WALNUT CREEK COMMUNITY FALL GATHERING & BARBECUE

Walnut Creek Fall Gathering & Barbecue

Saturday Sept. 23, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Walnut Creek Community Center

1566 Walnut Creek Road

We will have live local singers bluegrass and gospel music, silent auction, 50/50 drawing, $300.00 cash drawing, bake sale and barbeque.

Barbeque plates include bbq,baked beans,slaw and drink.

Prices are $10.00 Adults….$5.00 Kids 5-10…Kids under 5 free.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!!!

Contact any of the WCCC folks for tickets. You may call Sandra Plemmons 649-2018 for more info.

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Fall BBQ Dinner and Music Concert Fundraiser

We are excited to announce the details of the Fall fundraiser set for Saturday October 8th, 2016 at the Community Center Site.  The flyer is also attached at the bottom of this post – please feel free to share this event with family and friends!

There will be a flea market starting at 7:00 am and running until 12:00 noon.  Come check out the local vendors.  If you are interested in setting up a booth, space are 15′ x 20′ for $20.  Please call Kathy Hunter at 649-2563 for details and to reserve your booth space.

In the afternoon, events will begin around 4:00 pm.

There will be a BBQ dinner available.  Each plate includes a serving of BBQ, a dinner roll, baked beans, slaw, and a drink.  BBQ is catered by High Ridge Adventures – a Marshall based restaurant. Adult plates are $10, Kids (ages 5-10) plates are $5, and children under 5 eat free.  There will also be a bake sale offering sweet treats for those with a sweet tooth!

Throughout the evening, there will be local musicians performing Bluegrass and Gospel tunes.  The music concert is a free event, please feel free to tell your friends and family and be sure to bring a chair, as there is no seating at the site currently.

We will also be running a ducky derby.  Rubber ducks will be available for purchase (1 duck for $2 or 3 ducks for $5).  The ducks will be dumped into Walnut Creek and the first duck to reach the finish line will be pulled out – the owner will win a $200 cash prize.

While all these events are taking place, there will also be a silent auction with many local crafts and goods available.  The silent auction drawing will end at 7:00 pm. This list will be updated as more items are donated:

  • Hot Springs Getaway:  Includes two spa tickets to the Hot Springs Resort and Spa, and a gift certificate to dinner at the BBQ restaurant in downtown Hot Springs
  • Culinary Lot:  A brand-new NuWave Oven and the Enon Baptist Church Cookbook.
  • Pantry Delights: Handcrafted jams, jellies, and sauces from local canners.
  • Baby Items: A handcrafted baby quilt from the late local artist Dolly Ramsey, pacifiers, and stuffed animal.
  • Quilt: A handcrafted full/queen bed quilt from the late local artist Dolly Ramsey.

If there is a chance of rain – the event will be held in the Enon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, about a mile down the road from the Community Center Site.

FLYER – feel free to share this with your friends and neighbors!

Please check back often, as we will be updating the silent auction items as they are donated.  If you have interest to donate an item to the silent auction, please call Sara Camuso 649-6018

June Meeting Summary – Fall Fundraiser Update

The June meeting was held at the new picnic pavilion at the future community center site.   It was a beautiful evening and much was accomplished.

We discussed the financial costs of adding guttering and gravel to widen the entrance road into the pavilion area, smooth the step-up into the pavilion itself, and add guttering to the edges of the pavilion to prevent erosion during heavy storms. (for more details, you can contact the Community Club Officers through the email listed on the contact page).

Given the cost of the improvements listed above, we have decided to host a fundraiser this fall to financially support the changes.  Though the fundraiser is still in planning phase, there were several components that were determined at the meeting.

**PLEASE NOTE: These are tentative plans and will be confirmed at the next meeting on July 19.  If you are interested in attending, please see the upcoming events page for details.

The fundraiser will be held on October 8th at the picnic pavilion. There will be a yard sale/flea market from 7am to noon.  Members of the community and Madison County Area are encouraged to apply for a booth area.  Booth areas will most likely be approximately 10′ x 20′ and cost $10 for the vendor.  Vendors must provide their own tables and or popups if they so choose.

The afternoon events will begin at 4pm.  There will be tickets for a BBQ dinner (including BBQ, bun, coleslaw, baked beans, and a drink).  Adult dinner will be $10.00, Children 5-10 years of age: $5.00, and children under the age of 5 eat free!

There will be bluegrass, gospel, and country singers performing on stage throughout the evening.  Performers are local community members.  If you are interested in performing or have a recommendation for a performer, please contact the community club officers via our contact page.

We will also be hosting a Duck Derby down Walnut Creek.  Ducks are $2.00 a piece or 3 for $5.00.  Cash prizes will be given to the first three winners.  You may purchase your ducks in advance or at the event.

Throughout the evening, there will also be a silent auction of local, handcrafted goods, as well as a bake sale to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Please pass the word around as we would love to see many members of the community (and Madison County folks) join us in celebrating our first event in the new pavilion.

April Meeting Summary

Spring is in the air and big changes are being added to the new picnic pavilion.  Many thanks to the carpentry and masonry students from Madison High School, we now have a solid cement floor, strong pillars and beautiful roof over our heads.    We will now be turning our energies towards a summer fundraiser to support the financial cost of the finishing touches for the restrooms, electricity throughout, and an outdoor kitchen.  Once these updates are in place, we will proceed with the other site plans.

The walking trail around the property will be the next project.  This will give members of the community a safe, beautiful place to exercise on a mulched walking trail.  Future ideas include a community garden and memory benches positioned around the walking trail and with views of the creek.

The fall goal of the community club is to collect donations for purchasing Leyland Cypress trees to create a screen for the property border.  This will give the picnic  pavilion and future community building added privacy and add to the beautification of our community. For more information, please visit the Fundraising Page on our website or feel free to ask an officer or community club member!

Our next meeting is Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Fellowship Hall in Enon Baptist Church.  Please join us as we will be voting on fundraising projects and would love to hear your ideas!

Annual Community Club Meeting – Madison County Ag Extension Office

Held Thursday October 8,2015 and hosted by the Agricultural Extension Office in Madison County, NC.

Members of various community clubs of Madison County gathered for a potluck dinner on Thursday evening to share a meal, enjoy mountain music performed by Madison County’s talented FFA students, and to discuss their goings-on, fundraising endeavors, and events to support local needs.  Clubs shared photos of their events from this past year.

Highlights include:  A new restaurant at the Spring Creek Community Center, firewood collection for elderly families in need by the Upper Laurel Community Club, an astounding amount of volunteer hours provided by Walnut Community Club for the building of a new family retreat center, and a Christmas Light Competition hosted by the Revere-Rice Cove Community Club.

Also highlighted was the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center located in the Upper Laurel Community.  Events are hosted to support Appalachian Arts and community outreach.

A $100 prize was awarded to the community club with the most members present.  This year’s prize was awarded to the Upper Laurel Community Club, present with 26 members.