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“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.

COVID VIRUS AND VACCINE INFORMATION: CLICK HERE for more information, or if you have questions concerning the vaccine, please call 828-733-8273.

**September 2021**

September 21, 2021 – BLOOD DRIVE – 9 am to 2 pm – Avery County High School is hosting a Blood Drive at the School in the new Commons Area at the new entrance. All welcome, antibody testing available.

September 24, 2021 – HOMECOMING – The Avery Vikings will host Draughn High School for Homecoming 2021. Schools will dismiss early for the parade, game time will be 7:30 pm at MacDonald Stadium.

September 25, 2021 – HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 am to 4  pm – The Town of Newland will host the Harvest Festival on the Riverwalk, many vendors available, music and entertainment. All invited.

**October 2021**

October 2, 2021 – 10 am to 3 pm – The Annual Toy Drive Car Show will take place in Newland, everyone welcome. Call Claude Buchanan for more information at 828-733-3558

October 2, 2021 – 6 pm – FUNDRAISER – Boone & Church Band will hold a fundraising concert at the new Ag. Community Center off Vale Road; proceeds raised will be used to send Ethan Church and Walker Boone to FFA National Competition in Indianapolis. Admission is free, donations accepted. For more information call 828-467-9506

October 9, 2021 – 4 pm – Buck Stove presents their 50th Anniversary Celebration and Salute to Veterans, Admission is free and all are welcome, bring your own chair; Singing will be The Primitive Quartet, Sideline, and Boone and Church. Guest Speakers also during the event. For more information, CLICK HERE or call 828-765-6144

**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 Sabena Maiden at or download a volunteer application by clicking here: Western Youth Network Application

The Avery Pregnancy Resource Center has many different items available for young mothers in need. Please CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE (SPANISH)

The SCOTTIE Mobile Pre-K 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

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 Stacy Gardner (828-733-8211) or Jeff Pollard (828-387-5533) with any information or for more information.


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