RiverLink urges support for greenways fundraisers

Here’s the message from RiverLink via the group’s email newsletter:

Press release

Support your Local Greenways Sunday October 28th!

RiverLink is working throughout your community to support greenways along tributaries to the French Broad River, as part of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan to connect neighborhoods, downtown and the river to our areas assets and attractions, from the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Arboretum, River Arts District, UNC-Asheville, Appalachian and Mountains to Sea Trails, Biltmore Village, and more. We are currently supporting greenway efforts through a variety ways, and you too can help support your local greenway initiative, through Deeds of Support and local fundraising events. Currently we have three greenway initiatives, the Broadway Greenway Link and the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, and the sustaining support for the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay, which helps us make these connections.

On Sunday October 28th, RiverLink is co-hosting fundraising events for local greenways.

Broadway Greenway Benefit Party
Hogan Residence 273 Pearson Dr. 4pm – 7pm
The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Gathering
Altamont Brewing Company 3-6pm w/ 2pm Bike Ride
Event Details


The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Gathering

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway (FOHCG) will host the second annual Greenway Gathering at the Altamont Brewing Company from 3:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 28. The event will launch the FOHCG’s membership drive and will include activities for children, guest speakers, and a cycling ride. The family friendly cycling ride through the greenway will leave the brewery at 2:00 and return at 3:00. For more information visit our event page on facebook.

In addition to hosting the gathering, the Altamont Brewing Company will recognize the FOHCG as the “non-profit of the month” by donating a portion of beer sales from the event and throughout November to the organization.

FOHCG have partnered with Blue Ridge Bicycling Club, Asheville Greenworks, and RiverLink to support the ongoing maintenance, clean-ups, invasive species removal, and park water quality improvements. RiverLink serves as fiscal agent for the FOHCG, you can purchase deeds of support through RiverLink’s website at: www.riverlink.org/greenway_development.asp

Broadway Greenway Benefit Party

On October 28, starting at 4 p.m., Jo and Kevin Hogan are opening their home at 273 Pearson Drive, Montford (map) to help raise funds for the Broadway Greenway, aka the former Health Adventure site. Sponsors include RiverLink, The Montford Neighborhood Association, the Nine Mile vegetarian-friendly restaurant, ModestoWood Fire Kitchen, the WedgeBrewery, Clayworks and HossHaley. The Hogans will prepare Spit Roast Turkey as the main course for a wonderful feast. Your ticket will also enter you into a raffle for a Hoss Haley bronze candelabra, a JoshCopus ceramic platter and a silkscreen print by Kevin Hogan. Tickets are $20 per person and additional raffle tickets may be purchased at $10 each. You do not have to be present to win. Call 254-4055 or e-mail scouser415@aol.com for tickets. Make checks out to the Montford Neighborhood Association and mail to 273 Pearson Dr. Asheville NC 28801, by October 21. If you wish to pay by credit card contact RiverLink at www.riverlink.org or information@riverlink.org and note that this is for the Hogan House Party Benefit. We hope you will join us for some fun in Montford.


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