Photo "Harold's World" by Doug Sudduth

St. Patrick’s Day Party to Kick off FMC Anniversary Year

In 1999 community leaders started the Foundation for Mitchell County.  The St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pizza Shop in Spruce Pine will kick-off a celebration of this milestone 15th year of giving back to the community with a festive variety of activities including Music of Ireland performed by Patrick and Cathy Sky, a silent auction, food, and the grand prize of a couturier rhinestone brooch donated by Delphia Lamberson.         
          Among the items in the silent auction are a Japanese maple tree given by Harding’s Nursery, pottery goblets made by Robbie Bell of Speckled Dog Pottery, a photograph by Doug Sudduth of the lush green landscape at the intersection of Snow Creek and Wing Road, a gift certificate from the Green Goddess Hair Salon, and a chain-mail bracelet “Celtic Dream” made by Lynn McKinney.
          Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children 8 and under.  Reservations are recommended at 828-765-2652 or  Proceeds will benefit the work of the Fund (formerly Foundation) for Mitchell County which since 1999 has awarded 54 grants to Mitchell County nonprofits totaling $536,159.

Pottery goblets by Robbie Bell.

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