DERP works to provide positive publicity for Downtown Enfield. Through an intensive publicity campaign to raise awareness of Enfield's assets and positive attributes DERP has changed the conversation about Enfield.
DERP creates events to attract visitors to Enfield and raise the necessary funding that is needed to revitalize Downtown.
We have planted 23 trees, replaced building awnings, painted facades of buildings, repaired roofs, hired artists to create murals, designed and created a pocket park Town Square, published historic homes brochures, and so much more.
We are currently designing a powerpoint on building reuse for marketing and economic development purposes.
Promoting our agri-eco-cultural tourism trilogy and pursuing economic development opportunities is our focus.
We encourage you to volunteer with us!
DERP would like to thank the following sponsors of the Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle!
Halifax Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Town of Enfield
Aunt Ruby's Peanuts
Bellamy Manor & Gardens
Halifax Electric Membership Corp.
Halifax Mutual Insurance
ACA (American Canoe Association)
Enfield Fire Department
Halifax County Emergency Services
1st December 2018
Enfield Colonial Christmas Home Tour December 1st!
On Saturday Morning, Dec. 2nd, from 9 AM to 12 noon, DERP will host the annual Christmas Craft Fair as part of the Colonial Christmas Weekend of events. There will be home made pierced tin ornament classes, colonial Christmas decoration ideas, as well as wonderful crafters who will share their talents with you. This event is free and the vendors will be selling their wares. We will be playing the Mattie Bishop Memorial Piano and this year we will have a sax player outside playing Christmas music! This will all take place under one roof at the Larry Perkins Building, 131 Whitfield Street in Downtown Enfield. Tickets are available at Aunt Ruby's in advance and at Bellamy Manor & Gardens the day f the event.
The homes tour willbegin at noonand end at 5:00 PM this year. We have 6 federal style architectural gems for you to visit this year. The tour fee is $30 per person, $25 for seniors (aged 65 plus). There will be light refreshments in each house. Promptly at 5:30 PM we will have Evening Prayer service at the historic Episcopal Church of the Advent on Bachelor Street in Downtown Enfield.
The DERP committee has added a Friday evening Christmas tree lighting for the first time. Join us on Friday, November 30th, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM for singing carols, meeting Santa Claus, and a surprise guest entertaining us with a reading from A Christmas Carol. Enfield Lions Club has graciously donated the tree and will be helping to decorate it along with the Town of Enfield. Enfield Civic Club will be serving hot chocolate and hot cider making this event a wonderful time for everyone. This event is free and all are invited.
Rounding out the weekend, on Sunday, December 2nd, the historic Whitakers Chapel on Thirteen Bridges Road in Enfield will host its Annual Christmas Church service at 3:00 PM. A reception will immediately follow on the church grounds.
June 1, 2019
Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle
The Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation Association (DERP) is a
501(c)3 non-profit membership organization comprised of business owners and citizens to strengthen and support downtown revitalization. The organization’s primary focus is stabilization of existing infrastructure, revitalization of abandoned properties through redevelopment, promote Enfield’s natural eco-agri-cultural tourism opportunities, and to develop and publish resources and economic incentives to attract and retain business in Downtown Enfield.