Native Kitchen & Social Pub to host fundraiser for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

From Native Kitchen and Social Club:

The Native Kitchen & Social Pub Hosts Collaborative Fundraiser to Bring Awareness to National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Swannanoa, NC – Locally owned restaurant, The Native Kitchen & Social Pub, is giving back in a big way for two local nonprofits that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To honor October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a ‘Low-Country boil’ fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 22nd from 11am-4pm at 204 Whitson Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778 where 100% of the proceeds will benefit Liberty Corner Enterprises and The Arc of Buncombe County.
The event will include a performance by Laura Blackley, a magic show by The Vanishing Wheelchair, family friendly activities including face painting and yard games, a bake sale featuring gourmet cupcakes, and a local beer selection provided by Highland Brewery. $15 buys you a plate featuring low-country boil, cracklin’ corn bread, dirty rice, and rice pudding.

“National Disability Employment Awareness Month, observed each October, celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.” (

To learn more about this event, please contact Jenny Thomas at or 828-254-9917.

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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