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Run for Shindig on the Green 5K Race Fundraiser

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – The Folk Heritage Committee, which produces Shindig on the Green, is excited to announce the third annual Run For Shindig on the Green, a fun and healthy way to help support Shindig, featuring a 5K Race and one mile Fun Walk/Run. The event takes place Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Carrier Park in Asheville with the 5K Race beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Walk/Run beginning at 8:35 a.m. The Run For Shindig on the Green 5K kicks off the 48th season of Shindig and is a key element in securing necessary funding for the free and beloved Shindig on the Green summer Saturday evenings in Asheville.

Two overall winners will be recognized at this year’s first Shindig on the Green, on the evening of June 28th, and all race participants are encouraged to attend. The overall male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a beautiful mug featuring the Folk Heritage Committee logo and handcrafted by Mangum Pottery in Weaverville, NC. There will be additional medals and ribbons awarded to the winners of age divisions of the 5K Race. Post-race snacks and water provided courtesy of Sam’s Club. Race management timing and finish line services are performed by Right On Time Productions; race results will be available five minutes after the last runner finishes.

 

Over 30,000 people attend Shindig on the Green for free throughout the summer. While the crowds of locals and visitors at Shindig have grown over the years for the free evenings, so have the costs. The non-profit Folk Heritage Committee must raise funds to cover the costs at Shindig on the Green for goods and services such as sound equipment and technicians. All proceeds from the June 28th 5K and Fun Walk/Run will help to cover the “free” Shindig’s very real operating costs, which average several thousand dollars per evening. The Folk Heritage Committee produces Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in order to support the preservation and continuation of the traditional music, dance and storytelling heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig takes place in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green, on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.  Dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the region’s rich cultural heritage, Shindig on the Green’s 48th summer season is scheduled for June 28; July 5, 12, 19; August 9, 16, 23, and 30. For more information, visit www.folkheritage.org or call the Folk Heritage Info Line: 828-258-6101 x345.

Registration: Registration is open! Register for the “Run for Shindig on the Green” 5K Race and Fun Walk/Run online at www.active.com. Online registration closes Thursday June 26th. T-Shirts will be available for pre-registered participants only. There will be no T-shirts available for race-day registrants. Day-of-race registration is 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Carrier Park: The June 28th 5K and Fun Run fundraiser takes place at Carrier Park at the intersection of Amboy Road and Michigan Avenue in West Asheville.

From I-240 East: Take Exit 1C.

From I-240 West: Take Exit 1B. Take a left at the light and your next left after that, back onto I-240 East.  Stay on the ramp to take Exit 1C onto Amboy road. Carrier Park will be on the right after about .25 miles.

Parking: Parking is limited to 280 spaces at Carrier Park so please carpool if possible.

Chai Pani Fundraiser Tonight for Free Medical Clinic in India

Monday, December 12th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Chai Pani Indian Restaurant downtown Asheville has their annual fundraiser tonight! Chai Pani is hosting a fundraiser for the Meher Free Dispensary.  Just by eating dinner with Chai Pani, you will be helping to provide much needed free medical for villagers in rural India.  20% of all sales will be donated, and 100% of donations go directly for medical care.  And, of course, there will be opportunity if you are moved to donate even more!

Plus, awesome food specials whipped up by Meherwan!

It happens between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.  No need for reservations.  We hope to have a busy, busy night.

“Esperienza!” Park Ridge Health’s Gala Fundraiser to Take Place Oct. 27

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Park Ridge Health Foundation’s new annual gala and fundraiser, Esperienza! will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock. This year’s gala will introduce the first annual “P.J. Moore, Jr., M.D. and Arthur A. Pearson, M.D. Award of Excellence.”  Dr. Moore  will be honored as the first award recipient in recognition of his and his late partner’s more than 50 years of outstanding medical service to the community.

The proceeds from Esperienza! will benefit several of Park Ridge Health’s clinical and community services, including the Wellness on Wheels (W.O.W.) program. W.O.W. provides $900,000 in free health screenings each year to the underserved in our community. Proceeds also will benefit KidPower , a program to reverse childhood obesity, as well as Project C.A.R.E., which assists caregivers struggling to care for loved ones who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Esperienza!” will feature silent and live auctions, entertainment by The Millie Palmer Quartet, a surprise musical presentation and a chef-prepared, plated dinner. To reserve a seat at “Esperienza!” please contact the Park Ridge Health Foundation at 828.681.2421.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 44 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).