Apple Fest vendors will have an opportunity to sell their apples at the Denver Days Festival Oct. 1 and 2.
â€œWe have three firm committed apple growers who are really excited that they can do this since the Apple Festival was canceled this year,â€ said Patsy Black, who is helping with the festival this year.
The East Lincoln Area Council of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce discussed their plans for the festival this year at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting in Denver. They decided to set up a booth to have at the event.
Raffle tickets are also being sold for $1 for a TV which has been donated by Wal-Mart. All proceeds will go to the chamber.
Bo Moore, also gave an update on the traffic situation in the eastern end. A committee made up of planners and county officials have been working on a land-use and transportation study of the 35-mile stretch of N.C. 73 from Lincoln to Cabarrus County.
Moore, a Lincoln representative on the committee is now working on another plan, getting a direct link to Denver. He has put in a request to the Department of Transportation.
â€œThere is just no way to get to Denver off of an Interstate,â€ Moore said.
Stephen Starnes, Chair of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is working on having a meeting with the chamber executive board and leaders in east Lincoln.
â€œWe want to know what we as a chamber can do rather than us sitting up here in Lincolnton wondering what we should do,â€ Starnes said. â€œWe need to push hard for this and get it on the agenda.â€
Starnes term expires at the end of this year and he said he wants to start something before he is no longer chair.
The council hopes to have a meeting set up before their annual planning retreat at Chetola in November.
The area councilâ€™s next project will be to discuss incorporation of Denver and the signs that are cluttered on N.C. 16.
by Amy Wadsworth