About

Friends of Stokesdale is a non-profit community improvement corporation, organized in the state of North Carolina.

We’re set on saving this town…because it’s worth it.

Our Officers

President: Joe Thacker

In 1970, Joe moved to Stokesdale and over the years has been delighted to do business with local merchants. For 17 years, he operated a small welding-fabrication shop at home. Joe has served on the town planning board for several years.

Vice President: Vicki-White-Lawrence

Treasurer: Jaycee Spruill

Jaycee is a dedicated leader from the town of Stokesdale, who aspires to bolster the economy of the downtown and to preserve local historic sites in and around the town of Stokesdale.

Secretary: Kathryn Bunthoff

Kathryn grew up in northwest Guilford County, from Laughlin Primary to Northwest Guilford High School. She is a writing tutor and teacher and a mother of four children. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington and the University of Cincinnati, she has lived in Stokesdale since 2013. She is passionate about supporting quality of life in Stokesdale with public spaces, walkability, and locally-owned businesses. 

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Our Mission and Vision

Friends of Stokesdale seeks to:

  • Preserve and promote the historic character of Stokesdale's Town Core;

  • Cultivate civic pride and a sense of local community our town;

  • Promote educational opportunities for people of all ages;

  • Encourage and promote locally-owned businesses.