Great times in Banner Elk at the Pet Fest!
Photos by Jim Swinkola
Disc Dogs Rock at the 2016 Pet Fest in Banner Elk
My Best Friends Barkery team at the 2016 Pet Fest in Banner Elk
Second Chance Dogs of Ashe was present at the 2016 Pet Fest
On July 13th the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce met at Flat Top Brewing Company for our Monthly Afterhours Event. Chamber members look forward to these meetings to catch up with local businesses and share news about their business.
Special at this event, the Banner Elk Chamber awarded Certificates of Appreciation to members of the local media.
Jim Swinkola (left) awarding Tom Lanier of WECR Boone with a Certificate of Appreciation.
Avery Journal receiving Certificate of Appreciation Left to Right: Jim Swinkola, Jamie Shell, Matt Debnam
High Country Press, Ken Ketchie, smiling as Jim Swinkola presents him with Certificate of Appreciation
Jessica Goeden of GoBlueRidge.net (right) was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce
Rhett Mabry, President of The Duke Endowment, reported that nearly $7,000,000 of grants strengthened Avery County organizations over the last 20 years. Presenting to the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk, Mabry noted that Grandfather Home and Crossnore School received 63 grants totaling $3,961,983; Cannon Memorial Hospital received 19 grants for $1,632,916 and rural United Methodist churches banked 13 grants for $388,000. The Duke Endowment is based in Charlotte and has assisted organizations of higher education, healthcare, child care and rural United Methodist churches since 1925. Kiwanis meets on Tuesdays over the lunch hour on the campus of Lees-McRae College.
On July 9th, the "Go Ahead, Play Me" Pianos were unveiled in Banner Elk!
Check all six out! Here are the locations:
We had an amazing first day of both professional and amateur players making beautiful music through out the town of Banner Elk! People from Boone, Banner Elk, and even as far as West Jefferson came to enjoy the pianos. They will be out all month, so stop by to listen and to play!
Betty Upchurch from Fleetwood, NC
Paul Adamson kicks off the first piano!
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Banner Elk, NC is a great place to make your vacation destination! The town offers all varieties of lodging to suit every need and budget, great locally owned restaurants, and fun activities year round. Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure with friends, a romantic getaway, or an unforgettable family vacation you will find it in Banner Elk! Our Chamber prides itself in providing information to our visitors and is always available to help you find the information you need. Call 828-898-8395 or email us at email@example.com