Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mile High Kite Festival Takes to the Skies Again!

September 5, 2010

Yes! It's here again. The 8th Annual Mile High Kite Festival events begin with a kite maker's competition from 2-4pm on Saturday. The main event is scheduled for Sunday, September 5th on Beech Mountain, behind the Brick Oven Pizzeria. This event is sponsored jointly by the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Air Force Kite Club out of Virginia and Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society out of Charlotte.

Hours are 10am - 4pm and admission is free. In addition, kites have been donated and will be distributed to the first 200 children under 12 to ask for one. You can also bring your own kite. There will also be vendors with kites, food, drinks, face painting and crafts.

All participants will receive certificates signed by Mayor Rick Owen proclaiming "I flew a kite a mile high at Beech Mountain". In addition, there will be prizes for the biggest, smallest and best decorated kites. Come join the fun and don't forget your camera as the sky will be filled with lots of color and interest.
Also, Saturday night will be dancing in the streets at the Town Hall parking lot from 7-9pm. Come join our D.J. and dance to popular tunes on the sand dance surface.
For more information, call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce at 828-387-9283 or 800-468-5506 or visit

Monday, August 9, 2010

Saturday Night Evening Services

August 9, 2010
information provided by Nancy Raymond

Reverend Daniel Brubaker of the Banner Elk United Methodist Church is holding evening services on Beech Mountain at 6 p.m. on Saturday nights at the Beech Mountain Pavilion

The meeting is a casual affair. The pavilion is located between the Buckeye Lake Recreation Center and the overlook over Buckeye Lake.

Come meet the group and join in the fellowship.

If you prefer traditional or a 'blue jeans' service, Rev. Brubaker invites you to join his congregation at 486 College Drive in Banner Elk, which is around the corner from the Post Office. The 'blue jeans' contemporary service is held at 9:40 a.m. and the traditional service is at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. They also hold Holy Communion, covered dish events and 'Wonderful Wednesdays'. For further information on the Banner Elk United Methodist Church and these events, please call Rev. Brubaker at the church, (828) 898-9729 or you can reach him on his cell phone at (828) 280-4792.