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"TOUR DE FALLS" SET FOR OCTOBER 18 & 19 AT DUPONT STATE FOREST

"TOUR DE FALLS" SET FOR OCTOBER 18 & 19 AT DUPONT STATE FOREST

.Tour De Falls DuPont Forest
This is your chance to see Bridal Veil Falls without hiking 4.4 miles roundtrip!

A 12 mile tour by shuttle bus to four spectacular sites in DuPont State Recreational Forest: Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia.
     
This is a family friendly event that takes place Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19.

Buses will leave the event parking area approximately every 30 minutes from 9am until 2:30 pm. By getting off the bus at each stop visitor will be able to get great views of the falls, take photos and explore the forest. The tour takes 3 hours or longer, depending on how much time
is spent at each stop.

The event parking area is located near 89 Buck Forest Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718(GPS 35.191111, -82.622778) a short distance from the High Falls access and parking area. Look for the Tour De Falls directional signs as you near the event area.

Volunteers will be on each bus and at each stop to provide information about the history of the area and our efforts to protect the historical and natural resources within this 10,400-acre forest.

A donation of $6 for ages 6 to 17 and $12 for ages 18 and up is requested. We accept donations by cash or check, but cannot process credit cards. Buses are not handicap-accessible. Pets are not allowed on the buses.  Reservations are not accepted.

Visitors should bring snacks and water, as there are no food concessions. Triple Falls and High Falls have covered shelters with picnic tables.

Light refreshments will be available in the lodge overlooking Lake Julia, which is the last stop on the tour.

DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in Henderson and Transylvania counties in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Tour de Falls is an event sponsored by the Friends of DuPont Forest (FODF). Friends of DuPont Forest is a non-profit organization that works with the North Carolina Forest Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to enhance the recreational experience and preserve the natural resources in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Donations to Friends of DuPont Forest are used to finance construction projects such as shelters, access steps at the waterfalls, to maintain 80+ miles of trails, and to support research and educational projects that protect historical and natural resources within DuPont State Recreational Forest. You are invited to become a member of this vital organization. For membership applications, directions, and additional DuPont State Recreational Forest info visit our web site at www.dupontforest.com or call 828-877-6527.

 

 

LEAF EXPERTS PREDICT A GOOD FALL COLOR SEASON IN WNC

LEAF EXPERTS PREDICT A GOOD FALL COLOR SEASON IN WNC

September 23 - The progress of fall colors in the Great Smoky Mountains may be about to shift from neutral and into gear. The last two weeks have been unusually warm and damp, and colors have not progressed much. But with nighttime lows now hitting the lower 40s and upper 30s, that should rapidly change.

Lower down, several species of trees have just started to change. Sycamore, sassafras, witch hazel, buckeye, tuliptree, black gum, sourwood, Virginia creeper, sumacs and black walnut are all showing hints of color. Migrating birds are flocking to the dogwoods’ red berries. Fall wildflowers are also conspicuous, including jewelweed, asters, goldenrod and white snakeroot.

Good places for a drive include Clingmans Dome Road and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a great time to hike Mt. Le Conte! Upper Deep Creek Trail is also gorgeous this time of year.

The peak of fall colors at the higher elevations is likely to be at least 10 days away. At the lower and mid elevations, colors traditionally peak in late October or early November. At this time, we predict colors will be on the later side.

Park officials are happy to see a bumper crop of oak acorns, which should help black bears gain the weight they nel With sunny days and cool nights in the forecast, the march of fall colors should be picking up the pace very shortly. Reports from New England portend that the timing of this year’s colors may be normal to a tad late across the Appalachians.

Sourwood trees on the drier slopes are showing nice reds now. Witch-hobble leaves at the higher elevations are burgundy. A smattering of dogwood trees have begun the change. Blackgum trees will soon be blushing red. Fruits, such as the fuchsia seedpods of magnolia trees and oak acorns are now conspicuous.

By late September look for more color at the higher elevations as American beech and yellow birch trees transition to gold. Early changers at the lower elevations like sourwood, blackgum, dogwood, yellow buckeye, Virginia creeper, sumacs, and tuliptree should then be near peak. Parkwide, the peak of fall colors generally occurs between late October and early November.

The elk rut is now in full swing in both Cataloochee Valley and at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center area; and bears are busy gobbling acorns in Cades Cove.

 

 

LAUREL PARK GETS "CLEAN WATER" GRANT FOR RHODODENDRON LAKE PARK

 Conceptual rendering of the site with the sediment bay and re-opened stream path in and out of the lake.

