Foothills Conservancy invites everyone to come out and help celebrate the protection of more than 45,000 acres in the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills including more than 1600 acres surrounding the headwaters of the Catawba River and spectacular Catawba Falls.
This free event will take place Sunday, October 16, 1-4 p.m. on the grounds of the Mountain Gateway Museum located at 24 Waters St. in Old Fort, NC. A guided hike to Catawba Falls is scheduled at 10am. Anyone wishing to participate should meet at the museum for carpooling to the trailhead.
Relax and enjoy foot stomping “Old Timey” music by county locals “The Possum Creek Band”, along with kid’s activities, wildlife skulls & skins displays, critters from Chimney Rock Park, nature displays, a silent auction and a chance to win a weekend “Getaway to Some Places You Love”. “Great Getaway” raffle tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.foothillsconservancy.org or by calling 828-437-9930. The winning ticket will be drawn at the close of the event. A brief presentation recognizing this year’s recipient of the “Ruby Award” will be held at 2:30pm. Frosty’s of Marion will have a selection of wraps, sandwiches and baked goods available for purchase during the event.
Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the day.
Since 1995, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has worked to preserve and protect the places you love across the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills. A regional land trust based in Morganton, the conservancy serves an eight-county area focusing on the special lands and abundant waters of the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains and their foothills.