High Country Recreation Candidate’s Forum

Posted on Sep 14, 2016

High Country Recreation Candidate’s Forum

Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30pm

At the Watauga Medical Center auditorium

High Country Recreation will host a forum with current county commissioners and 2016 candidates to discuss the need for a recreation center in the High Country.

  • Rec Center was identified as a NEED by town and county long range plans as far back as 1992 as well as a community survey done by ASU in 2010.
  • We are the only county our size (26 counties with 50-100,000 population) without easy access to a public recreation facility or a YMCA.
  • Community Recreation benefits the health of the whole community
  • Physical – improved health of our citizens across the age spectrum
  • Economic – recruit and retain businesses and increase recreation tourism
  • Social – enhance social cohesion and civic engagement
  • Economic Benefits estimated at 35 million dollars (see ASU study on www.highcountryrecreation.org)
  • Visit www.highcountryrecreation.org for a sample letter

Thank you to Gold Level Sponsors 4 Forty Four, OP Smiles, and Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Youth Fast Pitch Softball and Baseball Clinics

Posted on Sep 14, 2016

Watauga County Parks & Recreation will be offering a limited series of Youth Fast Pitch Softball and Baseball Clinics. Links below have the dates and information. Times and Field locations may change and you will be notified if that comes into play.

This Sunday, you can register onsite at the Watauga High School Softball Field. Deadline for the clinics otherwise is Friday, September 16, 2016 by 5 pm.

http://www.wataugacounty.org/…/2016%20FP%20fall%20sb%20clin… Youth

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Registration forms are available now at the Parks & Recreation office, the Boone Mall, the Watauga County Library and local pediatricians’ offices. You can also call 828.264.9511 and we can fax it to you.
www.wataugacounty.org
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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfall Hike

Posted on Sep 14, 2016

Saturday, September 24 Hike: Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfall Hike and Hawk Watch
www.blueridgeconservancy.org

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Grandfather Mountain Hosts Girl Scout Day

Posted on Sep 14, 2016

Grandfather Mountain Hosts Girl Scout Day – September 17, 2016

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