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Mountain Air News

Yancey 2015 Summer Food Program: A Community Initiative

The 2015 Summer Food Program was once again a tremendous success. Through collaborative effort, 500 deliveries were made to community families who needed help with food this summer. The recipient families all have children who benefit from the free/reduced lunch program at school or Head Start during the school months. Deliveries included fresh and local produce that was purchased from TRACTOR or donated by Dig In! Yancey Community Garden; food staples purchased through the Reconciliation House, healthy recipes, listings of area resources, and donated children’s books that were collected by Yancey Library, Blue Ridge Partnership for Children, and Reconciliation House.

Fresh produce delivered this year included: apples, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, collards, corn, cucumbers, garlic, jalapenos, kale, lettuce, okra, onions, potatoes, rainbow chard, squash, tomatoes and zucchini.

This is truly a collaborative effort that involves tremendous community volunteer dedication to make happen. Many thanks to volunteers from Reconciliation House, Dig In! Yancey Community Garden, Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office, Blue Ridge Partnership for Children, AMY Regional Library – Yancey branch, TRACTOR, Yancey County DSS, Yancey County Schools, Yancey County Transportation Authority, First Baptist Church of Burnsville, and residents of Mountain Air community and the Yancey community at large for providing over 400 volunteer hours. Working together, over 300 Yancey County children received the nutritious food. This program would not have been possible without the generous support from The Yancey Fund and Community Foundation of WNC, and a partnership with Toe River Health District.

Volunteers of the Summer Food Program

Volunteers of the Summer Food Program

 

Cleared for Take-Off Experience Weekend

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Come fly with us! The Cleared for Take-Off Experience Weekend will occur Friday, September 4 through September 6 at Mountain Air. This will be an incredible weekend that will offer something for everyone.  Take a look at the happenings below and be sure to RSVP by calling 800-247-7791 or by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

  • 9:30am  Golf Tournament
  • 5pm – 7pm  Family on the Green Hot Air Balloon rides, live entertainment, putt-putt, kids crafts, s’mores, popcorn and lemonade (Slickrock Village Green)
  • 5pm – 7pm  Wine Tasting (Slickrock Village Green)
  • 6pm – 9pm  Carolina Cookout Dinner (Orville and Wilbur’s Bar & Grill)
  • 9:30 pm  Runway Cinema featuring “Top Gun” (rated PG)

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

  • 9am – 10am  Celestial Navigation Basics (Summit Board Room)
  • 10am – 11am  Aviation Seminar: George Perry, AOPA “Mind Over Matter – Strengthening the Weakest Link” (Summit Board Room)
  • 10am – 11am  Aviation Seminar: Richard Phillips, FAA “What Were They Thinking – Decision Making and Judgment in Aviation” (Slickrock Cinema)
  • 11am – noon  Aviation Seminar: George Perry, AOPA “Accident Case Study” (Summit Board Room)
  • 11am – noon  Aviation Seminar: Tom Freeman, NCDOT “Flight 5481 Unraveled” (Slickrock Cinema)
  • 1pm – 4pm  Queen of the Fleet Static Air Show (Runway)
  • 6pm  Food Gala Dinner (Runway and Orville and Wilbur’s Bar & Grill)

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

  • 9am – 10am  Celestial Navigation Basics (Summit Board Room)
  • 10am – 11am  Aviation Seminar: George Perry, AOPA “Mind Over Matter – Strengthening the Weakest Link” (Summit Board Room)
  • 10am – 11am  Aviation Seminar: Richard Phillips, FAA “What Were They Thinking – Decision Making and Judgment in Aviation” (Slickrock Cinema)
  • 11am – noon  Aviation Seminar: George Perry, AOPA “Accident Case Study” (Summit Board Room)
  • 11am – noon  Aviation Seminar: Tom Freeman, NCDOT “Flight 5481 Unraveled” (Slickrock Cinema)

Here is a video that highlights the joy of flying at Mountain Air!

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Mount Mitchell Celebrates 100 Years

In 1915, the Mount Mitchell State Park was established by the North Carolina Legislature as the first North Carolina State Park, thereby establishing the North Carolina State Park System. Mount Mitchell towers over all other peaks east of the Mississippi River at an elevation of 6,684 feet.

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Mount Mitchell State Park

At this year’s Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair, which celebrates its 59th Anniversary, there will be a special event honoring Mount Mitchell’s 100th Anniversary. The festivity will take place on Friday, August 7 at 10:45am on the Burnsville Town Square. The community will welcome special guests including a visit from legendary mountain tracker and guide, Big Tom Wilson (portrayed by David Boone). Additionally there will be:

  • The reading of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s proclamation recognizing August 7, 2015 as a “Mount Mitchell 100th Anniversary” in North Carolina.
  • A special visit from North Carolina Poet Laureate, Shelby Stephenson, who will be reading a poem to celebrate Mount Mitchell’s centennial anniversary.
  • The presentation of Mount Mitchell commemorative jugs created by Yancey County’s own Pete McWhirter.

