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• Uwharrie Outdoor Festival • TroyFest - Annual 4th of July Celebration • Denson’s Creek Golf Course • Montgomery County Farmers’ Market • Movies on Main • Concerts at the TownStage Amphitheater • and much more! Visit our website for a list of events, restaurants, shops, recreational activities, festivals and more! www.troy.nc.us

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Town History Like the rest of Montgomery County, what eventually became the town of Troy was settled by Scottish immigrants. Following the burning of the county courthouse at Lawrenceville in 1843, Angus McCaskill donated 50 acres of land for “the building of a Courthouse and layout out of the Town of Troy,” in what was previously known as “West’s Old Field.” County records were moved to the new county seat in 1846. The source of the town’s name is disputed by historians, with some crediting the name to emminent attorney John B. Troy, others to popular State Solicitor Alexander Troy. The town was originally incorporated by an Act of the State Legislature in 1852 with subsequent incorporations and amendments in later years. The town government operates today under the town manager/town council form of government from a modern town hall in the center of downtown. Early records show a population of 130 persons in 1884, with population growing rapidly at the turn of the century to nearly 900 people. The coming of the Asheboro and Aberdeen Railway and founding of Smitherman Cotton Mills in 1895 played a role in that growth. The 1920s brought more growth and change, with the construction of a town water and sewer system and street paving in the early 20s. That street pav-


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ing led to the legend that Troy’s streets were paved with gold. Sharp-eyed citizens were said to find gold nuggets in the fill dirt hauled in from the thriving gold mining operations in the Eldorado section of the county, northwest of the town. Troy has remained the county seat of Montgomery County since the 1800s. In addition to the courthouse and county administration, Troy is home to many services used by residents from throughout the county and beyond, including a public library, FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital, Montgomery Community College, N.C.Cooperative Extension Service, recreation facilities, the historic Roller Mill Museum, Peabody Museum, a seasonal farmers market, and more. The town has seen its success rise and fall through boom times, depression and recessions. Today, it is home to a diverse population of approximately 3,500 people. A variety of shops and restaurants fill its historic downtown buildings along brick paved sidewalks with comfortable benches and decorative street lighting, while more stores, restaurants and service businesses draw customers along the busy state highway that bisects the town. Some information taken from Montgomery County Heritage volumes, published by the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Town Information Town of Troy Phone: (910) 572-3661 Mayor Sherri Allgood Board of Commissioners Bruce Hamilton Wallace Jones Angela Elkins Kayren Brantley Damon Prince

Town Staff Greg Zephir, Town Manager Cathy Maness, Clerk James Atkins, Police Chief Joe Huntley, Fire Chief Benny Dennis, Public Works Director Theresa Thomas, Senior Center and Recreation Director Darrell Burrow, Golf Course Manager

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Schools serving Troy

Students living in Troy are assigned one of several different public schools in the Montgomery County Schools system, depending on grade level. For additional school information, contact:

Montgomery County Schools

441 Page Street Troy NC 27371 Phone (910- 576-6511 Superintendent Dr. Dale Ellis

Troy Elementary School (Grades Pre-K – 2) 310 N. Russell Street Troy NC 27371 Phone 910-576-3651

Page Street Elementary School (Grades 3 – 5) 897 Page Street Troy, NC 27371 Phone (910) 576-1307

West Middle School

(Grades 6 – 8) 129 NC Highway 109 South Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 Phone (910) 572-9378

West Montgomery High School (Grades 9 – 12) 147 Warrior Drive Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 Phone (910) 439-6191 6

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Montgomery County Career and Technical Education Center 770 Glenn Road Troy, NC 27371 (910) 576-6511

Montgomery Learning Academy 310 South Main Street Troy, NC 27371

Montgomery Early College

(Grades 9-12) Montgomery Community College campus In addition, Troy is home to two private Protestant church affiliated schools.

Family Worship Ministries Christian Academy (Grades Pre-K – 12) 401 Troy Candor Road Troy, NC 27371 Phone (910) 576-1617

Wescare Christian Academy (Grades Pre-K – 12) 1368 N.C. Highway 134 N. Troy, NC 27371 Phone (910) 572-2270

Blaze Your Trail www.montgomery.edu 910-898-9600 1011 Page Street l Troy, NC 27371 Try Troy 2020 7


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Judy Stevens, Greg Stevens and Jack Cagle enjoy the music during a concert at Troy TownStage.

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Band of Oz Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

The Embers Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm Local Talent Night Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 7 pm

Liquid Pleasure Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Blackwater Band Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm Legacy Motown Review Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 7 pm

Jim Quick & Coastline Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 7 pm

Backline at TroyFest Saturday, June 27, 2020 @ 11 am The Embers at TroyFest Saturday, June 27, 2020 @ 6 pm

Brew, Que and Music Review

Acoustic Reserve Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 1 p.m. Jim Quick & Coastline Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

Salute to Veterans Concert

The Cat-5 Band Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

Movies on Main

Beginning Friday, June 19, 2020, a family friendly movie will be shown one Friday night per month during the months of June, July and August. Movies will begin at 8:30. All concert events will feature local food trucks and craft beer vendors. Keep up with all scheduled events by visiting TownStage.Online or in the weekly Montgomery Herald newspaper. All public events are free admission. 10

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When visiting Troy, an area that is a must see is the historic downtown area. Nestled among the Uwharrie Mountains, several businesses have staked their claim to the restoration efforts in Troy. One of those businesses is Uwharrie Mercantile. Dana and Ray Dawson opened Uwharrie Mercantile, affectionately called the Mercantile by locals, on August 31, 2017. Their dream of having a business in the Old Troy Hotel had finally come to fruition. Today, it is a place for all ages to gather and enjoy a variety of lattes, cappucinos and smoothies, or a good ol’ Cup O’ Joe. Also offered is a lunch menu and fresh, locally made cakes and baked goods. Visit www.UwharrieMercantile. com for the full menu and visit them on Facebook @uwharriemercantile to see their Brew of the Day and the many events being held at their location throughout the year. Better yet, when you happen to be strolling Main Street or driving through, stop by, grab a coffee and experience everything that makes Uwharrie Mercantile a destination. A Place to Gather. A Place to Celebrate. A Place to Create. A Place to Love.

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Town Events

MontgomeryHerald.com for a list of upcoming shows.

Montgomery County Farmers’ Market is in town every Thursday from April until October (hours TBD). Located in the Hotel Troy Parking Lot, the mission of the Farmers’ Market is to provide local food to Montgomery County residents. With local produce, jellies, eggs, meat, arts, crafts and cooking demonstrations, the Market is a perfect snapshot of what Montgomery County has to offer. For more information on becoming a member of the Farmers’ Market, contact Debbie Malarz (dlmalarz@ ncsu.edu).

The Town of Troy hosts an annual family-friendly summer film series from June through August at Troy TownStage Amphitheater. Movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. one Friday night per month. Visit TownStage.Online or 12

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35th Annual TroyFest

TroyFest is the annual Independence Day celebration in Downtown Troy. In its thirty-fifth year, TroyFest has evolved into a large-scale festival with events from 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Each year, the festival is kicked off by a parade featuring Sir Purr, The Top Cats and the PurrCussion Band; elected officials; classic cars; dozens of vintage tractors; and floats from a variety local organizations. At 11 a.m., the street festival begins. Featuring food trucks, craft vendors, a Kid Zone, and live music, TroyFest has something for every member of your family. Don’t forget to cool down from the heat in the water spray provided by the Town of Troy Fire Department. The grand finale is a dazzling fireworks show at Lowe Warner Park, with evening festivities beginning at 6 p.m. in the park. In addition, The

Town Board of Commissioners gives away free ice cream to all TroyFest attendants at the start of the evening. This year’s event will take place on June 27, 2020. Contact Greg Zephir, Troy Town Manager (troymanager@ troy.nc.us), for a vendor application or for more information.

Halloween experience in Downtown Troy. Whether you are participating as a trick-or-treater, or you want to bring your car and pass out candy, Trunk-or- Treat is a fun event for the whole family. After you have gotten your candy from Trunkor-Treat there is still plenty of time to go Trick-or-Treating in Troy.

