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  IN THIS ISSUE: July 2014
Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
 

BRIDGE CLUB MEMBERS ENJOY DISCOUNTS FOR AFTER HOURS EVENTS

yogaGrandfather Mountain is offering several new and exciting “after hours” events this summer, including yoga in MacRae Meadows, guided night walks, and sunrise and sunset viewing opportunities.

Members of the Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club get FREE admission to the $5 yoga sessions and $7 night walks. Sunrise/sunset sessions (offered to the general public at $10 each) are half price for members at $5 per person.   READ MORE

Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease

BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES NEW MISSION STATEMENT

The Board of Directors of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation recently adopted a new mission statement that they believe accurately expresses WHY the organization exists.

Inspiring conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.

“The statement is both actual and aspirational,” said Board Secretary Catherine Morton.  “It describes what we do well now, and what we want to do better in the future.”

Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease

HELP US NAME THIS NEWSLETTER!

The Bridge Club exists to build a bridge that connects Grandfather Mountain to the future, so our newsletter needs a name that is more connected to Grandfather's essence than the Bridge Club eNews.

Can you come up with something more exciting? Send us your suggestions and we'll select the name that most closely captures the relationship that we want this newsletter to nurture between the Stewardship Foundation and our Bridge Club members - and between our Bridge Club members and the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.

Suggest the winning name and we'll treat you and yours to a VIP tour of the mountain and a behind the scenes tour of the animal habitats!  Email your suggestions to contests@grandfathermountain.org, snail mail them to P. O. Box 129, Linville, NC 28646 or phone us at 828-733-2013.

Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease

LINDA TONEY WINS THE MOUNTAIN MEMORIES ESSAY CONTEST

Congratulations to Linda Toney from Ellenboro, NC, for writing the winning essay in the Our State Magazine Mountain Memories Essay Contest!

Linda received a prize package valued at $875 that includes: Admission for four to Grandfather Mountain, lunch for four at Mildred's Grill, the choice of a personal behind-the-scenes habitat tour or a guided trail hike with an interpretive ranger, a two-night stay for four at Chetola Resort Lodge in Blowing Rock, a $30 gift certificate to Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub in Blowing Rock and a group membership in the Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club.

We were overwhelmed with nostalgia after reading through all of the wonderful memories shared by so many people.  Thanks to everyone who shared their fondest mountain memories with us!  We've included a link here so you can read the entire winning essay. If you close your eyes you can almost taste the homemade biscuits and sweet tea!  READ THE WINNING ESSAY.

Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease


Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
 
DISCOVER THE WONDER:

Plan Now to Join the September Hawk Watch!

hawk-watchJoin staff naturalists on Linville peak to help count hawks and eagles as they fly past the mountain on their fall migration.  Please pre-register by calling 828-733-4326.

 

Upcoming Events

July 18  & Aug 1   Naturalist Night Walk:  The Beauty of the Night

Staff naturalists lead a guided night walk for adults and children to challenge their senses and experience the beauty of the night. These two-hour walks will explore various locations on the Mountain, talking about nocturnal animals and other natural features. Free to Bridge Club members. Reservations are required.

July 21, Aug 2 & Aug 28   Yoga in MacRae Meadows

Join Interpretive Ranger Marshall Gilbert as he leads an outdoor yoga session beneath the peaks of Grandfather Mountain. Free to Bridge Club members, no advanced registration is required, and all abilities are welcome.

July 25-27   The Grandfather Campout

Stay overnight in the great outdoors at Grandfather Mountain while taking part in fascinating nature activities throughout the weekend. Discount on campsite for Bridge Club members. Registration is now available!

Aug. 9, Sept. 19, Oct. 3 & Oct. 11  Sunset Opportunity

Sightseers and photographers are invited to appreciate the beauty of a sunset from the Grandfather Mountain peaks. Bridge Club members half price. Reservations are required.

Aug. 23, Sept. 6, Sept. 13 & Sept. 27   Sunrise Opportunity
Sightseers and photographers are invited to appreciate the beauty of a sunrise from the Grandfather Mountain peaks. Bridge Club members half price. Reservations are required.

Saturdays & Sundays Wildlife Habitats Behind-the-Scenes
Every Saturday at 10:30 and 1:00 and ever Sunday at 1:00, Bridge Club members can get a $5 discount on a behind-the-scenes tour of Grandfather's wildlife habitats. Spend 1.5 hours with our friendly, knowledgeable animal keepers and find out about the different personalities and routines of Grandfather's wildest residents. Reservations recommended. 828-733-8715

 
Grandfather Mountain eScape : Wonders Never Cease
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