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TDA'S "WELCOME CENTER" NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

TDA'S "WELCOME CENTER" NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED YEAR ROUND   

Hendersonville Visitor Center Is Seeking Volunteers

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If you know and love Henderson County, the perfect volunteer opportunity awaits you at the Visitor Center located in Downtown Hendersonville. This is a chance for you to share your knowledge of Western North Carolina, while also learning more through ongoing training programs and educational tours.

The Hendersonville Visitor Center is recruiting volunteers to assist travelers upon their arrival to Henderson County. The Visitor Center is open seven days a week to assist visitors by answering questions, giving maps & directions, assisting with hotel reservations and offering travel, dining and entertainment information. The Center is stocked with Hendersonville Vacation Planners, maps, and area brochures.

Volunteers are needed year-round, the Visitor Center is open 7 days weeks, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Volunteers are also needed during Special Events to fill key positions at Garden Jubilee, Music on Main Street, Monday Night Live! and the Street Dances. Volunteers provide assistance with operations of the events, and offer hospitality to the vendors and festivalgoers.

Applicants should possess good communication skills, knowledge of Henderson County & Western North Carolina, and an eagerness to interact with the public. Volunteers work a four-hour shift each week, from 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm.

Volunteer opportunities include area familiarization tours, meaningful friendships, occasional complimentary tickets to area attractions, and volunteer parties.

Please consider becoming an ambassador for our community by volunteering your time at the Visitor Center. Stop by and pick-up an application at 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville or download an application at www.visithendersonvillenc.org/visitors-information-center-volunteer-program. The Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays from 10:00am-5:00pm. For additional information call (828) 693-9708.

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CIVIC CLUBS - NOON @ CHARIOT - 7TH @ CHURCH STREETS

ROTARY - TUESDAY; KIWANIS - THURSDAY; LIONS - FRIDAY

  

SATURDAY, NOV. 18TH - THE ELLENBORO FIDDLERS' AND BLUEGRASS CONVENTiON WILL BE HELD AT 6:30 P M IN  THE ELLENBORO SCHOOL GYM...813 PINEY MOUNTAIN CHURCH ROAD IN ELLENBORO.  FIDDLER'S CONVENTION ADMISSION -- $10.00...KIDS 10 AND UNDER -- FREE.....THE GOLDEN VALLEY CRUSADERS WILL BE THE HOST BAND.....FOR INFO CALL 828-453-745T7....OR 828-657-5212.  PROCEEDS FROM THE BLUEGRASS CONVENTION BENEFIT THE STUDENTS OF ELLENBORO SCHOOL.  

 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST - FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL AT ETOWAH BAPTIST CHURCH FROM 4 UNTIL 7 PM,.....JUST BECAUSE WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU !!!  PLEASE RSVP TO 891-7153.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION,, AND NEED A WAY TO GET TO THE MEAL PLEASE TELL THE SECRETARY WHEN YOU RSVP.  WE WILL HAVE LOTS OF THANKSGIVING FIXINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT....ALSO WE'LL HAVE A FREE CLOTHES CLOSET !

Operation Christmas Child

 

 Thursday, October 5th - The Henderson County Retired School Personnel will have their annual back to school covered dish dinner meeting at Johnson Farm at 6 p m.  All retired school personnel are invited.  

 Saturday, October  7th - The First Baptist Church of Saluda will hold a "Fund Raising Dinner on tonite  from 5 pm until -- all funds donated will go toward the shipping cost of the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  Suggested donation will be Adults: $10.00 and Children: $5.00.  Menu will include Smoked Meatloaf, Tomato Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread, a variety of Desserts, Tea or coffee.  Carry Outs are available. 

Wednesday, October 11th - Bethesda Baptist Church will be having a Food Pantry Open House today from 8 am til 9 am..Food boxes are provided free of charge to those in need and some restrictions may apply.  For more info, or if you have an urgent need, please contact Pastor Brandon Harrell at 828-777-4923.   

 

SHRINER'S CIRCUS WAS WEDNESDAY AT THE AG CENTER

SHRINER'S CIRCUS WAS WEDNESDAY AT THE AG CENTER

The circus came to town Wednesday afternoon.

It was the Oasis Shriners Circus for two performances, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm,

Hundreds of children from throughout the area filled the arena at the Ag Center to enjoy the animals, the clowns, the circus acts, and the cotton candy and other treats.

Thanks to the Shriners, the circus was free from kids 12 and under.

GUIDED HISTORY WALK IN OAKDALE CEMETERY SATURDAY OCTOBER 1

GUIDED HISTORY WALK IN OAKDALE CEMETERY SATURDAY OCTOBER 1

HENDERSONVILLE'S HISTORIC OAKDALE CEMETERY    

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On Sunday, October 1, at 2:15 p.m., a guided walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery will be presented.

Participants will gather at the octagonal building in the Cemetery, located on U.S. 64 West at Valley St., about one-half mile from downtown Hendersonville. Cost is $10 per person 10 years and older. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult.

Oakdale Cemetery's establishment coincided with one of Hendersonville's most prosperous periods between 1879 and the early twentieth century, when the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad reached Hendersonville from the east and the railroad connected Hendersonville to Asheville in 1886. In December 1885, the City of Hendersonville purchased 5.5 acres and physically established the cemetery at its present location. The cemetery now encompasses 22 acres with more than 8,000 burials.

“The most famous grave marker in Oakdale is the large Italian marble angel which inspired Thomas Wolfe’s book Look Homeward, Angel,” tour leader Mary Jo Padgett said. “The angel has recently been freshened up and repaired, and we’ll learn more about her. Some of our most interesting historic figures of various races and ethnic backgrounds lie in rest at Oakdale, with markers and monuments that tell stories and whisper secrets ... so we’ll take some time to explore Hendersonville’s buried past. ”

Groups of eight or more can make arrangements for a private tour in Oakdale Cemetery and also for Padgett’s Guided Walks on Historic Main Street.
Padgett served on Hendersonville City Council for eight years, is a journalist and public relations consultant, co-founder and former executive director of ECO, was associate editor at The Mother Earth News magazine, and conducts programs and guided tours in Paris, France, on the American Revolution. Her parents spent their honeymoon in the Skyland Hotel on Main Street. She grew up on a farm in Rutherford County, and has lived in a 100-year-old house in downtown Hendersonville for 34 years. “I believe that knowing our history enriches our lives,” she said.

To make reservations or for more information, phone Padgett at 828-545-3179 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit www.maryjopadgett.com and click on Guided Walks for a complete schedule. # # #