Welcome to Town of Enfield Town of Enfield ~ A Great Place to Live!
Founded in 1740, Enfield, North Carolina is the oldest town in Halifax County. In 1896, the opening of the Enfield Tobacco Market brought a glimmer of prosperity to this small town of 700 people (today 2300+). As the tobacco market grew, new businesses were established along with the Bank of Enfield, the oldest bank in Halifax County.
Peanuts, however, soon became the leading agricultural market in Enfield. The establishment of many buying and cleaning stations for peanuts soon made Enfield the world's largest raw peanut market. Every year, Enfield is host to the Peanut Festival. Family fun featuring good food, arts and crafts, carnival and amusements, music and dancing, and, of course, the famous peanut — no small thing around here!
Enfield is easily accessible, only five miles from I-95 (Exit 154) and HWY 301 runs through our great town, so stop by and visit us.
We Are Family. Celebrating our Past. Creating a Brighter Future.
The board of commissioners voted previously to observe the federal holiday Juneteenth. Juneteenth celebrates the freeing on June 19, 1865, of those persons still being held in slavery in Galveston, Texas. That event, “Emancipation Day” or “Freedom Day” has now become a celebration for all Black people because until all of us are free, none of us are free.
On Monday, June 20th, the Town of Enfield hosted its first Juneteenth celebration appropriately themed, Family Reunion. The event was attended by over 600 guests who came from as far away as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attendees enjoyed horseback riding, spades, bingo, kickball, basketball, horseshoes, and many other games.
The evening’s highlight was a spirited kickball game by Mayor-elect Robinson‘s team and Commissioner Ward’s Team that was officiated by Commissioner Bobby Whitaker. Commissioner Ward’s Team prevailed by a score of 10 to 5, establishing what we hope will become a long tradition of competition and camaraderie.
Music for the event was provided by DJ Shuckie Duckie and Mike L. We would like to thank Rose Lewis for bringing out our seniors and hosting Family Bingo. She awards several prizes and the tables were packed. As always, DD Ranch supported our community with free horseback rides. Our lead sponsor for the event, the Black Male Voter Project provided unlimited food, beverages, and frozen ice.
The planning committee, Dominette Hatchett, Mayor-elect Robinson, Delresa Silver, Commissioner Ward, Commissioner Bobby Whitaker, and Carol Whitaker would again like to thank everyone for showing up and demonstrating their love for our hometown and each other.
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What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
When is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is observed every year on June 19.
Why do we celebrate Juneteenth?
The Civil War ended in April 1865, but news of emancipation didn’t reach Texas until two months later. When troops finally arrived to signal freedom to the state’s 250,000 slaves, celebrations broke out and Juneteenth was born!
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of "freedom" that is a part of the Enfield story and our history.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an afternoon of games, music, food, and fellowship.
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REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL WRAY
The Town of Enfield is extremely grateful for Representative Michael Wray (Democrat - District 27) for donating $250,000 to the town. The board has voted to use these funds to commission a study of Highway 301 by the Kenan Institute, to remove dilapidated homes, as well as establish programming for seniors and our youth. Again, thank you Representative Wray!
Commissioner Bud Whitaker, Commissioner Bobby Whitaker, Representative Michael Ray, and Commissioner Kenneth Ward.
Breo Hamal, Health Equity Program Specialist- ABC2; Mondale Robinson, WMR Consulting; Commissioner Kenneth Ward; Tyrone and Edna Williams, Fourtee Acres Farmers; Mayor Barbara Simmons; Gerry Middleton, Enfield Economic Development & Revitalization Commission; Rodney Pierce; Commissioner Bud Whitaker; and Commissioner Bobby Whitaker.
Ideas do come to fruition! After months of planning and many Zoom meetings, We are overjoyed with the successful relaunch of the Enfield Farmer’s Market. Commissioner Kenneth Ward has spearheaded these efforts with the dedication and work of Mary Jane Lyonnais Healthy Foods Coordinator Northeastern NC Partnership for Public Health Albemarle Regional Health Services; Rose B. Lewis - Aging Program Coordinator Halifax County Council on Aging; John Lyttle, Area Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Halifax and Northampton Counties NC Cooperative Extension; Breo Hamal formerly with NC Cooperative Extension, currently Health Equity Program Specialist, ABC2; and Tyrone and Edna Williams Fourtee Acres Farms it happened.
On Saturday, May 7, 2022, under a beautiful clear sky, over 40 residents joined us for the relaunch. Commissioner Tracey Joyner, Commissioner Bud Whitaker, and Commissioner Bobby Whitaker joined Commissioner Ward in welcoming citizens and reopening the Farmers Market. We were also fortunate to have former Mayor Barbara Simmons in attendance. We are hoping to expand the market and it offerings. Through the NC Partnership for Public Health’s initiative, many residents received vouchers for $20 of fresh produce. Fourtee Acres also had plants for sale so residents can produce their own vegetables at home throughout the growing season.
If you would like more information or to attend as a vendor, please contact:
Commissioner Kenneth Ward
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