Easter Weekend Greenway Fundraiser Total

Posted on May 6, 2015 | 0 comments

It was a green day for the Greenway—the Middle Fork Greenway trail—as the results of a fundraiser were totaled and announced yesterday afternoon.  The event, held the weekend of Easter earlier this month, raised nearly $50,000 for the trail, which will eventually stretch from Blowing Rock to Boone.  The fundraiser was the brainchild of Appalachian Ski Mountain’s Brad Moretz, who kicked things off by extending the ski season into April and donating a portion of proceeds to the Greenway, and then challenged other area businesses to do likewise.  The response to that grew to 62 participants, who yesterday brought their checks, and Ann Hayes Browning announced the results, saying that $48,350 was raised in the effort. Browning said the effort sends the right message about the commitment of those promoting the project, “It’s just a fantastic show of community support, and we are so grateful to Appalachian Ski Mountain for having this great idea and being so energetic to reach out to our other local businesses to make this happen.  It is going to be such a demonstration of community support and help demonstrate to our granting organizations how much this community is invested in creating the Middle Fork Greenway.”

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