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The Avery County Veterans Services are seeking names of WWII, Korean Conflict, or Vietnam Conflict Service men who are natives of Avery County to compile a database.  Please Contact Georgia Henry (828-733-8211) or Jeff Pollard (828-387-5533) with any information or for more information.

“Left Behind in the High Country” meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room of the Sloop Medical Building at Cannon Memorial Hospital. This is a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, for more information contact Sandra Brock at 467-5379.

HEATON CHRISTIAN CHURCH is holding Celebrate Recovery at the Church on Monday evenings at 7 pm; for more information call or text 828-528-5476

The Avery County Farmer’s Market is every Thursday at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School and runs until October 10.  SNAP Certified, call 733-8270 for more information or CLICK HERE

2019 Newland Car Show Calendar;   The Next and final show will be the Trunk or Treat Car Show in Newland from 5 pm to 9 pm, on October 31.

For more information on the Avery County Cooperative Extension Service Workshops and Events: CLICK HERE

**October 2019**

October 13-18, 2019 – 6 pm Sun., 7 pm M-F – REVIVAL – Sandy Flatt Bapt. Church in Blowing Rock is holding revival at the church, all are welcome! Pastor Paul Gentry from Lenoir will be bringing the message, special singing each evening.

October 15, 2019 – 5 to 7 pm – The Avery Men’s Basketball team will hold a fundraising Spaghetti Dinner at Newland First Bapt Church.  All invited to come, to go plates available.

October 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm  – The Gideons of Avery County will hold their annual Pastor Appreciation Banquet at Crossnore First Bapt. Church, Cards were mailed to the churches for a headcount of the pastors coming, or call Frank Vance at 828-387-6136 to RSVP.

October 18, 2019 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Freedom Trail Elementary will hold their Annual Fall Festival at the School.  All are invited, CLICK HERE for more information

October 18, 2019 – 7 pm until – Cranberry Middle School 8th Grade will hold a bingo fundraiser at the Old Cranberry High School.  All proceeds will go to the 8th Grade Trip in the spring.  All are invited out!

October 19, 2019 – 11 am to 7 pm – A BBQ Fundraiser for the Hardrock Stamey Memorial Scholarship will take place at Crossnore Bapt. Church in the Gymnasium.  All are welcome, all proceeds will go to the Hardrock Stamey Memorail Scholarship Fund.  Donations accepted, will include BBQ, Sides, Dessert and Drink.

October 19, 2019 – The Newland VFD will hold a drawing for a UTV fundraiser.  The NVFD will be giving away a 2019 Kawasaki Teryx 2 Camouflage UTV with snowblade.  500 Tickets available, contact Ken at 843-986-7626 or any NVFD Member for more information.

October 19, 2019 – The 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Bluegrass Festival with Darin and Brooke Aldridge will take place at Buck Stove, CLICK HERE for more information.

October 26, 2019 – The High Country Breast Cancer Foundation will hold a 5K Walk/Run to benefit local breast cancer patients, visit to register or for more information.

October 26, 2019 – 1:30 to 5:30 pm – The FIRST Avery High School reunion for ALL Classes will take place at the High School, all are welcome to attend if you ever attended Avery High School.

October 31, 2019 – 9:30 am to 3 pm – Healthy Halloween will take place at the Rock Gym in Newland. The event is free to the public, there will be many activities through the day including healthy snacks, games, door prizes and more! For more information contact Carrie Hall at 828-733-2899 or

**Other Announcements**

Be A Mentor – You never know the impact that you could make in the life of a child; If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor to a local child please contact the Western Youth Network at (828) 264-5174 or email Angela McMann at or download a volunteer application by clicking here: Western Youth Network Application

The SCOTTIE Mobile Pre-K (click for information) is out and about and if you have a child who would be eligible for the classes but are unable to attend Pre-K, this is a service of the Avery Public School System and Smart Start.  There are many locations throughout the county for folks to attend.  For more information or a full list of the SCOTTIE schedule, contact the Board of Education at 733-6006


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