We are hosting a party on the lake at Camp Merrie-Woode to thank our members, volunteers, and community for your support this past year. Join us on Tuesday August 20th, 2013 for a fun filled afternoon and evening of activities and festivities! We appreciate and would like to recognize all of the stewards of Panthertown Valley, especially YOU!
The concert features live music from the “Deadly Banjos”, a trio of talented local musicians from Cashiers, featuring Bill Coward on banjo, John Warren on banjo and mandolin, and C.W. Stewart on guitar. Bring your friends, rain or shine, and enjoy this free concert!
At Camp Merrie-Woode on magnificent Lake Fairfield
100 Merrie-Wood Road (about 5 miles east of NC107 Cashiers on US64)
Sapphire, North Carolina
Activities from 3-5 PM include hiking around the lake, viewing the magnificent waterfall located nearby, and visiting the lush moss beach. You’ll have a chance to learn about trail building by viewing an expert demonstration by our resident Friends of Panthertown trail leader, Mike Purdy. And, you’ll have a chance to meet others who care about Panthertown Valley, and share your stories.
Food and live music by the “Deadly Banjos” will be 5-8pm, bring your own picnic or get some here.
Free Admission! Please invite your friends and families. But, leave your pets at home. Thanks! We’ll be celebrating rain or shine, under a beautiful covered shelter, also known as `The Lily Pad’.
Authentic Carolina BBQ and other delicious food will be available for purchase from Al’s BBQ & More. Owner Charles Allen is an award recognized Sylva BBQ chef and caterer. Bon Appétit, y’all.
FRIENDS OF PANTHERTOWN ANNUAL PICNIC AND CONCERT
TO BE HELD TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 AT CAMP MERRIE-WOOD
CASHIERS, NC – Friends of Panthertown is hosting their annual picnic and concert this year on Lake Fairfield at Camp Merrie-Woode in Sapphire, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The public is invited, admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine under a covered picnic pavilion on the shores of Lake Fairfield. Food, beverages, and live music by Deadly Banjos will be featured from 5 pm to 8 pm, while daytime activities are planned from 3 pm to 5 pm. Friends of Panthertown volunteers are responsible for maintaining 30 miles of public trails in adjacent Panthertown Valley, the popular backcountry recreation area in Nantahala National Forest visited by so many from our area. The event is held each year to show appreciation to the volunteers, members, and community that give support towards the conservation of Panthertown Valley and to the combined work Friends of Panthertown volunteers donate each year.
Activities from 3 to 5 pm include hiking around the lake, viewing the magnificent waterfall located at Camp Merrie-Woode, and visiting the lush moss garden hidden in a beautiful cove at the end of the lake. Friends of Panthertown trail leader, Mike Purdy, will lead a trail building demonstration. Other volunteers from Friends of Panthertown will also be on hand to answer questions and to offer information about Panthertown. You will have a chance to meet others who care about Panthertown Valley, and share your stories. This is a great opportunity to meet other adventurers who have been hiking and backpacking in the valley for years, and some who are just discovering Panthertown for the first time.
Food, live music, and a festive social event will be from 5 pm to 8 pm, bring your own picnic or food will be available to purchase. Music will be provided by Deadly Banjos, a trio of talented local musicians from Cashiers, which features Bill Coward on banjo, John Warren on banjo and mandolin, and C.W. Stewart on guitar. Raffle prizes will be awarded and maps and other goodies will be available to help support Friends of Panthertown. Authentic Carolina smoked BBQ and other delicious food will be available for purchase from Al’s BBQ & More. Award winning chef owner Charles Allen has provided his BBQ at events throughout the area. His food and sauce alone are great excuses for attending this festive end of summer lake party in beautiful Sapphire, NC. Bring your own or get some there, either way, bon appétit, y’all.
Camp Merrie-Woode is located in Sapphire Valley at 100 Merrie-Wood Road off US 64 about five miles east of NC 107 Cashiers. The Friends of Panthertown encourage you to invite your friends, but please leave your pets at home. For more information or directions to the event please visit http://www.panthertown.org or call (828) 269-4453, or you may send e-mail to email@example.com