The Town of Laurel Park has been selected by the Board of Trustees of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) to receive a grant for $63,550 for Phase II of Rhododendron Lake Park. The grant provides the Town with the necessary funds to help protect water quality by eliminating sections of a subsurface culvert pipe into and out of the lake, and create a sedimentation pond to allow sediment to be captured, monitored, and removed before it reaches the lake. Restoration of the lake’s shoreline creates a buffer area and filter for the lake while providing a habitat for native plant and bird species. Removal of lake debris and the renovation to a bottom outflow device will improve oxygen levels and stabilize water temperatures within the aquatic system, and should enhance water quality to a level that would support native trout populations.

In 2009, the Town acquired the property, nowknown as Rhododendron Lake Park, and developed a three-phase plan to create a 10-acre nature park encompassing the old lakebed property and recently purchased adjacent parcels. Built in 1909, the lake was created by the building of an earthen dam on an unnamed headwaters stream for Wash Creek. The dam was removed in the early 1980’s but an approximately 1 acre lake remains. Many Henderson County residents have fond memories of swimming and sunbathing at Laurel Park Lake.

In 2013, contractors and volunteers began the first phase of a three-phase multi-year project to create Rhododendron Lake Park from the old lakebed. The primary goal of Phase I was to realign the channeled stream, which was causing erosion under Lake Drive. Starting at the south end of Lake Drive near the Villas, the stream now flows on a northerly path through the park, cascading over newly created falls at the north end before continuing to Wash Creek at Laurel Green Park. The Army Corps of Engineers recently completed its first year inspection of the project, including an evaluation of the stream banks for any signs of erosion as well as the overall health of the stream in terms of invertebrate development. They also gauged how well the plant growth is progressing along the stream and inside the buffer area. The Corps found no significant issues with the stream project; rather the assessment found that the project is in great shape and moving ahead as required. The Corps will monitor the project for another four years, at which time the Town will assume maintenance and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will take over the monitoring.

With the generous assistance of the CWMTF, Phase II will allow the Town to remove the silt from the lake, create riparian buffers adjacent to the stream and lake, acquire a key parcel adjacent to the existing park, and establish educational programs. Construction on the two-year project is expected to begin in 2015. In addition to the grant from CWMTF, the past and planned Rhododendron Lake Park improvements have been possible only with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Henderson County’s Legislative Delegation, and the Laurel Park Parks & Greenway Board.

During Phase I of the project, the generous donation of over $12,500 from residents and visitors, enabled the Town to plant approximately 400 established specimens of shrubs and trees in the conservation easement area. Laurel Park is seeking additional public donations that will help fund walking trails and other park amenities to be located around the lake. Interested in learning more, or donating to future plantings, trail construction, or park amenities? Contact Town Hall at 693-4840.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE "MEMPHIS BELLE" TO FLY OVER ASHEVILLE-HENDERSONVILLE SKIES

Picture - B-17 Flying Fortress ´Memphis Belle´. Fotosearch - Search Stock Photography, Photos, Prints, Images, and Photo Clipart
 
WHKP'S RANDY HOUSTON WILL BE ON BOARD TAKING THE MEDIA FLIGHT MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH...BE LISTENING FOR REPORTS, AND BE WATCHING WHKP.COM FOR PHOTOS
 
The Movie "Memphis  Belle", a restored WWII B-17  "flying fortress" bomber will take to the skies over Asheville  on Monday September 29th. ( Media  flights September 29th at Noon, Public flights and Ground tours  available on Saturday & Sunday October 4-5.
 
Sixty nine  years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring  freedom to oppressed peoples. Our B-17's  mission for today is to educate  the people of America about the courages WWII veterans, and remember those brave  aircrew who never made it home.
 
"Memphis Belle" is a living museum, our heritage  not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, three dimensions,  here and now. You are invited to come touch the past and fly through ageless  skies.
 
 

LOCAL BURGLARY INVESTIGATED OVER THE WEEKEND; SUSPECT ARRESTED

 

 

At approximately 11:20 PM on 9/20/2014 officers from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Jeter Mountain Road  where a burglary in progress was reported.

When officers arrived at the residence they found the door frame and glass door broken leading into the residence. The homeowner had been assaulted by a suspect who had broken into the residence looking to steal money. The resident was able to call 911 and was not severely  injured. The suspect left the home prior to the officer's arrival however the officers were able to collect evidence at the scene of the crime.  

Approximately 2 hours later officers responded to a disturbance a short distance away from the original burglary call. There officers took Samuel Allen Taylor, age 31 of 215 DuPont Estate Drive in Hendersonville into custody.

