Public Service Announcements

This PSA page will be an ongoing page for non-profit organizations, who have announcements. I may do a separate article for some events and organizations, but this is where I will handle press releases. Please send press releases to Sarah. (click here)

SHOOTING STARS 2008, Friday, April 25th 6:30pm at Farthing Auditorium
Tickets on sale now by calling Farthing at 262- 4046 OR to purchase at both Boone BB&T locations!
Come out to support our talented students and the teachers of WCS!

The Watauga Education Foundation is pleased to announce the Visual Artists who will be featured at Shooting Stars 2008 to be held at Farthing Auditorium on Friday, April 25thstarting at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale now (last year’s show sold out, so purchase yours now!) at both Boone BB&T locations as well as through the Farthing Auditorium Box Office at 262-4046.

New this year, the Foundation will be selling Boxes of 20 Notecards featuring the chosen artworks for $18 each. The artists will be interviewed and their pieces presented at the Shooting Stars show by a professional videographer. This will be included in the DVD of the whole program which you may purchase for $20.

All proceeds from Shooting Stars support the teachers and students of Watauga County Schools.

I’ll be there with my mom and in-laws! My daughter will be performing her first big solo, “Castle on a Cloud,” from Les Miserables.


Midnight at the OASIS

Please join OASIS on May 3rd for our Sixth Annual Midnight at the OASIS, this year at The Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now. Call 264-1532 today to purchase yours. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing to the music of Laditude, and an opportunity to hear stories from a founder, a survivor, and a volunteer.

OASIS was founded April 4th, 1978 by a group of concerned citizens wanting to provide an organized response to domestic and sexual violence. On May 3rd, 2008 we’ll celebrate 30 years of intervention and advocacy for victims and their children fleeing violence or sexual assault; 30 years of new opportunities for survivors; 30 years of transformed lives; 30 years of volunteerism and commitment to creating a community where violence and abuse are no longer tolerated.”

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Boone Service League Spring Benefit April 26

Join the Boone Service League for an afternoon of fashions, food, entertainment and shopping on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Inn at Crestwood off Shulls Mill Road.

The event will begin with a silent auction and raffle, followed by a live auction during the fashion show. A few of the items include a two-night stay at Belvidere Cottages in Charleston from Laurelmor-A Ginn Club and Resort; a two-night stay at the Mast Farm Inn with use of a Porsche; a two-night stay at the Inn at Crestwood with dinner at Dominic’s Table; two nights at the Taylor House Inn in Banner Elk; a two-night stay at Falcon’s Nest Cabin; free registration for the National League of Junior Cotillions; two tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival and fireworks show; a framed magnolia print from Appalachian Gallery and Frame Shop; a portrait package from Emily Angle Photography, Katie Langley Photography and Bob Caldwell Photography; four tickets to the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte; a handmade ceramic sink from Patti Carmen Pottery; will preparation from Di Santi, Watson, Capua, & Wilson; lift tickets to Sugar Mountain Resort; a round of golf for three with a pro at Linville Ridge Country Club; and $300 towards custom blinds or closets from Appalachian Blinds. Participants will also bid on numerous gift certificates and items ranging from restaurant dinners and hotel stays to cleaning services to household decor.

This year’s fashion show will spotlight everyday, casual and fine fashions from Belk, Dress Barn, Footsloggers, Monkees of Blowing Rock, Mast Store, South Clothiers, Tanner, The Fig Leaf Ltd. and various local ASU merchants. Many High Country celebrities have volunteered their time to model for the event, including Mayor Loretta Clawson, NC Senator Steve Goss and ASU football coach Jerry Moore with his wife Margaret. The emcee for the event is Scrambled Squares creator and host Buzz Berry.

In addition to the fashion show, everyone will have a chance to get an up-close look at Appalachian State University’s 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I National Championship trophies, as well as meet Coach Jerry Moore and various ASU football players.

The spring benefit is Boone Service League’s largest fundraiser. At the 2007 event, Boone Service League raised more than $20,000 for many of the area’s organizations and individuals in need.

Tickets are on sale now and are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets from any Boone Service League member or online at Included in the ticket price are lunch, a live and silent auction bid number, entertainment, admission to the fashion show and a treat bag filled with sample items and coupons from High Country businesses.

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Come Delight in Elkland Art Center’s “Gypsy Puppet Caravan” on Earth Day ! Elkland Art Center will perform a free puppet show: Trash Puppets “talkin’ about trash” at 4:00 and 5:45 on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 at Green Mother Goods

Puppets made from trash will help educate kids and the whole family about how to make more Earth-friendly choices. Make art from trash workshop 4:30-5:30. A portion of sales will be donated to Elkland Art Center for their recycling educational puppet show. 116 W. King Street, Boone. FMI, call 828-262-3525 or email


Earth Day at Chick-Fil-A

All children are invited to come to Chick-Fil-A in Boone on Tuesday, April 22 from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM. We will be making free mini-greenhouses, and helping children plant seeds in them.


4-H Horse Fun Night

Join in some family fun at the Blue Ridge Equestrian 4-H Club’s Horse
Fun Night. Visit horsey activity stations, meet others, and learn about
the upcoming activities of the Blue Ridge Equestrian 4-H Club. For
school aged youth and their parents/families. The event is Thursday, May
1 at 6:00
at the Agricultural Conference Center. For more information,
contact the Cooperative Extension Office/4-H at 264-3061. Club website: