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April 2020 Newsletter 
 We're ready! 
If you're like us, we're ready for this pandemic to be over, ready to end "social distancing", ready for live visits with family and friends, ready to enjoy a meal or beverage at one of our cherished local establishments, and ready to re-engage in our community. While honoring the NC governor's "stay at home" order, CCCRA has kept up with required maintenance on the Beal Center and gotten the courtyard looking good for the season. We're ready for the town yard sale, our Summer Concert Series, and ready to say "hello" to you on the Quanassee Path and Jackrabbit Trails. 
We're ready! 
2020 Concert Series
Now more than ever, we're ready to gather in the courtyard, to listen to this great line-up of musicians, and to enjoy the company of friends. To ensure everyone's safety, we'll follow the NC Government's guidelines about when it is safe to gather. A "go-no go" decision for our first concert will be made on May 15th. 
5/29 - Caribbean Cowboys
6/05 - No Concert
6/12 - Kaleb Garrett Band
6/19 - Lindsay Beth Harper
6/26 - 1st Trail
7/03 - The Elderly Brothers
7/10 - No Concert
7/17 - Wyatt Espalin & Friends
7/24 - No Concert
7/31 - Southern Vantage
8/07 - Chris Stalcup & The Grange
8/14 - No Concert
8/21 - Alex Key & The Locksmiths
8/28 - No Concert
9/04 - Gnarly Fingers


Food & beverage service begins at 6pm and music at 7pm. 

All concerts are free, courtesy of CCCRA and our sponsors.
Red Bucket donations to support our mission are appreciated.
We're ready for the Yard Sale & Community Day!  Thank you to everyone who has donated goods.  We're still accepting your donations for CCCRA's table. Proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse/Beal Center. Call Dorothy Ethridge and she'll make "socially distant" arrangements with you to drop your gently-used decor, housewares and tools at the Beal Center. Contact Dorothy at (828) 389-8825. 
We're ready!  The Beal Center is looking beautiful this spring! 
Although the Beal Center is currently closed to the public, we've made a few changes to make sure we're ready!  The Gift Shop and the Director’s office have traded spaces!  The swap provides a larger space for meeting with potential clients that includes a mini show room highlighting some of the linens, china and decor.

The new Gift Shop will be open to the public whenever the building is open, with Kirsten on-hand to show you the selections. On busy festival days, volunteers will help you make the right choice to commemorate your visit or to give as a gift.  That said, why wait?  During this "stay at home" time, we're offering several items at deeply-discounted prices. Coffee mugs, canvas shopping bags, drink coasters and water bottles are on sale for $5.00 each!  Do some early Christmas shopping from the comfort of your home; we are happy to mail them to you. Contact Kirsten at 828-415-1623 or bealcenterevents@icloud.com for more information, or order at Beal Center On-Line Gift Shop. Shipping fees apply. 
Board Bytes
Get to know your CCCRA Board Members! 
Born in Helena AR, Dorothy Louise Umfress Ethridge later lived in Memphis TN, Tulsa OK, Columbus MS, Conway AR and Charlotte NC. During those years, she worked as a dental hygienist and as an antiques shop assistant manager. In the late 1990s, she got "hooked" on Hayesville while vacationing at a friend's home on Lake Chatuge. Dorothy and her husband, Dr. Julian Ethridge, established their new home on the Hiwassee River in Hayesville in March of 2001. In short order, intrigued by the work to improve the downtown, she began volunteering with CCCRA, heading the Appearance Committee. Dorothy was frequently seen picking up trash and planting flowers around the historic square. She was instrumental in outfitting the restored Historic Courthouse/Beal Center and has long-served as CCCRA's historian.  Also in 2001, Dorothy began managing the Friends of the Library bookstore, satisfying her passion for books and reading. Described as a bundle of energy by all who know her, Dorothy also enjoys gardening, antiquing and needlepoint. She and Julian are parents to their rescue pup, mixed-terrier "Sophie".  
CCCRA Jeopardy
 
A: In 2003, with support from Clay County Government, Johnny Kierbow Forge and Fabrication, Glen Love and Dave Wittner, what new fixtures appeared around town? 
 
Q:  What are Trex benches?

A:  ___________began in 2004, with the first $3500 donation from Southern Appalachian Bicycling Association (SABA). 

Q:  What is the Jackrabbit Mountain Biking and Hiking Trail System?

A:  The Playground at Clay County Veterans Park was a joint project of CCCRA and ___________?

Q:  What is Communities in Schools? (See photo below.)
 
Check out this great article in The Conservation Fund blog! 
"How Hayesville, North Carolina, Transformed Itself"
Restoration of the Historic Clay County Courthouse recognized. Watch the video! 
NC Small Town Main Street Award 2019
Clay County Communities Revitalization Association 
Clay County Communities Revitalization Association (CCCRA) is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and improving Clay County NC for its residents and visitors. Powered by a 100% volunteer engine, CCCRA is funded through memberships, donations and grants.
 
CCCRA is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions to CCCRA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
 
Help CCCRA achieve our mission - become a member today! cccra-nc.org
Support Our Business Members 
(* Lifetime Business Members)
ADVANTAGE CHATUGE REALTY
(KIM TIGAR, ASSOC BROKER) 


BEAU'S CROSSING STUDIO

BRIDGES TO THE OTHER SIDE*


CARL PATTERSON FLOORING

CLAY FARMERS STORE-IT


CREATIVE IDEAS PRO*

GENE'S TRACTOR SUPPLY

HAYESVILLE BREWING CO


HISTORIC HAYESVILLE INC

MOLLY & ME ANTIQUES

MOUNTAIN AIR HEATING & COOLING

MOUNTAIN STREAMS REAL ESTATE INC


MOUNTAIN SUNRISE REALTY

MY LIFE INTERVIEW

NANTAHALA BANK


NICHOLS & NICHOLS, P.A.

PEACOCK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

JASON H SHOOK FAMILY DENTISTRY

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN BICYCLE ASSOCIATION

TIGER'S STORE & CHINQUAPIN'S ICE CREAM and SODA BAR

WOODARD ELECTRIC SERVICE INC

UNITED COMMUNITY BANK-HAYESVILLE*

WHEELER APPRAISALS LLC*

 
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