Officers were able to link him to the original burglary on Jeter Mountain Road. Taylor is charged with First Degree Burglary, Injury to Real Property and Assault on a Female.

Taylor’s bond is set at $24,500 and he remains in custody at the Henderson County Detention Facility awaiting his first appearance hearing.

 

 

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WARNS OF SCAMS IN THIS AREA

 

 

 

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has recently taken reports of potential scams going on in the area. The first scam concerns a caller identifying themselves from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller ID will show the call coming from a 202 area code which is Washington DC in attempt to legitimize the phone call. However do not give any information to the caller as this is a scam and has also been reported in other areas throughout Western North Carolina.

 

The other scam that appears to be praying on elderly citizens in the county. It involves a caller stating that a crime against a spouse is being investigated and the callers are asking for personal information about you and your spouse and if it is not given you will be arrested. Again this is a scam that is going around and please do not engage the callers in any way if you are contacted.

Please contact the Henderson County Sheriff's Office at 828-697-4911 if you have any questions concerning calls of this nature.

 

 

 

SERVICES FOR GEORGE HAMILTON IV SET FOR 11AM WEDNESDAY IN THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

SERVICES FOR GEORGE HAMILTON IV SET FOR 11AM WEDNESDAY IN THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

georgehamilton

VISITATION WILL BE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD FROM 4 TO 7PM AT WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME IN FRANKLIN, TENN.  FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.  MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE AT 11AM WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIuM IN NASHVILLE AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

FAMOUS NASHVILLE COUNTRY MUSIC STAR, GEORGE HAMILTON, IV (L) pictured with the late Kermit Edney, President of WHKP RADIO in the downtown Hendersonville Gazebo during a special on-air LIVE appearance in the mid-seventies. 

Hamilton, who was still a 'regular' on the Grand Ole Opry on WSM RADIO in Nashville, Tennessee suffered a serious heart-attack last Saturday and died on Wednesday September 17 in a Nashville hospital with his family by his side.

Several local Hendersonville residents report seeing Hamilton, IV, in a special performance at the Ryman Auditorium several months ago as he appearned with his son, George Hamilton, V, and he joked that he couldn't wait until his grandson, George Hamilton, VI, would be joining them on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

Hamilton was a native of Winston-Salem, N.C. where his father was President of the GOODY'S headache powder company.  He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and one of his first professional performances was at the NC Apple Festival here in Hendersonville in the late 1950's.

His was a soft voice that endeared him to thousands of fans throughout this country and Canada.  He won many awards over the span of his career and visited Hendersonville on several occasions, always holding this town in special reverence as to his meager beginnings in country music.  He was a good friend of the late Kermit Edney., and would appear at the 'becon call' of Edney in appreciation of his beginnings at the apple festival. 

WHKP at 1450 AM on the radio dial, will be 'celebrating his life' and accomplishments by playing some of his music over the next several days including his signature song, ABILENE, along with A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to:

Fries Memorial Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Oak Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, Franklin, Tenn.

Opry Trust Fund, Nashville, Tenn.e  

HE PERFORMED TWICE IN HIS CAREER AT THE NC APPLE FESTIVAL IN HENDERSONVILLE, AND YOU CAN HEAR A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO HIM ON WHKP'S PODCASTS ON THE HOME PAGE AT WHKP.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PLANS FOR NEW JOINT ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PLANS FOR NEW JOINT ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER

Cost of health education facility hits  35 1 million

 ON 6TH AVENUE WEST...95,000 SQUARE FEET...$32 MILLION TOTAL COST

Henderson County's Board of Commissioners gave their approval Wednesday morning to one of the most exciting, visionary, and far-reaching projects in the history of the city and county. The commissioners approved plans for the new state-of-the-art 32 million dollar, 95 thousand square foot Joint Allied Health Education Center to be constructed on the Pardee Hospital main campus on Sixth Avenue West adjacent to the existing hospital's Medical Office Building.

This venture was created earlier this year jointly by the city, the county, Wingate University, Blue Ridge Community College, and Pardee Hospital. At Wednesday mornings commissioners meeting, Dr. Molly Parkhill of the community college said the community college is proud to be part of it.

Pardee Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Kirby told the commissioners that the hospitals participation in the venture is being supported by the hospitals medical staff, board of directors, and by their partner UNC-Health Care.

The need for more space for Wingate University's Hendersonville campus was a main catalyst that helped drive the creation of the new facility and a Wingate spokesman told commissioners Wednesday morning that it is indeed something new and special for Western North Carolina.

