The PACE Group of Thomasville sells restored building in Historic Downtown Thomasville

In late fall of 2014, the PACE (People Achieving Community Enhancement) Group embarked on their first building restoration project of 6 Main Street and 9 Salem Street. These buildings were donated by the late Bob Callicutt of Callicutt Realty, and these donations initiated the group’s Historic Downtown Building Restoration Project

Funds raised through PACE’s Annual Farm to Table gathering and the cultural grant it received from the Economic Development Competitive Grant Program for Underserved and Limited Resources Communities (issued by North Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division) served to save these buildings from demolition.

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The PACE Group of Thomasville 2015 Farm to Table Dinner Event generates community and excitement for Historic Downtown project

On July 26, 2015, The PACE Group of Thomasville hosted their 3rd Annual Farm to Table & Dinner Auction to celebrate local farms and community. This year’s event brought additional excitement because of the recent property donations (6 Main Street and 9 Salem Street) from Bob Callicutt of Callicutt Realty, the completion of two chairs from the Chair City Art campaign and the launching of PACE’s new website. 

This years Farm to Table event experienced record attendance and the PACE Group raised a net of $8,774.78. The PACE Group made considerable effort to feature local vendors. Catering was provided by Tricia’s Catering and many of the produce served were supplied by the vendors from Thomasville Farmers Market: Sink Family Farm, Silver Valley Farmers, Conrad Farm, Peachtree Garden, Cridlebaugh Farm, and Miller Farm. Beautiful table bouquets were supplied by Flower House Farm. 

Special thanks is extended to 12 West Main E for hosting the event and to the following sponsors: Novant Health, NewBridge Bank, Blazer Investment Management Group, and City Councilman Neal Grimes

PACE’s fundraising efforts are an on-going endeavor. Please join yoga instructor Jacqueline Brooke every Saturday at 9:30 am for Yoga in the Park, free. Donations accepted. Proceeds will go towards PACE’s ongoing community building efforts. 

For citizens interested in supporting PACE’s efforts including the Historic Downtown Building Restoration Project, you can contact Doug Elliott at (336) 472-1222 and doug@tvillelaw.com

Donations can be sent to the following: 

The Pace Group, Inc
P.O. Box 1485, Thomasville, NC 27361

The PACE Group of Thomasville awarded $25,000 grant from the NC Department of Commerce

On February 2, 2015, The PACE Group of Thomasville was one of 10 recipients for the Cultural Grant issued by the Economic Development Competitive Grant Program for Underserved and Limited Resources Communities issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division. 

The recent property donations (6 Main Street and 9 Salem Street) from Bob Callicutt of Callicutt Realty kickstarted PACE’s Historic Downtown Building Restoration Project. Many of Thomasville’s main street historic buildings require new roofs immediately. The structural roof supports have rotted and decayed, which has caused water leaks and damages. If the roofs are not repaired, then these buildings will be torn down and Thomasville will lose vestiges of its cultural history. The grant funding received will be used towards the roof repairs of these buildings. 

Once the roofs are repaired, PACE will move forward to restore as economically feasible the original facade of the buildings. 

The Historic Building Restoration Project is a priority this year for the PACE Group. The project is perhaps the most expensive and ambitious one that they have undertaken and PACE is appealing to the community for additional financial support. Past completed projects include, PACE Amphitheater, Farmers Market building, street lamp project, waste disposal cans, sidewalk enlargements and other enhancements.  

The PACE Group regards the restoration of the historic downtown district as a means of revitalizing the city of Thomasville’s community, culture and economy. For citizens interested in supporting PACE’s efforts including the Historic Downtown Building Restoration Project, you can contact Doug Elliott at (336) 472-1222 and doug@tvillelaw.com

Donations can be sent to the following: 
The Pace Group, Inc
P.O. Box 1485, Thomasville, NC 27361