Earth Stewardship Day in HendersonvilleThe Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) will be holding its annual Earth Stewardship Day in Hendersonville on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  ECO held past Earth Stewardship Days at the Blue Ridge Community College.  However, this year, they are doing something a little different.  Instead of hosting one family and eco-friendly event, they have decided to be a bit more ambitious by holding several different ecologically minded projects around the City of Hendersonville throughout the day.

The ECO believes that the community that works together, thrives together.  Some of the projects for Earth Stewardship Day in Hendersonville include:

  • 7th Ave Community Organic Garden – building orchards and community gardens
  • Boylston Creek – planting grass and pollinator patches along the buffer
  • Fletcher Park – removing weeds and invasive plant species
  • Girl Scout Hut – building orchards and community gardens
  • Holmes Education Forest – trail maintenance
  • Jackson Park – building orchards and community gardens
  • Lewis Creek (Edneyville) – removing a beaver dam
  • Sullivan Park – stream bank restoration

ECO has partnered with several local organizations to make these projects happen.  The public is welcome to join in.  Work on all projects will take place from 9am to 1:30pm.  Afterwards, all Hendersonville area participants are welcome to attend the celebratory picnic being held at the Blue Ridge Community College.  Enjoy musical accompaniment while chowing down on a picnic feast.  If the day gets rained out, Earth Stewardship Day in Hendersonville will be postponed until the following Saturday (May 5, 2012). If you are interested in participating, please call ECO at 828-692-0385 or visit their website.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/04/19/earth-stewardship-day-in-hendersonville/.

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Henderson County's Giant Yard SaleSpring is in the air.  It’s time to open the windows, let the sunshine in and get to work on your spring cleaning. Do you have extra stuff just laying around your Hendersonville home that you have no use for?  How about selling it at one of the biggest yard sales in the county?  On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Henderson County Department of Social Services will be holding its annual yard sale fundraiser event.  From 8am to 12pm, the parking lot of the Henderson County Health Department Building (located at 1200 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville) will play host to the Henderson County Giant Yard Sale and Car Seat Check.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Henderson County Foster Parent Association.

If you are interested in bringing your “stuff” to the Henderson County Giant Yard Sale, all you will need to do is make a minimum $10 donation (more would be greatly appreciated, but everything helps) and bring your own table.  You will be responsible for set up and tear down of your own area.  For more information, call 828-694-6252 or email families4kids@hendersoncountydss.org.  Because April showers sometimes spill over into May, the yard sale will be postponed to the following weekend (May 19, 2012) if the heavens decide to part and dump rain on the morning of May 12th.

The Henderson County Foster Parent Association is a local non-profit organization whose main goal is to help strengthen the foster child/family bond through education, communication, support, advocacy and public awareness. They also provide a communication network that allows foster families to find community resources to help them with their particular needs, including medical care and developmental resources.  In addition to raising funds for the special training required to educate foster parents on the role they play in their foster child’s life, they help promote the benefits of foster parenting to the general public.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/04/12/henderson-countys-giant-yard-sale/.

Asheville Easter Egg Hunt 2012This Sunday, April 8th, is Easter Sunday.  But the Easter Bunny will be visiting the Hendersonville area early.  From 12pm to 2pm on Saturday, April 7, 2012, the Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring the Asheville Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson Park.  In addition to the regular, colored Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny has hidden special prize eggs, candies and grand prize eggs for each age group.  There will be plenty of music, food, inflatable fun for the kiddies and, of course, the big man himself…the Easter Bunny.  And it’s all free to the public.

The egg hunts will be divided up by ages.  Egg hunting times are as follows:

12:30pm: Walkers to 2 years old
12:45pm: 3-4 year olds
1:00pm: 5-6 year olds
1:15pm: 7-8 year olds
1:30pm: 9-10 year olds
1:45pm: Special populations

Bring the family to Jackson Park this Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm for the Asheville Easter Egg Hunt.  It won’t cost you a thing for your children to have a great time hunting for Easter treasures while visiting with the Easter Bunny.  Henderson County residents know how to have fun any time of the year.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Hendersonville real estate blog here: http://rich-cooke.com/2012/04/05/asheville-easter-egg-hunt/.