Each year, the Town of Troy hosts a Trunk-or-Treat event on Halloween (Oct. 31) from 5:30-7:30. This event was designed to allow residents of Troy and Montgomery County to have a fun, safe

The Town of Troy will kick off the Uwharrie Outdoor Festival with the

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Brew, Que and Music Review festival. The event will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 in downtown Troy and will feature the annual Bigfoot BBQ Cook-Off contest. Concerts will be scheduled at TownStage Amphitheater and vendors, food trucks and craft beer trucks will be on site to provide food, drinks and local items for purchase. If you are interested in more information about the Uwharrie Outdoor Festival, please contact Greg Zephir, Troy Town Manager (troymanager@troy.nc.us)

Attorney at Law

115 Courthouse Square Troy, NC 27371

910-576-0630 Fax: 888-882-2076


The Montgomery County Veterans Council hosts the annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November

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7, 2020 at 11 a.m.. The parade features classic cars and tractors, a flyover and firetrucks from every fire station in Montgomery County. The parade honors all Montgomery County veterans with a tremendous show of support not only from banners and floats, but also from the crowd. In addition to the parade, there is a military display in Town Hall, which showcases some of the memorabilia of our Montgomery County veterans from uniforms and medals to pictures and supplies. A “Salute to Veterans” kickoff concert will be played at TownStage Amphitheater Friday, November 6, 2020 at 7 p.m. The Cat-5 Band will be performing.

together to kick off the holiday season. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with a couple elves, will be located in Ms. Ada’s Walkway to hear Christmas wishes from all the children and are available for pictures with children and families. Local service clubs provide free hot chocolate, snacks and candy to the visitors. Do not forget to get your free raffle tickets! Children can enter the raffle to win a free bike, and adults may enter to win one of a myriad of gifts including small appliances, gift cards, or even Christmas décor. The Christmas Tree Lighting is a great opportunity to celebrate the holiday cheer with friends and family and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Visit the downtown shops and restaurants as they stay open late for this special occasion. If you’re hungry, grab a bite at a food truck or get some cotton candy on a light-up stick! The Christmas magic begins Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m.! For more information call Town Hall at (910) 576-3661.

Christmas Fellowship Dinner

Each year, the Town of Troy Christmas Tree Lighting is held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This event is a time for family, fun and fellowship, where Town residents and visitors can come

“No One Should Be Alone At Christmas” is the slogan that began the annual Christmas Fellowship Dinner that is held every year on Christmas Day at Troy/Montgomery Senior Center. A great dinner of turkey, dressing and all the “fixings” is served to everyone attending. This dinner is for anyone who is alone or lonely on Christmas Day. Thanks to the generous donations by area businesses for the food, treat bags that are given to all attendees and the many door prizes that are given out to add to the fun! Try Troy 2020 15

Parks and Trails The Town of Troy provides a variety of recreational locations and opportunities for residents and visitors alike. From our seven parks to our 7.5-mile nature trail, Troy provides a number of activities, not only for the avid sportsman, but also for children and families. At the Roy J. Maness Nature Preserve, you can fish or even take a casual stroll around our pond. We encourage you to try our nine-hole disc golf course or to attend a tournament at one of our seven baseball and softball fields. Or to attend a movie or concert at the Troy TownStage & Amphitheater, located in Capel Centennial Park. Each park has its own distinct character, and is built to serve a diverse population. PEABODY PARK, located at the intersection of Rush Avenue and S. Elm Street, is home to the Town of Troy softball facilities, which includes three fields, pitching stations and batting cages. This facility also includes two outdoor basketball courts. BLAIR PARK is ideal for families with young children or those wishing to have a picnic in our downtown area. Located at the intersection of Bruton and North Pearl Streets, Blair Park features playground equipment, sandboxes, park benches and shaded picnic tables. CAPEL CENTENNIAL PARK was renamed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Capel Rugs, America’s oldest rug manufacturer. Located on Smitherman Street, near historic downtown Troy 16

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Centennial Park is home to the Town of Troy baseball facilities. In addition to the two baseball fields and two batting cages, Capel Centennial Park is the home of Troy TownStage & Amphitheater. LOWE WARNER PARK, named for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Henry F. Lowe Warner, is home to the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center and the Lowe Warner Baseball Field. The park is also equipped with tennis courts, a volleyball court, a horse-shoe complex, a nine-hole disc golf course, walking trail and playground. The picnic facilities can be reserved. ROY J. MANESS NATURE PRESERVE serves as the northern trailhead for the Town of Troy Nature Trail, which meanders south toward Glenn Road through 7.5 miles of beautiful forest and along the banks of Little River. At the Nature Preserve, visitors can fish, picnic, hike, bike or camp.

access to the range and practice Densons Creek Complex Densons Creek Golf Course areas. There is no initiation fee. With opened in May of 2009. Previously the course had been Montgomery County Golf Course. The course was originally nine holes, with an additional nine holes being added later. Today, Densons Creek is an 18-hole Championship Course. Densons Creek is a municipal golf course owned by the Town of Troy. It is a public course, but offers memberships to both county and out-of-county residents. The Phil McCriston-design course features 6,550 yards of golf from the longer tees for a par 72. The course rating is 71.7, and it has a slope of 124.


Membership is now all-inclusive. Your $150 a month now includes cart fees, green fees and unlimited

a membership, you only pay cart fees for each round paid. Also included with the membership are swimming pool privileges, reciprocals with other clubs, members room, special lesson rates, pro shop discounts, and free use of the Montgomery Room once per year.

Town of Troy pool

The pool is open to the public from Memorial Day until Labor Day and is available for rentals. The pool is also utilized by the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center as an exercise facility, where it regularly holds water aerobics during the summer months. For rental information, contact the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center (910.572.4464).

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Town of Troy

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1. Drew’s Gas and Go 2. Troy Town Hall 3. Toni Fish Realy 4. Twilight Bark 5. Uwharrie Mercantile 6. FirstHealth


Montgomery Memorial Hospital

7. Montgomery Community College 8. Pugh Funeral Home 9. Troy Flower & Gift Shop 10. Montgomery Farm & Garden 11. Steve’s Auto 12. Bumgarner Family Funeral 13. Republic Services


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14. Lemons Backhoe 15. Densons Creek

Golf Course & Troy Swimming Pool

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Town Services The Town of Troy provides the following public services. For additional information on all town services, residents may call the town hall at 910572-3661.

Public Works:

Troy’s Public Works Department provides a wide range of services for our citizens and businesses. The Department is responsible for servicing many miles of water and sewer lines, maintenance and repair of Troy’s streets and sidewalks, and providing yard and household waste pickup. Our crew works hard to ensure our community is both visually pleasing as well as ensuring are services remain reliable and efficient. Water and Sewer: One of the most vital services the Public Works Department provides for the community is the management and maintenance of our water and sewer system. The Town of Troy purchases water from Montgomery County and maintains the system throughout the town. The town also operates a state of the art wastewater treatment plant that uses an ultra violet system to treat the collected water. The town works closely with residents to monitor usage and assist in water leak detection and also makes continuous improvements to the treatment plant to ensure we have available capacity to handle growth and development. Trash: The town contracts for collection of household waste through Republic Services. Household waste is collected every Friday. Each residence is provided a receptacle and customers have the 20

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option to purchase additional receptacles if necessary. The town also encourages recycling via a large collection bin behind town hall where residents may deposit paper, cardboard, glass, tin and steel cans and certain plastics. Loose-leaf pick-up: Collected weekly from October through April 1. Residents may place leaves curbside on Monday and our crew will work throughout the week to collect. Leaves should be separated from limbs and limbs should be cut to no longer than 6-feet long, 3-inches wide. Bulk items: Call to schedule pick-up. The town does not collect construction material, carpet, tires, batteries or paint. Those items must be brought to the landfill. Street Maintenance: Public Works crew also performs street maintenance to include street and sidewalk repairs as well snow and hazard removal. Fire: Troy is served by an outstanding volunteer fire department funded by the Town and Montgomery County. The fire station, at 610 North Main Street, is home to the first organized fire department in the county. The Troy Volunteer Fire Department responds to calls within a five-mile radius of the station that includes areas well beyond the town limits. The firefighters work and train constantly to maintain a good Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating that affects local homeowners’ insurance rates. To find out more about the Troy Fire

Department, contact the fire chief at 910-572-3661. The Town of Troy is also actively recruiting more volunteer firefighters. Police: Troy Police Department, located at 120 Broughton Street, currently has 11 full-time and three parttime officers involved in all aspects of law enforcement. Community policing initiatives are an integral part of dayto-day operations. With the advantages of state of the art equipment and many grant-funded programs, Troy is home to one of the best police departments in the state. Non-emergency calls may be directed to 910-576-8151. In an emergency dial 911 for immediate assistance.

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Senior Center

The Troy-Montgomery Senior Center was erected in 1986, and has grown from a small program with a volunteer director, to a thriving community center within Montgomery County. Today, the Center employs a full-time director and staff whose goal is to enhance the lives of every senior adult in Montgomery County. The Troy-Montgomery Senior Center is a multipurpose facility where older adults in Montgomery County can come together to fulfill many of their social, physical and intellectual needs. At the Center, older adults have the opportunity to become more active than ever before. Health promotion, social activities, senior services & information, intergenerational programming, and volunteer opportunities—these are just some of the many activities/services open to older adults at the TroyMontgomery Senior Center. It is easy to become involved at the Center. If you are a resident of Montgomery County,


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North Carolina, aged 55 or older—or have a spouse aged 55 or older—you can come and be a part of all we have to offer! You can express your creative side with activities like painting and quilting, or you could get competitive with your peers at our corn hole tournaments, canasta games or by becoming active in the Senior Games! The opportunities are limitless and they are available today. Join us and enjoy all of the fun and fellowship we have to offer here at the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center.

Services and Activities

The Senior Center strives to offer free programs and services that will best meet the needs of older adults in Montgomery County regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, educational background or disability. These are some of the activities offered at the Senior Center or in partnership with other agencies: Health screenings Fitness & health promotion Tax preparation/ counseling Legal services General and medical transportation Support groups/classes

for caregivers Housing assistance Reverse mortgage counseling Home repair/ modification Home health services In-home aid services Medicaid benefits

Medicare Parts A&B Medicare Part D Social Security Benefits Job training/placement Congregate meals Home-delivered meals Adult daycare/day health Mental health Disaster preparedness Durable medical equipment/assistive devices Hospice care Long-term care facilities Ombudsman Rehabilitation services Report suspected abuse Neglect or exploitation Respite Senior Games Telephone assurance Lunch-and-learn Educational programs Canasta Bingo Cornhole Physical Address: 200 Park Road Troy, NC 27371 Phone: 910.572.4464 Email: Seniorcenter@troy.nc.us Seniorcenterinfo@troy. nc.us

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Troy Flower & Gift Shop

Troy Flower & Gift Shop was originally Griffin Florist, started by the Griffin family in 1927. It was purchased in 1965 by Mary King, mother of Rosemary Huntley, and was named King’s Florist. In 1972, Rosemary and Joe Huntley purchased and named it Troy Flower & Gift Shop, Inc. For 48 years, Rosemary and Joe have been the owners.

“It is truly a joy to be able to serve the citizens of Montgomery County. Thanks to all for continued business.”

- Rosemary & Joe Huntley

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Pets Welcome!