Preliminary plans for the new facility were described for commissioners in detail by project architect, Chad Roberson, who pointed out the bottom level of the new facility will be a state-of-the-art cancer center for Pardee Hospital. Deeply tied to the Pardee main campus, the architect said the facility will create a "flow" between the hospital and both the Wingate and the community college spaces on the second and third levels...and the new facility will include such amenities as a healing garden, a roof garden, courtyard and more.

The new cancer center will include a surgical suite, infusion therapy center, oncology facilities and easy ambulance access.

Architect Chad Roberson gave the commissioners details on the cost of the new facility.

The architect also outlined for commissioners the schedule for constructing the new facility.  Work will likely begin in the spring of 2015 and most of the facility should be completed by the summer of 2016.

In response to questions from commissioners, the facility's architect explained it has been designed too for future expansion as the hospital, community college, and Wingate campus all continue to grow.

Also in response to questions from commissioners, architect Chad Roberson said the facility is being designed to accomodate the traffic on Sixth Avenue West and associated traffic issues:

At the conclusion of the architect's presentation Wednesday morning, county manager Steve Wyatt and Finance Director Carey McClelland outlined how the $32 million dollar facility will be paid for, largely by paying for itself...and Wyatt referred to the new facility as a "legacy" for the commissioners.

And after all the presentations Wednesday morning, the county commissioners wasted no time moving to approve the plans and move the new state-of-the-art health education facility forward...when Chairman Charlie Messer accepted a motion to approve the plans made by Commissioner Larry Young.

As a footnote, commissioner Grady Hawkins pointed out the county soon will be looking at some other major capital projects in addition to this one...like a new EMS and Rescue Squad facility and a new Hendersonville High School.

By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman

Updated 11am 9/17/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BUSY FALL COLOR SEASON ANTICIPATED FOR WNC AND THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

A BUSY FALL COLOR SEASON ANTICIPATED FOR WNC AND THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

 

 

The Blue Ridge Parkway is expecting a robust fall visitor season along the 469-mile linear national park which offers breathtaking scenic beauty and a wide variety of educational and cultural experiences. October is historically one of the Parkway’s highest visitation months and park managers anticipate that tradition to continue.

Visitors can find helpful information as they plan for their Parkway experience from a variety of sources. The park website provides a real-time road closure map, facility schedules, safety information, suggested itineraries, visitor center locations, and much more at www.nps.gov/blri. Recorded late season wildflower blooming and fall foliage information is available at 828.298.0398 and is updated regularly. Visitors can follow park updates on social media at www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeNPS.

Park visitors are encouraged to plan visits carefully to avoid unexpected road or weather conditions. Considering its unique design and changes in elevation, the Parkway drive is different than most and visitors are encouraged to pay extra attention when driving. The safest way to enjoy fall color is by parking at overlooks available along the motor road at regular intervals. In addition, park staff remind visitors that the Parkway is a living and fragile resource. Visitors can help protect it by following park regulations while in the park.

Parkway staff has begun making preparations for seasonal facility closures. The full listing of facilities, with 2014 closing dates if applicable, is available below and on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/hours.htm.

2014 FALL/WINTER FACILITY SCHEDULE:

CAMPGROUNDS (Reservations before Oct. 24, 2014 visit recreation.gov. Camping on walk-in basis between Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2014)

MILEPOST

CAMPGROUND

OPEN THROUGH

NOTES

60.8

Otter Creek Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

167.1

Rocky Knob Campground

2-Nov

Two loops open for season; Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

239.2

Doughton Park Campground

2-Nov

RV loop and one tent camping loop open for season; Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

296.9

Price Park Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

316.4

Linville Falls Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

408.8

Mt. Pisgah Campground

2-Nov

Full services available through the evening of November 1, 2014.

CONCESSION FACILITIES

MILEPOST

CONCESSION

OPEN THROUGH

NOTES

85.6

Peaks of Otter Lodge

30-Nov

Open through lunch on Sun., November 30, 2014; Open weekends & holidays through the winter; visit peaksofotter.com for more information.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Country Store

31-Oct

Open Wednesday through Sun., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

176.2

Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop

2-Nov

Visit mabrymillrestaurant.com for more information.

258.7

Northwest Trading Post

31-Oct

Visit facebook.com/profile.php?id=531619223549658 for more information

294

Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor

30-Nov

Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Visit craftguild.org for more information.

296.9

Price Park Boat Rental

Staggered beginning Sept. 30

Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. through September 30, 2014. Open weekends, weather permitting, Fri. through Sun. through October 26, 2014; visit wix.com/pricelakeboatrentals/blueridgeparkway for more information.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Visit craftguild.org for seasonal hours, special events, and more information.

