Stomp for the Smokies
by Danny Bernstein
Do you want to see some old-timey radios and help to fund a modern, much needed upgrade to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's radio communications system?
Come to the Friends of the Smokies second annual Smokies Stomp Barn Party.
On: Saturday, July 20 At: Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview - only 20 minutes from Asheville
There will be a gourmet farm-to-table dinner, live music by Buncombe Turnpike, and a silent auction for some pretty nifty experiences. Square dancing will be called by Representative Joe Sam Queen (NC-119), a celebrity himself.
Proceeds from the evening will help raise money for a radio communications system used by first responders, emergency and law enforcement personnel for search and rescue and traffic accidents. Lots of unexpected events occur in a park which welcomes over 12 million visitors a year. Hopefully, CMC hikers will never need these services but who know?
The silent auction will include a trip to Nashville for the 53rd Country Music Awards, a Christmas at Dollywood package, an island getaway near Charleston, South Carolina, and a private tour of East Fork Pottery's production facility with owners Matt and Connie Matisse.
And those old radios? There will be some at the dinner tables, thanks to the Asheville Radio Museum.
Put on your blue jeans and come and stomp.
To purchase tickets or learn more visit https://friendsofthesmokies.org/smokiesstomp/