Tues - Fri: 10 am to 5:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

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“Beautiful Fresh Floral Arrangements, Unique Gifts & Collectibles For All Occasions” 120 Byrd Street, Troy 910-576-0951 “If you’re looking for a fun pet experience, The Twilight Bark in Troy is the place to be. Located right off Main Street, under Uwharrie Mercantile’s coffee shop, The Twilight Bark offers a variety of unique pet items, including dog and cat toys, treats, collars, leashes, grooming supplies and more. Of course, pets are welcome to come do their own shopping and get pampered by The Twilight Bark owner, Chappell Foley. Being Montgomery County’s first and only pet boutique, The Twilight Bark is more than just your average pet supplies store. They offer a oneon-one pet loving experience where your dog is treated like family. Each item sold in the store is hand selected for quality, durability, deliciousness and of course, fun factor. The custom dog treat bar allows your dog to sniff out something new to chew and Foley can help you find the perfect items meant specifically for your pup. Throughout the year, The Twilight Bark holds dog themed events that give you and your four legged friend a chance to get out and about in the community. There’s always something fun happening at The Twilight Bark for animal lovers.” The Twilight Bark 102 Smitherman Street Troy, NC 27371 Try Troy 2020 25

Civic Troy Rotary Club The Troy Rotary Club is composed of professional men and women who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing our local community and improving lives throughout the world. Established in the middle of the Great Depression, Dec. 21, 1936, Rotary became the county’s first service club. Membership is open to the entire county. Guided by the motto, “Service Above Self,” Troy Rotaries have joined with Rotary International to develop and support projects that seek to solve two of the world’s most critical problems – the education of polio and providing clean sources of water to underdeveloped countries. Locally Rotary has helped its members develop leadership and business skills that have led to service in county government, education, religion and charitable causes of every kind. Rotarians provided the leadership for the establishment of the local businesses, clubs and foundations. The annual Troy Rotary Club golf tournament has provided the necessary funding to support the following local projects: Boy Scouts of America, FirstHealth Montgomery Foundation, Communities in Schools, Montgomery Community College Scholarship,


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citizenship awards and scholarships at East and West Montgomery High Schools, providing every third-grade student in the Montgomery County Schools with his/her own dictionary, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program for pre-school children, Rotary Against Drugs (RAD) Speech Contest, and Trinity Music Academy. Troy Rotary has also partnered with other Rotary Clubs in District 7690 to support the Stop Hunger Now project by providing disaster relief through Shelter Boxes in the United States and the world. District 7690 sponsored the Triad Flight of Honor, which flew local Rotarians and local World War II veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. The last flight was in 2011. Two members of the club have previously served as District Governor, J. Spurgeon Edwards (1959-60) and Austin M. Garriss (1968-69). Larry W. Lassiter became District Governor for 2015-2016. Through his leadership, the Troy Rotary Club hosted a Rotary Group Study Exchange Team from Australia in 2010. To learn more about Rotary, go to www. rotary690.org. Visit us on Facebook @Troy. Rotary.NC or email us at TroyRotaryNC@ gmail.com.

Organizations Troy Woman’s Club The Troy Woman’s Club was organized in 1947 by noted area clubwoman Mrs. P.R. Rankin of Mt. Gilead. The club, which had 24 charter members, was meant to bring together women who are actively interested in the welfare of the community and who enjoy the fellowship of this association. For many years the club held an annual Antique Show & Sale and later a successful Tasting Affair, and continues to do fundraising for its community benefit projects, including an annual spring luncheon honoring elderly ladies in the community that continues today from the initial event in 1950. The club has sponsored citizenship and scholarship

awards to West Montgomery High School students annually and sponsored children’s activities at TroyFest. Club members have also enjoyed many trips over the years, including visits to New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Memphis, Williamsburg, Va., and Hershey, Pa. Club dues are $25 annually, and meetings are held the third Monday of each month from September through May at Uwharrie Mercantile in Troy. Additional information on member responsibilities and/or joining this organization are available by mailing Troy Women’s Club, c/o Rosemary Huntley, 120 Byrd Street, Troy NC 27371.

Members of Troy Woman’s Club after the club’s annual Reverse Raffle Scholar Scholarship Fundraiser event held February 17, 2020. Try Troy 2020 27

Troy Lions Club The Troy Lions Club, formed in 1947 through the sponsorship of the Biscoe Lions Club, is a proud part of the international organization of Lions Clubs, originally formed in 1917 with the mission to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions. Troy Lions Club started with 24 charter members and has had many dedicated

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members over the years including Joe Huntley Jr., 54 years; James Hurley and James Spivey, 50 years; and Jack Brown, Jimmy Preslar and Will Atkinson, over 40 years service. The club holds local fundraisers, including raffling a gun at Christmas and a TV at Troyfest. Road Blocks are held twice a year also (at stoplight cars are asked to donate change/dollars to the fund). These funds support the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina, as well as projects associated with the international Lions Club mission of preventing blindness, restoring eyesight and improving eye health throughout the world, such as White Cane, (canes, Braille and eyeglasses), and Camp Dogwood, helping to send visually impaired kids to camp, as well as local service projects. Each year children are referred to the Troy Lions Club from the schools, as well as adults referred from other organizations to help with eye exams, glasses and hearing aids as well as community service projects. Volunteers are always welcome to join the club and become a part of this service organization. Anyone interested in learning more about Troy Lions Club is invited to be a guest at monthly meetings or call (910) 576-3233 for more information. Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month.


Peabody Community Development Club, Inc. Peabody Community Development Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization opened on September 11,1999. The club is composed of members dedicated to preserving the history of the historical Peabody Academy and High School through promotion of opportunities in civic, cultural, recreational and economic activities. Meetings are held every third Monday at 6 p.m. in the Peabody Museum. Joining fee is $6 and $3 per month.

Peabody Community Development Club, Inc. operates the Peabody Museum. The museum houses numerous memorabilia from the Peabody Academy and High School and Peabody community. The museum welcomes contributions in the form of photos, artifacts, records, etc. to display throughout the museum. The museum is located in lower level of the historic Peabody Academy and is open to visitors every second Saturday, from 1 – 2 p.m. Admission is free.

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Troy Mothers Club The Troy Mothers Club was organized in September 1918, making it the oldest ladies’ civic organization in the town. The club originated, along with the Mt. Gilead Mothers’ Club, from a 1918 visit of a representative from the Twentieth Century Self-Culture Association. The association promoted a set of books called “Draper’s Self-Culture,” a popular self-study guide of the era that focused on strengthening the family through education, social proficiency and community programs. The charter

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membership, which is limited to 20, included teachers, pastors’ wives and homemakers. Quickly, the club adopted the constitution and by-laws as presented by the association and has been active ever since. For many years, the club’s main fundraiser was the annual sale of cookbooks. Recently, the collectible paper cookbooks were compiled to make a brand new publication of treasured community recipes. The Mothers Club has always been interested in and active in beautification projects such as landscaping, flower gardens and town cleanliness. The club focuses on education throughout the year with programs on current trends and issues. Members are very dedicated to community service in the form of helping others in need. Some of the services the club provides are meals, food items, household goods, travel and donations. Through the almost 100 years, the Troy Mothers Club has changed some … the $1 yearly membership has increased and the members no longer attend meetings in their white gloves and best hats. However, the foundation on which the club was established is still very evident and the purpose of the club remains the same – to strive for “mutual improvement of the members and general welfare of the community” For more information, phone (910) 5724116.


Child study club The Child Study Club of Troy had its beginnings 80 years ago, in late February 1934, when a group of local women met with Mrs. P.R. Rankin at the home of Mrs. Charlie Brown to talk about organizing a new woman’s club. A short time later, a meeting was held at the school building and the Child Study Club was born. The club immediately became a member of the N.C. Federation of Women’s clubs. Twelve members fulfilled the requisite for membership: “possession of a pre-school child.” Charter members included Mrs. Bertie Brown, Mrs. Ernest Boysworth, Mrs. O.R. Carrithers, Mrs. A. Leon Capel, Sr., Mrs. W.I. Farrell, Mrs. Eston Griffin, Mrs. Edgar Haywood, Mrs. D.B. Kelly, Mrs. M.M. Moscovetz, Mrs. Wistar Moore, Mrs. Howard Nance and Mrs. Kirk Thayer. The group chose Mrs. Eston Griffin as its first president. “Healthier, Happier Children” was the motto, blue and white the colors, and the forget-me-knot, the flower. In 1938, the club began sponsorship of the Girl Scouts in Troy. Many other projects followed including the following: tree sale, mobile book cart at the hospital, Christmas lighting contest, Troy library volunteers, school safety patrol, free preschool clinic, woman of the year program, summer recreation

