LOCAL BRIEFS: Girl Scouts Get Gold, Golf Winners, Ladies Aid Society

Blair and DeBiase earn Girl Scout’s highest honor

Two Girl Scouts from Hendersonville recently won the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can achieve, the Carolinas Peaks District in Piedmont announced.

Courtney Blair, a member of Girl Scout Troop 2997, made carrying pillows for patients at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida. The bags included a port pillow, candy and a notecard that included a link to Blair’s website that says more about her Gold Award project, as well as resources for families.

Madison DeBiase, a member of Girl Scout Troop 30583, created a leadership program for the Rugby Middle School band program. She developed a series of leadership lessons for students that included learning musical leadership skills like counting and leading a warm-up as well as personal skills like confidence exercises and voice projection. Through the various activities, students become leaders in their class.

High school girls can earn their Girl Scout Gold Award by creating lasting change on a community or global issue. Each girl must spend a minimum of 80 hours planning and carrying out her project, which must benefit the community and have a lasting impact.

Golf tournament raises $40,000 for the foundation

The Henderson County Education Foundation recently held its 16th annual Fall Golf Classic tournament, raising over $40,000 to support and enhance the educational experience for Henderson County students and teachers.

Proceeds raised will allow the foundation to facilitate programs that support public schools in Henderson County.

GolfThe first place winners of the Fall Classic Golf Tournament, left to right, were Mike Corbett, Joe Gaudino, Mark Brown and Miles Fenn. CONTRIBUTEDThe golf tournament is the foundation’s largest and one of the foundation’s oldest fundraising events. Proceeds flow directly back into the community, supporting the needs of the county’s most vulnerable students as well as post-secondary scholarships for senior graduates, educational support for arts and music education, STEM education through the Muddy Sneakers program and Discover STEM Camps and the Leader program in Me in all public schools.

This year’s outing, held October 17 at Champion Hills Golf Course, was brought to you by LS3P and Vannoy Construction, the architectural firm and general contractor for the high school addition and renovation. Hendersonville. Other tournament sponsors were AdventHealth, Baird Private Wealth Management, Bobcat of Asheville, Bold Rock, Boyd Chevrolet Buick, Campbell Shatley PLLC, Carolina Village, Chick-fil-A, Culligan of WNC, Current, Dominion Energy, Eagle Self Storage, First Citizens Bank, Full Circle Family Wellness, Hawkins Group Real Estate, Hendersonville Family Dental, Hendough Donuts, Hot Dog World, Lifetouch, Curt and Sue Marker, Mills River Family Dental, Optimum, Pardee UNC Health Care, Park National Bank, Pepsi- Cola of Asheville, Prescott Auto Reserve, Printville, Realty ONE Pivot Group, Southern Alarm & Security, Steve Dozier Group, Turf Mountain Sod, TD Bank, Weichert Realtors, Wells Fargo Advisors-Jim Wiley, WGLA Engineering PLLC and Wilsonart.

  • The first place winners were Mike Corbett, Joe Gaudino, Mark Brown and Miles Fenn.
  • The second place winners were Charles Frederick, Dan Anderson, Brock Goodling and Sheldon Hilaire, all from TD Bank.
  • Third place winners were Bobby Wilkins, Jon Wilkins, Jeff Wilkins and Jim Wilkins.
  • The fourth place winners were Lee McElrath, Vince Howell, Greg Reynolds and John Neff, all of Dominion Energy NC.
  • The winners closest to the pins were: No. 2 Greg Reynolds, 1-foot-5; No. 4 Richard Betts, 6 feet, 4 inches; No. 9 Buzz Beilharz, 4-foot-5; No. 11, Derek Hawkins, two feet, 7 inches; and No. 17, Lee McElrath, one foot, 10 inches.

This year’s tournament was dedicated to the late Dr Don Jones, the director of the foundation that started the annual golf classic 16 years ago. The tournament was organized by Marcie Burlett, Tim Ertzberger, Curt Marker, Peggy Marshall, Dale Salvaggio-Bradshaw, Alan Skelton and Susan Thomas.

Ladies Aid Society raises $12,000 for charity

Pictured, left to right, Betsy Tibbs, LAS Treasurer;  Callie Davis, St. Gerard House;  Kira Isaksen, Safelight;  Honey Burrell, corresponding LAS secretary;  Laurian Richards, Child and Family Resource Center;  Caroline Long, Maison Saint-Gérard;  Debby Staton, Flat Rock Backpacking Program;  Mae Boys, former president of the LAS;  Paige Wheeler, Four Seasons Foundation;  Tim Jones, Hendersonville Rescue Mission;  and Susan Frame, Vice President of LAS. [PHOTO BY SUZANNE CAMARATA]Pictured, left to right, Betsy Tibbs, LAS Treasurer; Callie Davis, St. Gerard House; Kira Isaksen, Safelight; Honey Burrell, corresponding LAS secretary; Laurian Richards, Child and Family Resource Center; Caroline Long, Maison Saint-Gérard; Debby Staton, Flat Rock Backpacking Program; Mae Boys, former president of the LAS; Paige Wheeler, Four Seasons Foundation; Tim Jones, Hendersonville Rescue Mission; and Susan Frame, Vice President of LAS. [PHOTO BY SUZANNE CAMARATA]The Ladies Aid Society of Flat Rock recently distributed a total of $12,000 to six local nonprofit organizations as part of its support for those in need in Henderson County. Nonprofits receiving financial support were the Children & Family Resource Center, Flat Rock Backpack Program, Four Seasons Foundation, Hendersonville Rescue Mission, Safelight and St. Gerard House.

The Ladies Aid Society, founded in 1880, raises funds throughout the year and distributes these funds on an annual basis. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

St. John hosts Friends of Music show

St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Wilderness will host a Friends of Music concert featuring bass-baritone Adrian Smith at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, in the parish hall across the street from the church. Smith will be accompanied by pianist Dewitt Tipton. The public is invited to attend. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Hailed for his “great bronze voice”, Smith has been heard in many operatic and concert roles.

Future concerts include flautist Kate Steinbeck on December 4 and folk musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth on February 19. In early spring, storyteller Becky Stone will entertain with African-American history. Later in the spring, a benefit will be scheduled for the WNC Foundation’s Eric Anderson Weigel Memorial Fund. The concert will feature Eric’s brother, David Weigel, performing baritone selections with Tipton on piano.

St. John in the Wilderness is located at 1905 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. For more information, call 828-693-9783 or visit www.stjohnflatrock.org.

The TSA PreCheck mobile truck will be present at AVL from October 31 to November 31. 11

The IdentoGo TSA PreCheck mobile truck will serve the public at Asheville Regional Airport from Monday, October 31 through Monday, November 11, 2022.
The mobile registration center will be located in the cellphone parking lot across from the terminal.
TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that allows identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience. For TSA PreCheck travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear, or belts. Today, TSA PreCheck is present in more than 200 American airports.
The TSA PreCheck application program allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for TSA PreCheck directly. Once approved, travelers will receive a “known traveler number,” which can be added to a traveler’s airline profile and reservations, and will have the option to use TSA PreCheck lanes at select airport checkpoints. safety when traveling on more than 80 airlines that currently participate in TSA. Pre-verification.
To participate in this local registration event, visit flyavl.com/precheck for instructions. Pre-registration is required, as appointments are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
To complete the application process, you will need to bring documents proving your identity and citizenship status. If you have a valid US passport, that’s all you need to identify yourself. You will complete the process on site by providing your fingerprints for a background check.
The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.