Archives for September 2009

Superb Start to the Show Season

Yates and Nathan traveled to Charlotte Sunday afternoon to kick off the Falling Creek Camp movie tour. Anne and Ed Henegar hosted the show. In addition to the large group of families, Eric Osterhus, FCC counselor and recent graduate of Wingate University, came by to help us greet new families and say, “Hello,” to the returning campers and their parents.

Photo of Greenville Show.

FCC campers, staff and alumni at the Greenville movie show.

Yates was in Greenville Tuesday night to greet a large group of interested FCC families at the home of Parker and Alex Crawford. Suzanne and John Sanders brought their crew. John served as the camp doctor during the second week of August camp and Suzanne shared very kind words about her experience at camp for that week. Richard McIntosh, the head of the woodworking program at camp, whose family lives in the area, also came by to offer his support and tell stories.

We thank both the Henegar’s and Crawford’s for their support as hosts for showing the camp movies in their area. We look forward to seeing you out on the road this fall. Check out the Travel Schedule to see when we’ll be in your area. Our next show is in Atlanta!

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Pisgah Photos

Looking at the metal ladder that leads from the pool at the bottom to the top of the sliding area.


The main area where campers slide down the rock in the summer!


Rock where people sometimes sit when watching swimmers come down Sliding Rock.


Photo of Looking Glass Falls.


It has been wet in western North Carolina the last few weeks. The rain is excellent for the trees, plants, rivers and streams.


It is also good for outstanding views and sounds due to the large volume of water flowing through the rivers!


These photos are from Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest. They were taken by Steve Longenecker after biking 16 miles up the highway in the pounding rain.


SFL said, “I wish they could hear the sound of the water and feel the ground vibrating with the power of the water.”


Thanks for the stunning photos Steve!


Steve Longenecker will be at Diamond Brand’s Arden store on Saturday, September 26th, to present a fascinating wildlife program “Birds of Prey” and will bring a Great Horned Owl, an American Kestrel, a Peregrin Falcon and a Screech Owl.


It’s a program kids will love since they have the opportunity to see the birds up close. For more information on this event, please contact Gary at Diamond Brand or call 828-684-6262

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New House Party

Betty and Richard Basalmo welcomed the Falling Creek crew and several of their neighbors and friends into their new home on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and the group enjoyed the afternoon on the deck that Richard built that overlooks the surrounding State Forest. Their new home was built over the summer and completed after camp ended.

Falling Creek meets at Betty and Richard's new house.

The partygoers included Marisa, Susan, Simon, Annie, Lucy, Betty, Richard, Mary, Kirby, Yates, Nathan and Badhair.

Betty and Richard live part of the year nearby, at camp, and and at their home in Florida. Betty is one of our longtime camp nurses and Richard helps out at camp with tons of projects.

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Congratulations Commissioner


The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners recognized Chuck McGrady as Outstanding County Commissioner for the year of 2008-2009. Chuck serves on many boards and committees across the area and puts a lot of effort into making Western North Carolina a wonderful place to live and visit.

Read the article on BlueRidgeNow.com for the whole story.


Chuck is Director Emeritus at Falling Creek Camp and Henderson County Commissioner. Way to go Chuck!

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