Crouse Park a place of bluegrass, old-fashioned tunes

November 30, 2016 - Picnic Time

If people hear those aged time tunes anywhere nearby Sparta’s Main Street, there’s a good possibility they’re invited to a opening of a Crouse House Pickers.

Each Monday night for some-more than a entertain century, a organisation of Alleghany musicians have collected together during a home once owned by distinguished internal adults Floyd and Sarah Ellen Gambill Crouse. Known as a Crouse House Pickers, a jam rope puts on a uncover for anybody who appreciates bluegrass and old-fashioned tunes.

“It’s impossibly renouned and flattering most always good attended,” Sparta Town Planner Kevin Dowell said. “But it’s also a lot of fun. The people who adore this kind of song are unequivocally into it, so even if bluegrass competence not be your thing, we competence wish to give this a try.”

The pickers are only one of a attractions during Alleghany’s Crouse Park, named in a Crouses’ respect after a skill was donated to a city in 1969.

Just a integrate blocks off Main Street — a park is located during a dilemma of N.C. 18 North and Grayson Street — a park comforts a paved 1/3-mile walking trail, basketball and volleyball courts, along with stadium apparatus and restroom comforts and a vast outside theatre and dance area.

“It also includes a flattering good movement park,” Dowell said. “It doesn’t get used as most as when it was initial built, though a flip side is that if you’re into skating, we won’t have to quarrel crowds to have fun.”

Picnic shelters are available, and a furnished Crouse House also can be rented for special occasions for a favoured fee.

The Alleghany Farmers Market, that lies along one corner of Crouse Park, is hold any Saturday from summer to tumble during Crouse Park. The marketplace comforts cooking events and children’s activities.

Every Halloween, Crouse Park also plays horde to Sparta’s Trunk-or-Treat festivities.

Adam Orr might be reached during 336-489-3058.

By Adam Orr

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