Bethel Elementary School will be having their fall festival Saturday,
October 24th from 4:30 - until? There will be all kinds of games for the
kids, square dancing, clogging, face painting, BBQ (4:30-6:30), silent
auction, and Bingo to start around 6:30. There are lots of great prizes!
. There will also be a supervised movie showing (rated G) for the kids
so their parents can play Bingo.
Meals will include BBQ or hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert
and drink. $7 for adults and $4 for middle schoolers and younger.
Games will cost $5 for an unlimited play wrist band or .50 per play.
Kids will also have an opportunity to paint their own pumpkin and take it
home with them for $2, as well as pie throwing contest for $1.
Bingo will cost $1 per playing card plus .50 per game.
There should be great fun for all!
The Western Youth Network will be hosting their 4th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Fest on Saturday, October 24 at the Mast General Store Annex in Valle Crucis. Why "punkin"? " 'Cause it's so much more fun than pumpkin!
Frank Runyeon, star of As The World Turns will be performing two one-man Gospel Dramas this Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm. Sermon on the Mount followed by Hollywood vs. Faith
will be performed. Tickets are $10 each or $30 for a family. This
dramas are appropriate for teenagers and above.
St. Elizabeth Catholic church is on Pilgrim's Way in Boone, just off Meadowview Drive. Phone 828-264-8338.
http://www.frankrunyeon.com/ for more information about this amazing
Dinner, Drink, Silent Auction and Music--Only $6!The Annual Kiwanis
Spaghetti Supper is this Friday at Appalachian Brian Estates in Boone.
Spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert--all for only $6! Members of the Watauga Community Band will provide music during the event, and there will be great items for the silent auction.
So come by
for great food and a chance at merchandise, tickets and more. 5 to 7:30
this Friday Evening at Appalachian Brian Estates, Shadowline Drive,
See your favorite Kiwanian for tickets or buy your at the door.
The Raleigh Concert
Band is coming to Boone this weekend for a joint concert with the
Watauga Community Band. The concert is Sunday afternoon at 3 in Rosen
Concert Hall on the ASU campus, on River Street.
The two bands have been practicing the music separately, and will bring it together for this event, so it will be lots of fun!
It will be a Sunday afternoon of great entertainment--and it's free!
In 2007, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners authorized the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the County and appointed a seven member Plan Oversight Group to guide in the preparation of the plan, which has been entitled the “CITIZENS’ PLAN FOR WATAUGA”. In late 2007 and early 2008, the Plan Oversight Group sponsored a series of community meetings to hear public input regarding important community issues and priorities and agreed to convene future meetings to review the progress of this planning process with the public. These follow up meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
• Cove Creek Elementary School November 2, 2009 6:00 PM
• Parkway Elementary School November 3, 2009 6:15 PM
• Watauga County Administration Building November 5, 2009 6:00 PM
Draft copies of the plan may be seen on the County’s website (www.wataugacounty.org) or at the offices of the Watauga County Planning & Inspections Department. Comments about the plan may be made on the County’s website. Following these meetings, the Plan Oversight Group will review the comments received, revise the draft plan as needed, and present it to the Board of Commissioners for their review and consideration.
We sincerely thank the citizens of Watauga for your input and support of this important planning initiative and we encourage your participation.
Wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of a crowd of car
enthusiasts, members of the community, the Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department
and Habitat for Humanity volunteers.Crown Point developers
invited the community to spend the day on Saturday October 10 at their lavish
facilities to enjoy the environment, tour the new homes, and help raise funds
for Ashe County Habitat for Humanity and Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department.
The event, featuring a collection of Porsche and BMW sports
cars from across the southeast, was the second annual Fall Concours to benefit community
organizations.Judging of the cars is
usually preceded by hours of polishing and primping of the vehicles.This time, the process was pre-empted by
judges in raincoats watching the rain glisten on the cars.
The new Ashe County Habitat for Humanity affiliate, formed a
year ago, is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of
poverty housing in the community.Habitat
is not a hand-out program, but rather a hand-up opportunity for members of the
community to earn their home through sweat equity….that is, physically working
on the building of their own home.Homeowners must qualify for and pay a mortgage for their home.The cost of the home does not include any
profit or the cost of the volunteer labor used to build it, thus making it more
affordable.Homeowner mortgage payments
are subsequently used to fund the building of additional homes for others.Habitat does not just build houses, but
rather a homes and community.
Community support for the event was overwhelming.Local businesses that provided door prizes
included Stephen Shoemaker Gallery, Everything I Love Gift Shop, Ashe County
Ford, Ana Maria Gift Shop, The Cutters Edge Salon, Pam’s Unique Boutique, Style
Depot, McNeill’s, The Cabin Store, Shatley Springs Jewelry & Gifts, Hobby
Barn, Spin A Yarn – Weave A Web, Deluxe Barber Shop, Reflections Hair Salon,
and the Cutters Edge Salon.
Scott Roberts, managing partner of Crown Point, has been dedicated both to
Habitat and the community.“We want to
make sure that we are part of the community by inviting our friends to
celebrate with us and by working side by side with community members to make AsheCounty
a better place for everyone.”
The Town of Boone’s “Fun in the Park Day” held on Saturday, October 3rd was a huge success with Mayor Clawson and the Beauti-Fly in tow. The event was an educational outreach program to teach children the importance of being good stewards of our planet by recycling, conserving water and keeping our community free of litter. Kudos to all who made this possible.