408.8

Pisgah Inn & Restaurant

2-Nov

Open through breakfast on Sun., November 2, 2014; visit pisgahinn.com for more information.

PICNIC AREAS (Restrooms available at all picnic areas. Picnic Areas close for the season at dusk on Sun., November 2, 2014.)

MILEPOST

PICNIC AREA

OPEN THROUGH

NOTES

8.5

Humpback Rocks Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

63.6

James River Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

85.6

Peaks of Otter Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

120.4

Roanoke Mtn. Day Use Area

2-Nov

Last concert of the season on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

154.5

Smart View Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

169

Rocky Knob Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

188.8

Groundhog Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

217.5

Cumberland Knob Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

241.1

Doughton Park Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

271.9

Jeffress Park Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

296.4

Price Park Picnic Area

Open Year Round

Portable toilets only after November 2, 2014.

316.4

Linville Falls Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

367.6

Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

407.8

Mt. Pisgah Picnic Area

2-Nov

 

VISITOR CONTACT STATIONS & AREAS OF INTEREST

MILEPOST

VISITOR CTR/ AREA

OPEN THROUGH

NOTES

6

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

2-Nov

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6

Humpback Rocks Farm

26-Oct

Seasonal cultural and farmlife demonstrations daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After Oct. 26, grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

63.6

James River Visitor Center

2-Nov

Open Wed. - Sun., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

85.6

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

2-Nov at 4:00 p.m.

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

85.6

Johnson Farm

6-Oct

Open Th. - Mon.,  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

169

Rocky Knob Visitor Center

26-Oct

Weekends only, Sat. - Sun., 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

176.2

Mabry Mill Exhibits

Cultural demonstrations through Oct. 26, 2014

Grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

213

Blue Ridge Music Center

2-Nov

Visitor Center & Roots of American Music Exhibit close November 2, 2014. Mid Day Music also concludes Nov. 2. Last outdoor concert of the season Sat., October 11, 2014; visit blueridgemusiccenter.com for more information.

238.5

Brinegar Cabin

26-Oct

Open Sat. & Sun. only, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

294

Moses Cone Manor House

2-Nov

Visitor Center open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Manor House Tours conclude for the seaon on October 19, 2014. Estate grounds open year round for self-guided tour.

304.4

Linn Cove Visitor Center

2-Nov

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

316.4

Linville Falls Visitor Center

11-Nov

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with full utilities through Nov. 2, 2014, Portable toilets on site from November 3 - 11, 2014.

330.9

North Carolina Museum of Minerals

Open Year Round

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Closed daily for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. beginning November 2, 2014.

364.5

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

11-Nov

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with full utilities through Nov. 2, 2014, Portable toilets on site from November 3 - 11, 2014.

382.2

Folk Art Center

Open Year Round

Seasonal hours: Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m through December; Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. January through March.

384.5

Asheville Visitor Center

Open Year Round

Open Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

451.2

Waterrock Knob Visitor Center

2-Nov

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 * Please note, schedule subject to change.

 

 

FARM-CITY DAY SET FOR OCTOBER 4TH AT JACKSON PARK

FARM-CITY DAY SET FOR OCTOBER 4TH AT JACKSON PARK

 
 

 

FARM CITY DAY

Hendersonville, NC

  

Date:    October 4, 2014

 

Place:   Jackson Park

 

Time:     10:00am-4:00pm

 

Admission:  Free Family Fun

Farm City Day is a free, family-oriented educational event that offers both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment & tools, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children's activities, games, wagon rides, demonstrations, displays, competitions, food and learn about agriculture. Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo and animal demonstrations. A special children's section will include hands-on activities, farm animals, and old-time demonstrations. There will be games, such as: an egg toss, sack race and corn shucking. 

 

Live regional entertainment will be featured in the park throughout the day.  Enjoy traditional Appalachian square dancing, clogging, singing, and bluegrass bands.

 

Farm City Day began in 1955 by the Cooperative Extension Service and Kiwanis International.  The Festival highlights the dependency of farm people and city people on each other for products and services essential to modern living.  The Farm City program was designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and development of shared activities creating a feeling of mutual understanding and goodwill. In 1986 Farm City Day was moved to Jackson Park. North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Henderson County Parks and Recreation work together to coordinate the one-day event.

Whether you’re city folks or country folks, Farm City Day will fill your day with wholesome fun for the whole family.

 

For additional information or a schedule of events call the Henderson County Parks & Recreation Department, (828) 697-4884 or Henderson County Cooperative Extension (828) 697-4891.