Fundraising for two-mile Peak Mountain Trail in Seven Devils Continues

In a town council meeting on Feb. 13, the town of Seven Devils authorized grant applications for the Recreation Trails Program and the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for the new Peak Mountain Trail on land owned by BRC.

“The town council has great vision for creating and preserving more green areas in and around the town of Seven Devils,” said Debbie Powers, town manager.

RTP Grants require a 25 percent commitment by the applying community, so with the $20,000 approved by Seven Devils, the maximum the town could receive from the grant is $80,000.

The PARTF grant requires a 50 percent match, which the town and RTP grant would cover. 

“This goes along with our Parks and Recreation Master Plan,” noted town clerk Hillary Gropp.

The town worked with Blue Ridge Conservancy — who acquired 295 acres on Peak Mountain since 2016 thanks to generous donations from Fred and Alice Stanback — to develop the plan for the proposed trail and apply for the grants.

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Nikki Robinson
Howard Knob Community Park Clean Up

June 2nd is National Trails Day! National Trails Day amplifies the important role that protected natural environments and the outdoors play in the health and economy of communities across the United States.

In honor of National Trails Day, Destination by Design, High Country Recreation, and Stick Boy Bakery are partnering with BRC to host a clean up day at Howard Knob Community Park. Please join us to beautify this Boone landmark from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Coffee and pastries are provided by our friends at Stick Boy.

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Gamekeeper Auction on June 6th

BRC is hosting the 18th annual Gamekeeper Auction on Wednesday, June 6 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM at the Blowing Rock American Legion.
 
We invite everyone in the community to come out and enjoy an evening of great food and drink provided by local businesses to help support Blue Ridge Conservancy’s mission to protect our North Carolina resources.

A silent and live auction and will feature local prizes donated from our community sponsors. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on local art, pottery, vacation packages, and many other items while enjoying food catered by Gamekeeper, and a variety of beer and wines from local vendors.
 
Individual tickets are $30 each or $50 for two. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://blueridgeconservancy.org/ or by calling 828-264-2511. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
 
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Nikki, or sign up online

If you are interested in donating an item to auction off at the event, please call the office at 828-264-2511. 
 
The Blowing Rock American Legion is located at 333 Wallingford Street, Blowing Rock. 

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Nikki Robinson