What we Do

Our Mission

(L to R). Julia Allsbrook, Secretary;

Gayle Locke, Vice President;

Julia Andrus, President,;

Lori Clay, Finance Chair/Treasurer.

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!

April (14th) 2018

Bless Your Art

DERP recently received $6000 from Halifax Horizons as a reimbursement grant for revitialization to a beauty salon Downtown.  A New Roof and new awnings on several buildings downtown.  Thank you Halifax Horizons!

In March the upstairs was totally cleaned out of debris and we will be putting on a new door and repairing window glazing.

1st December 2018

Colonial Christmas

Spring Frolic in Enfield!  Come to Enfield the weekend of April 13, 14 and 15. 

On Friday evening April 13th at 7:00 PM DERP will host the Bless Your Art Gala and fundraiser. 

You can buy your tickets for the Gala by clicking or copying and pasting the following link


Tickets are $40 each and if you buy a 2 ticket bundle they are $37.50 each.  Black tie optional.

On Saturday, April 14th, the annual Bless Your Art exhibition will be featuring fine art, hand made quality artisan objects d'art, and antiques.  This event is rain or shine and will be held indoors if the weather is inclement. Also, please stop by Southern Secrets at Mears to see  locally made furniture, art, and handcrafted items as well as much more!

On Sunday, April 15th at 11 AM come to Enfield Baptist Church for services featuring Enfield native son, Ira David Wood III as guest speaker along with Steve Owens playing some great music and Enfield Baptist Church choir director, Tracey Garrett, on piano and organ. Bring a covered dish and stay for lunch!



June 2, 2018

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. 

Enfield, NC - Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation