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Rural culture, rural politics

Our No Fracking in Stokes organization, which has been very successful in focusing attention on the dangers of fracking, had a picnic Saturday for our active supporters. We did it in the style of an old-fashioned church picnic. Church picnics aren’t as common as they used to be, I think, but people around here sure remember how to do it. We also invited local politicians and local musicians.

Ric Marshall, who is running the the North Carolina Senate

Nelson Cole, who is running for the N.C. House of Representatives

Davis Chapel, built in 1922, is no longer used as a church. It’s a historic site that has been restored and remains in use for community events. Stokes County doesn’t have a lot of jobs, and it doesn’t have a lot of money. But when it comes to culture, we are extravagantly rich.


  1. Denise Burkle wrote:

    We’re looking for an intimate wedding ceremony site on 02/02/2018 for 20 guests. Could we possibly use this amazing space?
    May I please request more information too?
    Thank you for your time!!

    Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    Try getting in touch with the Stokes County Historical Society. I believe they manage Davis Chapel.

    Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

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