Join Us for the Great American Backyard Campout
On June 22, 2013, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in a one-night FREE event that will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature.
Be a part of the movement! The positive effects of daily, unstructured time outdoors on kids’ health are well-documented and wide-ranging. National Wildlife Federation encourages families and friends to Be Out There™ in order to give back to American children what they don’t even know they’ve lost—their connection to the natural world.
In Western North Carolina, Elk Knob State Park Rangers invite novice campers to take your Great American Backyard Campout to the woods from 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd, until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23rd.
This is the fifth year that Elk Knob has participated in the campout which introduces families to the joy of camping without the expense of buying equipment. It is a great event for two main reasons: it allows participants a night of supervised camping at Elk Knob State Park, and we provide the tents, dinner, s'mores and interesting programs to fill the night with entertainment. Learn more about the national Great American Backyard Campout®. To register, please call 828-297-7261. Can’t make it to the Park? Shake out your sleeping bags in the back yard and enjoy a summer evening under the stars!
Haywood's Historic Farmers Market
Come on down to Pigeon Street every Saturday through October for Western North Carolina’s second largest farmers market, conveniently located in Downtown Waynesville.
You’ll find locally-grown produce and locally-raised meats, freshly-caught mountain trout, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, herbs, edible flowers and more. Click HERE for more information.
Stars and Stripes Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Waynesville from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Restaurants will be open and there'll be live music and entertainment happenings, refreshments, and fun for all ages!
You can find out more about this event and more at www.downtownwaynesville.com.
Boston Love Shirts Arrive at Mast Store
From Mast General Store's Graphics Buyer: “Our community and employees have spoken! We have just finalized our Boston Love Tee in honor of those impacted by the tragedy on April 15th. Life is Good is donating 100% of their profits from the Boston Love Tee to The One Fund Boston. We hope the t-shirt will help people all over the country begin to heal with Boston while conveying a message of unification to our community that "Nothing is Stronger than LOVE.”
From The Boston Globe on April 25th:
Life is Good, whose Boylston Street office was less than 40 feet from the second bomb blast, sold 15,000 T-shirts in just two days on its website and at two stores; the company is delivering the shirt to hundreds of franchise stores and wholesale customers this week.
On Thursday, Judy Scott, visiting from Maylene, Ala., bought two T-shirts at Life is Good on Newbury Street as she waited, cellphone in hand, to hear whether her three kids wanted them as well. She also bought two Boston Strong T-shirts¬ at Cheers.
“This is one way we can let people in Boston know we’re supporting them from around the country,” Scott said.
Boston Love men’s and women’s t-shirts are being sold in all Mast Stores. These shirts are sold at the unique price of $26.20 to represent the distance of the marathon. To find out more about The One Fund, click HERE. In short, the goal is to dispense all proceeds to the bombing victims and their families by June 30th.