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Holiday cakes on hold after crash

By Shavonne Potts

Salisbury Post

MOCKSVILLE — More than 500 customers won’t receive their holiday cakes and pastries from Ketchie Creek Bakery, a Davie County fixture for more than 20 years.

Someone drove a pickup through the side of the bakery on U.S. 601 early Thursday morning, destroying the kitchen, said owner Debbie Koontz.

The wreck occurred at 12:30 a.m.

According to authorities, the driver of the truck swerved to miss a deer and ran into the window area of the brick building, said Molly Ridenhour, Koontz’s daughter.

“No one was there at the time. Our early morning shift had not come in yet, and I had left a couple hours before,” Koontz said.

The kitchen was destroyed, she said. Walls were torn down and equipment damaged.

“The central part of the bakery is where the truck landed,” Koontz said.

Although the bakery won’t meet holiday orders, they are in the midst of construction and expect to be completed by next week.

Larry McDaniel Builders, of Mocksville, is completing the construction.

Koontz said after police cleared the scene, the construction began the same day of the accident around 3 a.m..

“Everybody is trying real hard,” Koontz said. “We’ll be back open next Friday.”

There were offers from other local establishments willing to allow the bakery use of a kitchen.

Koontz said that was not something they wanted to do.

They will instead wait for construction to be finished just before the new year.

She said she thinks her customers understand, but they do apologize for any inconvenience.

Contact Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253 or spotts@salisburypost.com.


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