project, and candy stripe program. The club established the scholarship for West Montgomery High School in 1965 and is continued to this day. Present club activities are sponsoring the exceptional education class at Troy Elementary for Christmas and Easter, preparing holiday gift bags for the Back Pack Pals, compiling the community calendar, volunteering for Meals on Wheels and participating in beautification projects. Also, community support from local businesses and citizens through fundraisers such as the community calendar and hamburger supper, has made possible yearly donations to the West Montgomery High School Scholarship, Council on Aging, Montgomery County Rescue Squad, Foster Children through Social Services, Troy Fire Department, Troy Elementary School, Page Street Elementary, West Middle School, Friends of the Library, Crisis Council, Trinity Music Academy, MCC Foundation, Communities in Schools, Partnership for Children and FirstHealth Montgomery Foundation. Meetings are held the second Thursday afternoon of each month, September through May, hosted by a club member. The club no longer belongs to the federation in order to provide more funds for local projects.

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Trinity Music Academy Although a small, rural town, Troy is home to a surprisingly vibrant arts community, including Trinity Music Academy (TMA). TMA is an outreach ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church. It was established in 1990 to train organists and music directors for the outlying area’s rural churches. Donations and a number of scholarships assure that no students are turned away due to finances. No longer solely a Trinity Methodist Mission, several of TMA’s Board of Directors are now from other denominations and churches in many areas of Montgomery County. Students represent diverse cultural and financial backgrounds from all across central North Carolina. Instruction through the collegiate level is offered in piano, pipe organ, voice, bowed strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar, computer studio and composition. Instructors include the TMA executive di-


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rector, the Rev. Dr. Paul Chandley, pianist/ composer Sophia Pavlenko Chandley and professional musicians from throughout the central N.C. region. While the curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded musicians, educating artists to serve Christ in their respective home churches is still the primary emphasis. TMA also maintains a respected concert series that brings outstanding artists to Montgomery County. Concerts given four to five times a year include a broad range of music, from the purely classical and Christmas favorites to Broadway show tunes and even the occasional swing band or John Denver tribute. To learn more about becoming a member, call 910-576-8742 or 910-576-4186. Trinity Music Academy is located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 239 North Russell Street, Troy, NC  27371.

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Roller Mill History Museum The Troy Roller Mill was erected in 1908-09 by stockholders of the Troy Milling Company. The land was bought for $220.00 and Mr. N.M. Thayer surveyed the property in consideration of $1.00. The bricks were hand-made in Montgomery County and the total cost of the building and machinery was $13,798.02. The mill opened for business in 1910. It was a flour and grist mill until 1952 when a flash-fire destroyed the flour mill operations on the third floor. The mill continued to be a community grist mill until 1970, when a terrible drought affected the corn crop and the last miller, Mr. Horace Brasswell, became so afflicted with arthritis that he could no longer continue with the operations of the mill. It sat dormant from 1971 until 1980-1981, when Mr. Hilton Cochran donated the building to the Montgomery County Historical Society. At this time, Dr. Charles Highsmith, Mr. Chochran and other members took on the challenge of restoring the old building and raising funds to accomplish the restoration. The historical society spent almost two years publishing a book called “Montgomery County Heritage – Volume 1.” The book was completed and sold and the funds were used to restore the old roller mill and turn it into Montgomery County N.C.


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Roller Mill History Museum. Over the years, following the restoration, many art shows and plays were hosted at the museum and it was the meeting place for the historical society until the late 2010s. A clean-up effort has recently been initiated and the doors were opened once again in May of 2019 by the Montgomery County Historical Society and assistance from local communities, with high hopes of remaining a historical property, public meeting space and complete historical museum for future generations to enjoy. Donations, county artifacts, records, antiques and photos are always welcome to be displayed in the museum. Anyone with an interest in the history of Montgomery County is welcome to join The Montgomery County Historical Society. Dues are $10 per year or $100 for a lifetime membership. Call Garrett Maynard at (336) 301-6254 for more information.

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