Message From the Mayor

Mayor WardWelcome to the third monthly edition of Message From the Mayor—where I, as Mayor, keep you informed on issues of interest to the community.

I hope you have enjoyed the nice summer we have had. For the most part, we have been blessed with fair weather, making possible all the great outdoor activities Denton is known for.

Summer Not Over Yet
As vacations come to an end and kids return to school, I am reminded that fall is only a few weeks away. Even so, let it never be said that Denton ends a summer early. There are still plenty of warm days and sunshine ahead, and plenty of events taking place around town.

Here’s a list of upcoming events the whole family can enjoy in the weeks ahead:


August 25th
What: Fun Day with Heroes
When: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bombay Park

Come out and meet the emergency service workers who work around the clock to keep us safe. There will be a water battle, so bring the kids and dress accordingly! Water balloons and water blasters will be provided. See the poster on the town website Home page for more information.

And a little later on that evening...
What: Movie in the Park
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Harrison Park

Rascal Rebel Rabbit. Free popcorn and snow cones will be provided.

September 8th
What: Denton Street Festival
When: 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown

Local Talent, lots of vendors, activities for the children, and Eric and The Chilltones on the Evelyn Gallimore Stage at Harrison Park. The Denton Street Festival—part of what makes Denton one of the best small towns in the south. You don’t want to miss it!

September 11th
What: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Harrison Park

Come out and join us as we remember the victims of 9/11.

September 18th
What: Fall Litter Sweep
Where: Meet at Harrison Park
When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

We need volunteers to pick up litter. So come on out and help us keep our town looking beautiful.

A Few Reminders
I would be remiss if I did not remind everyone to take extra care when driving in the mornings and afternoon. With school back in session, we need to all watch out for school busses (remember—NO PASSING!), to slow down in school zones, and to watch for children walking to and from school.

Get Involved
Finally, let me remind you to get involved with the town community. The Board of Commissioners meets the 1st and 3rd Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. Town Hall. I encourage all town citizens to attend the meetings to be informed of town business. At each meeting there is time for public comment in order to voice any concerns or share information with the Board. It’s your town, and we need your voice and opinions.

For more information you may visit our town website, or call Town hall 336-859-4231.

I hope to see you at some of the events we mentioned.

Till next time, God bless and have a great month!

Mayor Larry Ward

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201 W. Salisbury Sreet, Denton, NC 27239
Phone:  336-859-4231