What we Do

Anti-Litter campaign underway

Committee member Jenny Ward will be working with the Halifax County School system to develop a poster contest for our students.  The winning poster will be professionally printed and placed in store windows.  The contest will highlight the detrimental effects of litter in our beautiful town and surrounding rural farm area. 

Committee member Brenda Green will be working with the NC Dept of Transportation to get additional anti littering signage on state roads in Enfield.

​Committee member Wayne Anderson will be working with county and local police to organize an anti litter campaign enforcing codes that already are on the books.



DERP works together to provide positive publicity for Downtown Enfield. through planting trees, painting facades of buildings, cleaning windows, creating events, promoting our agri-eco-cultural tourism trilogy and pursuing economic development opportunities.  We encourage you to volunteer with:. .

13 May 2017

Bless Your Art

2 December 2017

Colonial Christmas

  • Annual Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle
  • Bless Your Art spring fling
  • Colonial Christmas House Tour & Artisan Wares
  • Beautification of Downtown Enfield

13 May 2017

Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle

2017 Colonial Christmas date is Saturday, December 2nd, please update your calendars, we will be focusing on "Craftsman Style Homes of Enfield."

Bless Your Art!     May 13    11:00 - 3:00 PM

Call For Artists!  DERP is presenting a juried art exhibition in Downtown Enfield on Saturday, May 13th rain or shine.  We are looking for artists working in oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, and sculpture.  Artists should send a brief bio along with a jpg of your work to khgallery@aol.com.  There is no fee for the space.

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. 

   Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle
                   May 13, 2017

DERP is currently working on the annual Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle for Saturday, May 13th (Mother's Day Saturday).  Anyone wishing to paddle, beginning or advanced, is welcome to join in the hilarious fun.  Paddle registration fee is $30 per person ($25 each if you have 4 or more in your group).  The fee covers lunch, insurance, 100% USA made cotton t-shirt, ACA event membership, and hours of fun and laughter.  You can pay by check or by clicking on the (Add to Cart) button on the left of this page. Checks payable to DERP sent to Treasurer Julia Andrus, 7622 Highway 481, Enfield, NC 27823.


Our Mission

April 1st, 2017 next meeting

at Jennies Beans & Buns 1:00 PM

Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation

Eric McRay, Artist

We are delighted that renowned artist, Eric McRay, will be exhibiting his work a DERP's Bless Your Art exhibition on Saturday, May 13th from 11 am - 3 pm. 

In addition, McRay will be teaching a workshop to middle and high school students of Enfield who have participated in the anti-litter campaign.  Eric is photographed below with gallery guests.


For more information call 252-445-2234 or email us at info@derpserves.org