A Big Celebration!
This past Saturday (October 16, 2010), Casanova’s Coffees & Fudge hosted a party in honor of Lewisville Roller Mills’ 100th Anniversary. The mill was built in 1910 by J. P. Sprinkle and was purchased by my grandfather, Fielden H. Jennings, Sr., in 1925. (An extensive photo history of the mill and the Jennings family can be found at Lewisville Roller Mills – One Family’s Story. The plural usage of the word “Mills” in the name “Lewisville Roller Mills” is also explained.)
Fun, Food, Music & More
With the backdrop of a beautiful fall day, the mill’s big 100th birthday bash ran from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. at the site of Casanova’s Coffees & Fudge on the western end of the old mill building. The celebration also served as an opportunity to donate books and money to the Lewisville Library. In fact, three “gently used” books could be swapped for a FREE 1/4 lb. of chocolate fudge. What a delicious deal!
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Exceptional Fun for Everyone
Rick Hubbard invented the word, “kazoobie,” to describe the type of family entertainment that he’s been providing for more than a decade. Rick says that “kazoobie” means “exceptional, fun and involving everyone.” And that’s exactly what occurred last Friday evening (August 14, 2009) on the Starlight Movie Nite at Shallowford Square in Lewisville.
Preceding the evening movie, The Kazoobie Kazoo Show — Rick Hubbard’s one-man band — kicked off the evening with a steady stream of entertaining moments. Kids and adults joined Rick on stage at the pavilion for what Rick describes as “K-A-O-S” — that is, “Kids Appearing On Stage” and “Kool Adults On Stage.”
For more than an hour, Rick performed non-stop on his electric guitar, banjo, steel drum and, of course, his signature kazoo. From the smallest of children to some very “kool” adults, there was plenty of energetic dancing, singing, shaking and bubble blowing. Everyone had fun at The Kazoobie Kazoo Show!
Starlight Movie Nite
Following The Kazoobie Kazoo Show, the movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, played at Shallowford Square. The Town of Lewisville will present its final movie of the season, Evan Almighty (PG), on Friday, September 25. (Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be available.)
You’ve got to see some of the crazy moments from Rick Hubbard’s Kazoobie Kazoo Show! I think the photos say it all: It was an exceptionally fun time for everyone! The photos are located in the Madagascar/Kazoobie Kazoo photo gallery.
Music at the Square
Singer-songwriter Tammie Davis and her band rolled into the Town of Lewisville, North Carolina last Saturday evening (August 8, 2009) for the town’s second Music Under the Stars summer concert. Originally from Lincolnton, North Carolina, Tammie now lives in Clemmons with her husband Mike.
For nearly two hours, Tammie and her band filled Shallowford Square with some sweet and sassy music that included Country, Southern Rock, and Americana selections.
During the band’s intermission, 12-year-old CiCi Jansen from Charlotte belted out a few of her “new Country” favorites to an appreciative audience. CiCi has been winning music competitions lately, and she especially likes the music of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.
To learn more about the talented Tammie Davis and CiCi Jansen, be sure to visit their respective websites:
If you’d like to see a few more photos of Tammie Davis, her band, and Cici Jansen taken during Saturday’s concert — as well as a few shots of the friendly audience — head on over to the Tammie Davis photo gallery.
And … feel free to leave a Comment for these very talented gals.
Small Town, Big Celebration
Lewisville may be a small town, but we sure know how to celebrate the Fourth of July. The ingredients are simple: good music, a lawn chair or blanket, some good eats, and people who enjoy being with each other. Oh, and spectacular fireworks, too!
This year’s big Fourth of July Celebration in Shallowford Square featured The DownTown Band playing non-stop under the pavilion till the last blast of the fireworks later in the evening. The band’s range of pop and southern and classic rock offered something for almost everyone.
As the evening wore on, the crowd had grown until it seemed that Shallowford Square could hold no more. Yet the celebration wasn’t limited to the Square. Folks had gathered all along the main thoroughfare through Lewisville and along nearby side streets to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends.
At some point during the fireworks display, the band performed Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” The song reminded me of the privilege we have to gather freely, to celebrate the foundations of our country — and even to have fun on the Fourth of July.
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