Ribbon Cutting at Sugar She Shed

When Karen VanOverbergh and her fiancee Marc Sugar moved to Hertford, NC they saw so much opportunity for the growth and beautification of the historic downtown area. COVID rushed their plan to move and build a home in our little corner of paradise, but it didn’t hold Karen back from purchasing a building and rolling on with her dreams.

The “Old Gregory’s building” as many call it, has had a rich history in serving the residents of Perquimans County and beyond. Karen wants to continue that legacy. In the Spring, she celebrated the opening of a shop in the lower half of her building, and last month she celebrated the ribbon cutting of her own shop called Sugar She Shed!

Sugar She Shed is an artisanal craft supply store where you can find Annie Sloan paints, quilting supplies, and other locally made items. You can even sign up to take a class. Quilting, painting, and sign making are just a few of the activities you will see happening in Karen’s charming space. Stop by 117 N Church Street to say hello and grab some of your favorite crafting items soon! In the meantime, enjoy some of the photos from Sugar She Shed’s grand opening and Ribbon Cutting!

Ribbon Cutting at Hertford Mercantile

Do you want to see what New Orleans and Hertford look like as sisters? Stop by and see Thomas Waller at his new shop on Church Street! Hertford Mercantile is officially open and bringing a little Deep South to Northeastern NC!

Throw pillows branded with 27944, and tumblers stating, “Life is better on the Perquimans River,” sit temptingly next to Voo Doo Mango Hot Sauce and Pralines. At his Grand Opening on Friday May 7, 2021, Thomas said that he moved to Hertford, NC from New Orleans because he wanted a simpler way of life and he fell in love with the small town. “I found Mayberry. And this was my dream, so I appreciate the support from the town. I’ve made a lot of new friends.”

In addition to a shop full of community members, we were also pleased to have Betty Jo Shepard from Senator Burr’s office and Trey Lewis from Senator Tillis’ office!

Stop in to Hertford Mercantile for the candy counter, the home goods, the delicious goodies, or just for some good company. And let Thomas know how happy you are that he is here!!

-Stacey Layden, Board Member of Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce

The Landings of Albemarle Ribbon Cutting

Supporters gathered (with COVID precautions in place) on Thursday May 6, 2021 to celebrate the opening of The Landings of Albemarle! After a long season of waiting, the TLOA family has much to be excited about as their residents begin to move in next week.

Sandra Korzenicwski, The Landings executive, gave a warm welcome to all. “We want to make sure we are a part of the community and the community is a part of The Landings of Albemarle,” Korzenicwski stated. “I just met one or two people from the sheriff’s department, and I said, ‘Look we want y’all to ride through the parking lot, come in to get the cookies, and socialize with us!'”

Back Row: Bradley Yates, Brandon Lanier, and Wesley Newby. Front Row: Erin Brabble, Ashlee Jones, Olivia Marriner, Sandra Korzenicwski, and Deanna Lanier.

Please join us in welcoming this chamber of commerce member to our Perquimans community!!

The Landings of Albemarle still has select vacancies for residents and staff! Visit http://www.landingsalbemarle.com for more information!

-Stacey Layden, Board of Directors for Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce

Perquimans Christmas Parade 2020 REcap

During these times of uncertainty, safety is the most important factor. Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce hosted there annual Christmas Parade December 5, 2020 a little different. With the efforts from Perquimans County Emergency Services, Perquimans County Sheriff Department, and Hertford Police Department, we had a successful adventure. We were uncertain of rain moving in; however, we did not have to worry once the show was on the road. The whole time the line stayed flowing and moving. Everyone enjoyed the little bit of Christmas Tradition we could provide this year. Here is a little recap of the events of the day.

Sheriff Shelby White waving at everyone coming on by.. Thank you for your dedication to this county..
Police Chief Brown organized street closure and directing traffic. What would we do without you!!
Superintendent Tanya Brown writes “PQ proud and honored to sit with two distinguished women, Dr. White – BOE Chair and Mayor Brown, at the Hertford Reverse Christmas Parade! Congratulations Dr. White on being named the Grand Marshal of the parade! @pqschools #EveryChildEveryChanceEveryDay
“Fill the boot” Campaign…
Hertford Fire Department Blowing those wonderful horns!!
Santa came to town with the Perquimans County Emergency Services!! Along with some Gingerbread men that needed fixin up!!
Hertford Rotary Gingerbread Perquimans Courthouse…
Perquimans County Senior Citizen Center out did themselves again this year!!! 55 and better club! Fun Fitness and Fellowship!
Bear Claw Gunworks LLC getting into the festivities!!
Perquimans County High School SGA in Queen Turner’s Revenge!! Thank you to Mr. Mickey Drew and Mr. Jeff Nixon for helping us get this together!
Springfield Bed and Breakfast…. such a lovely scenery!!
1923 Ford Model T car brought to you by Chris Perry…
First National Bank Kim Westbrook with the Girl Scout troop… They pulled this together in three whole days… Thank you for your creativity…
A surprise visitor riding through the viewers side…