Hosted by the Green Valley School PTO, High Country Recreation held a public interest meeting regarding the planning for and construction of a recreation center here in Watauga County. Over 30 community members, including county commissioners, the county manager, and the Chairman of the Parks and Rec Commission, Denny Norris, who is also a long time Green Valley resident, were in attendance. Discussing the various needs and benefits of a local recreation center, the meeting fostered the beginning stages towards providing Watauga County with improved physical and mental health, social connections, and an economic base through more small businesses and increased tourism.
Do your part in keeping the ball rolling! Download and send the attached letter to our commissioners to encourage them to plan for and build a recreation center here in Watauga County. Please feel free to edit and personalize it to make your voice heard in this effort to enhance the recreation opportunities the High Country has to offer!
Watauga County Commissioners:
Re-posted from High Country Press
March 24, 2014. Do you need to find something for your kids to do this coming summer? The High County has many summer and day camps available for local children that offer several enriching experiences ranging from agriculture to art to everything in between.
This year’s guide to summer camps includes a comprehensive listing of summer camps that will continue to grow and evolve as we get further into spring and summertime.
Registration has already begun for some camps and many of them fill up quick, so don’t delay. Athletic camps are not included—contact Appalachian State University, Lees-McRae College or your local parks and recreation department for more info on athletic camps.
Upcoming on April 26th, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Watauga County is holding their Spring Thaw 5K race that gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Registration opens March 3 for Grandfather Mountain’s third annual Critter Crawl, a challenging 5K race set for June 7.
The race begins in MacRae Meadows and gains more than 900 feet in elevation as it climbs Grandfather Mountain, winds through the animal habitats and ends at the Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the otter habitat renovations set to begin in March, including repairs and enhancements to the underwater viewing area.Read More