    Mount Mitchell Jug

    Mount Mitchell Commemorative Jug by Pete McWhirter

If you have an interest in visiting the Mount Mitchell State Park, visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momi/main.php for more information.

59th Annual Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair

Every first Friday in August, the grassy lawn of the award winning Town Square of Burnsville is transformed into one of the largest, longest running crafts fairs in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 59th Annual Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair will take place on Friday, August 7, 2015 through Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Burnsville Town Square

Burnsville Town Square during the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair

Over 200 crafters will share their talent and passion, and the diversity of artists include quilters, wood workers, painters, glass blowers and the list goes on. Live music and entertainment encourage folks to set up chairs in order to enjoy the sights and sounds, and food vendors offer a variety of tasty treats and drinks to insure that you don’t commit the southern sin of “going around hungry.”

So go ahead, make plans to attend the 59th Annual Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair and we look forward to seeing you up on the square. For more information visit http://yanceychamber.com/craft-fair/

Around the World Experience Weekend

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Beginning on Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, an Around the World Experience Weekend will be taking place at Mountain Air. Below is an overview of the exciting events that will take place.

RSVP by calling 800-247-7791 or by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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More Accolades for Mountain Air

Mountain Air Golf Course Hole No. 8

Mountain Air Golf Course Hole No. 8

 

LINKS Magazine takes time to reflect on Mountain Air’s storied past:

“The inspired vision of two local families, the Banks and the Youngs, Mountain Air has proven itself much more than a spectacular location offering 100-mile views. Its superb master plan and impeccable amenities have drawn families from around the world to its singular brand of mountain magic.”

Kind words from one of the most recognized names in golf media. Read the full article here: Mile-High Milestone

Blue Ridge Experience Weekend

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Come celebrate with Mountain Air Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. The Blue Ridge Experience Weekend has something for everyone (itinerary below) and promises to be a weekend at Mountain Air that you do not want to miss.

RSVP by calling 800-247-7791 or by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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UNC Asheville to add women’s golf in 2016

UNC Asheville on Monday celebrated its annual “Our Turn to Play” program that emphasizes female athletes by announcing the addition of a sport.

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Breanne Hall of Mountain Air Country Club

A women’s golf team will be formed and begin play next year, with Breanne Hall, director of golf instruction at Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville, as coach.

Asheville athletic director Janet Cone, who added women’s swimming two years ago, said financial and logistical support from groups like Mountain Air, The Cliffs and Country Club of Asheville makes it possible to add a sport to a program that ranks among the smallest in the country among Division I schools in annual budget ($5.7 million last year).

The Bulldogs will now offer nine sports for women and six for men.

“Based on months of study and with the strong financial support of our women’s golf committee and key partners such as The Cliffs, we determined that women’s golf would be a good fit for our athletic program,” Cone said.

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Mountain Air Country Club to sponsor Parkway Playhouse Golf Tournament – May 2nd

Burnsville’s Mountain Air Country Club has been described by Links magazine as “one of the most dramatic and naturally conceived courses in the country.”  It is now living up to its reputation by partnering with the historic Parkway Playhouse to hold a Golf Tournament on Saturday May 2, 2015. Registration will take place from 11:30 to 1:00 followed by a shot gun start.

Mountain Air Country Club is a unique course located at 4500 feet above sea level and boasting its own airfield. The course itself features stunning views and, over the course of play, 900 feet of elevation change.

MountainAir_Slider1Golfers can register as a team or as an individual (who will be put on a team) by contacting the Mountain Air Country Club Pro Shop at 828-682-4600.  The Green Fee is $100 per player and includes lunch, cart fee, golf, mulligans, and a “goodie bag.”  The proceeds from the tournament will benefit Parkway Playhouse, the 69 -year-old Theatre Company located in Burnsville.

Parkway Playhouse’s 2015 Season is made possible by support from WTOE/WKYK and the support of many other generous donors.

For more information about Parkway Playhouse’s performances, auditions, or education programs please call 828-682-4285 or visit www.parkwayplayhouse.com.

A Great NC Place: The Burnsville Town Square

The Burnsville Town Square is the 2014 “People’s Choice: Great Public Place”. This recognition from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association is quite remarkable considering the strong competition that included Raleigh’s Pullen Park and Manteo’s Downtown Waterfront Boardwalk.

Named after Captain Otway Burns, a naval hero of the War of 1812, the town of Burnsville was founded in 1834. A statue of Captain Burns sits atop a granite pedestal in the center of the town square, and is surrounded by lush greenery and decade old hardwood trees.

The Burnsville Town Square serves as a central gathering place for the community throughout the year. The largest event to take place at the Burnsville Town Square is the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair. The crafts fair, celebrating its 58th year, is considered to be the oldest and largest outdoor crafts fair in the southeast with over 200 area crafters in attendance.

We congratulate Burnsville on the recent award and we are proud to call this special place our hometown!

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