As I sit here writing this message, I can’t help but be reminded at how much life has changed. This time last year, I sat down to write a similar message that discussed all the exciting things that were on the horizon for Davie County in 2020. Little did I know that practically one week after we put magazines on stands, those things planned for 2020 would most likely never happen.
In March of 2020, we all were rudely introduced to a new way of life. Who would have thought that we would be in a world where church services would often be streamed via Facebook Live or Youtube, that school would move to being strictly online, sporting events including huge events like the ACC tournament would be canceled entirely, gyms would not open, grocery shopping required you to enter through one door and exit through another, and the luxury of getting a haircut became nearly impossible. These were just a few of things that 2020 brought us thanks to a world-wide pandemic.
Now, one year later, we sit here realizing how much we took for granted and how much we want to have just a taste of normalcy. There are glimpses that things are returning to what will probably be a new normal, but none of us really know what that will look like.
I personally am grateful to have stayed healthy, but also have the opportunity to work alongside many businesses in the community as we were forced to adjust our ways of operating. I am grateful for a community that has united in an effort to support one another. If there is a silver lining to COVID-19, I believe it is that we all learned what it really meant to support local. It was during this time that we realized our local business were changing how they provided services and it was our job to respond to their efforts by doing our part to help them keep their doors open.
We still have a long journey ahead of us but let’s all keep the faith and continue to do our part to support local. In the meantime, please enjoy this issue of DavieLiFE.
Wendy H. Horne, Editor/Publisher
In this issue:
- Page 6: Keep Moving and Join the Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease
- Page 11: Davie County Veterans Services Helps a Local Veteran Receive 100% Service-Connection Award
- Page 12: Local Business Set to Open Second Location
- Page 14: Davie RV and Boat Storage Has Got You Covered!
- Page 17: Drive to SHINE Campaign Benefits Local Food Banks Including A Storehouse for Jesus
- Page 18: 119 West Depot Lofts Coming to Mocksville
- Page 21: New Focus on Faith in 2021
- Page 26: Leadership Davie Empowering Local Leaders and Enhancing Our Future!
- Page 29: What’s in a Name?
- Page 38: Ready, Set, Learn with Macedonia Moravian Preschool
- Page 39: Make-A-Wish Club to Host Golf Tournament in May
- Page 41: Let Signarama Make Your Signage Work for You!
- Page 45: The United Way of Davie County Invites You Behind the Scenes of the Community Investment Process
- Page 53: Local Capital Group with Strong Davie Roots
The next issue of DavieLiFE will be published in June of 2021. To learn more about how you can be part of this quarterly publication that is dedicated to Davie County, NC and the surrounding areas, visit us online.