A Moment To Remember; WinMock at Kinderton Ribbon Cutting (Part Two)

Posted on 06/15/11

It started with an idea.   A lofty idea really, of how we could preserve and protect an old grand barn and fill it with life once again. 

But as we all know, ideas often remain just that… ideas.  To actually see a concept this grand become a reality, let’s just say it is quite a beautiful thing.  The hard work, clear vision and careful execution coupled with a community filled with gracious support were the key ingredients in this transformation. 

With us, has been a phenomenal group of community leaders from Davie County and the Town of Bermuda Run offering their expert guidance, insight and support along the way.

WinMock Barn - Terry Bralley
Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development Commission (right) with wife, Christine Bralley, town manager of Mocksville. Photo by TMphotography
WinMock Barn - Mayor John Ferguson of Bermuda Run
Mayor John Ferguson of the Town of Bermuda Run. Photo by TMphotography
(L to R) Ken White, Davie County Commissioner with Lee Rollins, Town Manager of Bermuda Run
(L to R) Ken White, Davie County Commissioner with Lee Rollins, Town Manager of Bermuda Run. Photo by Autumn Song Photography.
WinMock Barn - Carolyn McManamy, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Carolyn McManamy, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Photo by TMphotography

Of course we could not have done it without our renovation team from Windsor Commercial, West and Stem Architects, Miller Landscape Architecture and a whole slew of sub-contractors who made a tremendous difference along the way.

(L to R) Mayor John Ferguson with Buddy Seymour, president of Windsor Commercial
(L to R) Mayor John Ferguson with Buddy Seymour, president of Windsor Commercial. Photo by Autumn Song Photography
West and Stem Architects, PLLC
The team at West and Stem Architects, PLLC. Lead WinMock Architect, Michael West (right center). Photo by TMphotography
WinMock Renovation Crew
WinMock Renovation Crew. Photo by TMphotography

There is also a truly special group who we have had the honor to get to know over the past year or so.  The families of  past WinMock barn owners, the Williams family and the Bahnsons, along with William Burnette and The Hillsdale Group from Kinderton.

WinMock Barn - Dr. S. Clay Williams, Jr.
Dr. S. Clay Williams, Jr., son of WinMock original owner. Photo by TMphotography.
Bert Bahnson - WinMock Barn
Tabatha Renegar, WinMock's managing director, with Bert Bahnson, former owner of WinMock barn. Photo by TMphotography.
 
And now there is our new “family” of WinMock owners and keepers, Wayne and Paula Thomas and their teams at WinMock and Sterling Events Group.
Wayne Thomas, president of Sterling Events Group and developer of WinMock at Kinderton with his wife, Paula - his sounding board, his partner in business and in life, and "the most patient woman he knows" (“it’s not easy being married to a serial entrepreneur” he often says). Photo by Autumn Song Photography.
Wayne Thomas, president of Sterling Events Group and developer of WinMock at Kinderton with his wife, Paula - his sounding board, his partner in business and in life, and "the most patient woman he knows" (“it’s not easy being married to a serial entrepreneur” he often says). Photo by Autumn Song Photography.

To have everyone come together, all in one room, for our ribbon cutting was incredibly special for us to say the least.

WinMock Ribbon Cutting - (L to R) William Burnette of Hillsdale Group, developers of Kinderton; Bert Bahnson, of Bahnson family, former owner of WinMock Barn; Jackie Wililams Kay, granddaughter of S. Clay Williams, original owner of WinMock barn; Wayne Thomas, president of Sterling Events Group, developer of WinMock at Kinderton
WinMock Ribbon Cutting - (L to R) William Burnette of Hillsdale Group, developers of Kinderton; Bert Bahnson, of Bahnson family, former owner of WinMock Barn; Jackie Williams Kay, granddaughter of S. Clay Williams, original owner of WinMock barn; Wayne Thomas, president of Sterling Events Group, developer of WinMock at Kinderton. Photo by TMphotography

It truly is amazing what a community can build… with just a little vision and a lot of hard work.  A million thanks for all of your support.

WinMock at Kinderton - Opens June 2011
Photo by TMphotography
 
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