Tourism and others can use it in the future. (It’s) something to be very proud of.

Also the entertainment, the vendors, Woodpecker Products, helicopter rides, the food vendors, craft vendors, to the volunteers who help, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the people who support, all you made these events, l just started them, so l thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Kenneth Broadway


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