This Weekend in Stanly County
By Bridget Huckabee
There’s always something going on in Stanly County, even in the quiet winter months after our many holiday events are a memory. Cruise-ins and art shows vie with shopping at the many small shops that grace our small community main streets. Dances at the Senior Center vie with a race to the top of Morrow Mountain, aptly named the Idiots Run. Trips to our local vineyards to taste last year’s vintage are a must after a round of golf on one of the county’s fine courses.
There’s more, but March is here, that nip in the air has softened, birds have changed their tune and days are longer. We’ll soon be busy making choices between festivals, farmer’s markets, tractor pulls, outdoor movies, boating, fishing, and dancing under the stars.
Right now the choice is easy: start your weekend with a special treat. The Uwharrie Players present The Fantasticks on Friday, and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday at 2:30 pm. The show will be at Dennis Vineyards on the Endy Road. The Uwharrie Players, Inc., has been the community theater organization of Stanly County for over thirty-five years and has presented over 100 plays. At least 1,200 people have been involved in these shows, and over 57,000 people have paid to watch them. Shows have included favorites like Oklahoma, The Miracle Worker, On Golden Pond, Steel Magnolias, and a High Country Christmas. Don’t miss this fine performance of The Fantasticks by a group of talented locals.
For a change of pace on Saturday, attend some of the Pfeiffer sports events on the Pfeiffer campus. At 12 pm the Pfeiffer Ladies Lacrosse team takes on Grand Valley State. At 2 pm the Pfeiffer Men’s and Ladies Tennis teams take on Erskine. At 2:30 pm, the Pfeiffer Men’s Lacrosse team takes on Florida Southern.
Down at the beautiful Fork Farm and Stables in Norwood, a different event will take place this Saturday. The Fork will host a Shoot for the North Carolina Youth Foundation. The goal of the Foundation is to provide and educate 7th – 12th grade youths with an opportunity to learn about and enjoy shooting sports with an emphasis on safety, discipline and respect. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and eye and ear protection is required. Adults are welcome to shoot at the 12-Station sporting clays course while the children shoot.
The first day of Spring is not until March 20, 2012, but we’ll be ready here in Stanly County with lots of fun events and with more to come throughout the summer.