VIDEO: Weekend events kick off summer in Elkin


By Beanie Taylor - beanietaylor@elkintribune.com



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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Tom Metz greets WWII veteran Fred Norman Sr. after the 2017 VFW Memorial Day ceremony at Elkin Municipal Park.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Summer officially starts in Elkin with Memorial Day weekend activities.

On Saturday, Cruise Downtown Elkin will begin its season pairing classic cars with cool tunes at the newly opened Reeves Theater.

Cruise-ins will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until 8 when live music will be available at the theater.

Classic cars in a variety of decades and classes can be viewed on Main Street in downtown Elkin on the fourth Saturday of each month throughout the summer and into the fall.

September is an exception with accommodations being made for the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival moving the Cruise-in to Sept. 21.

Registration for participants will be at the Rock Façade Park on West Main Street.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CruiseDowntownElkin/.

The Elkin Municipal Pool will open on Monday.

From Monday through Friday, the pool will be open to the general public for swimming from noon to 5 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. with no evening swim on Fridays. On Saturdays, the public swim session will last from noon to 5 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Guests may visit the pool to swim laps during the week from 11:30 a.m. to noon and again from 5 to 5:30 p.m. with additional lap swims available from 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Saturday, the pool offers lap swimming from 11 a.m. until noon.

Summer passes or daily passes may be purchased with cost depending on residency.

The town pool is also available for private parties at a rate of $120 for residents and $150 for non-residents for a group of 50 of less. Times set aside for private parties are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Fridays as well as 5 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information on the Elkin Municipal Pool, including how to purchase passes and sign up for swim lessons, call Elkin Recreational Center at 336-794-6478 #1 or go to elkin.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=5704.

Initiated as a day to pay respects to those who have given their lives in military service, Memorial Day marks more than the beginning of summer.

At 10 a.m. on Monday at the Elkin Municipal Park, the Captain Mark Garner Post 7794 Veterans of Foreign Wars welcomes everyone to join them in honoring the area’s fallen veterans.

Featured speaker Retired Brigadier Gen. James R. Gorham served as director of Special Projects for the N.C. Department of Public Safety in addition to The Special Assistant to the Secretary of Public Safety, executive officer for the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice and commissioner of Juvenile Justice.

With three years of active duty in the U.S. Army within a 38-year career of military service, Gorham serves the St. Peter’s Church & World Outreach Center in Winston-Salem as an ordained minister.

Complementing the retired general will be the Elkin JROTC presenting the colors and the Elkin High School Chorus.

Seating will be limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

For more information, contact Sam Bishop at 336-366-9751 or email at samdbishop1@gmail.com.

Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Tom Metz greets WWII veteran Fred Norman Sr. after the 2017 VFW Memorial Day ceremony at Elkin Municipal Park.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_DSC01359-1.jpgRetired Army Lt. Gen. Tom Metz greets WWII veteran Fred Norman Sr. after the 2017 VFW Memorial Day ceremony at Elkin Municipal Park. Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

By Beanie Taylor

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