Valdese, NC – The Valdese Main Street Program began in the Fall of 2014 and works to develop special projects to invigorate the Downtown District for citizens and visitors to enjoy. Design committee member David Wronko, a cabinet designer and builder debuted his new installation for the Old Rock School front lawn on June 25th for the public to enjoy.

The popular concept of lending libraries and small food pantries located at civic facilities is not a new idea, but a successful one for numerous communities. Valdese Main Street Director, Morrissa Angi, approached Wronko and asked to him to use his creativity to design a version specific to the Old Rock School. Wronko took the location as his inspiration and designed what he refers to as “a scrambled Old Rock School”.

“David has been with the program since its inception in 2014. He is always willing to offer his expertise for any project we are considering,” states Angi. “The Old Rock School serves as the hub for community events in Valdese, between public rentals and Town sponsored events, the new lending library and food pantry will see a great deal of traffic.”

The public is invited to stock the little Old Rock School with canned goods and gently used books as often as they like. For those in need we encourage them to visit and take what will benefit them. The Valdese Main Street Program committee members will keep the installation stocked for the community. “I am blown away with how special this piece is, David went above and beyond with the craftsmanship and unique design of this piece, it is truly Valdese and I cannot thank him enough for all his hard work,” states Angi.

The Valdese Main Street Program meets the first Thursday of the month at the Old Rock School. Citizens interested in joining the program can contact the director at [email protected] or call 828-879-2129. For further information about special projects and events in Valdese please go to