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Roy’s Folks at Vade Mecum

From Chad Tucker – Stokes County was once known for it’s many healing springs and the grand hotels that sprung up around them. Today the postcard collection of one of Roy’s Folks, Steve Shelton, is helping document this rich history. #StokesCounty The Vade Mecum facility is open to the public the first weekend of each month by the Friends of…
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Students research and visit local historical sites

From The Stokes News: https://www.thestokesnews.com/news/local-news-1/10191 South Stokes teacher Sheila Patterson wanted her students to learn more about local history, and not just from a textbook. “This is the first year I’ve done this,” the veteran teacher said. “It was a culminating project for my Advancement Placement US History kids. After they take the AP test in May, I usually have them…
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Master Plan for Vade Mecum

The Park Advisory Council met last night at HARO and Robin invited a handful of Save Sertoma folks and invested stakeholders. to listen to OBS Landscape Architects discuss how they are going to create a master plan for Vade Mecum and Moore’s Springs. It is important to note that the state division of parks has asked for this study/master plan.…
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Work continues on opening Vade Mecum

Despite setbacks, plans in the works to increase public access By: Nicholas Elmes May 2, 2015 Despite a lack of state funding and a continuing discovery of new issues, Hanging Rock State Park and the Friends of Sauratown Mountains (FSM) are working to get parts of the Vade Mecum property open to the public. Park Superintendent Robin Riddlebarger said they…
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Almost There!

We have almost won the fight to Save Sertoma!  For those not checking the Facebook page, here is the latest update: “Sen. Shirley Randleman, our ever-vigilant senator, emailed this morning that we _should_ find out today when the governor will sign the bill that will transfer Vade Mecum-Cheshire Hall-Moore’s Springs to the State Park System.The signing is presently not showing…
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Holding Our Breath

It seems like we are holding our breath, waiting to hear if SB744 has passed. Luckily we have good news from Nick Elmes of the Stokes News: Sertoma supporters anxious for state budget – Randleman, Holloway say budget will pass By Nicholas Elmes nelmes@civitasmedia.com The growing budget battle in Raleigh has made some local supporters of Camp Sertoma nervous that clashes…
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NC Senate Bill 744

Jesse Moore on the Save Sertoma Facebook page says: County Commissioner Ronda Jones just sent me an email with a copy of N.C. Senate Bill 744 and said this:“Of course, there is always a possibility that something will happen at the last minute, but I feel 99.99% sure, right now, that this will pass the House. The other commissioners and…
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Face Palm

Stokes News has a front page article about Camp Sertoma in the Thursday January 16 issue entitled, “Attempt to Save Camp Sertoma Stalls“. Editor Nicholas Eames managed to distill a complicated set of issues into a tightly-written, succinct article. The piece says the County Manager did not receive any responses to the County’s Request for Information by the deadline, January 15.…
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Save Sertoma featured on Fox 8

Chad Tucker interviewed a number of members of the Save Sertoma group this past Monday at Singletree Inn Gun and Plough. STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — County leaders say they are working to get a one year moratorium on the closure of Camp Sertoma. The popular camp and conference center, owned by North Carolina State, is one of four scheduled to…
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