Thank you to the generous donations of Pete and Zika Rea of ZAP Fitness, all donations go directly to the construction of the Middle Fork Greenway!
The Middle Fork Greenway thanks North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for their recent contributions to purchase 12 acres of land that will extend the greenway nearly another mile north of Tweetsie Railroad. We are currently working on raising funds for constructing that section.
Numerous agencies, departments, organizations, non-profits, and commissions have provided funding and guidance to the Middle Fork Greenway. Among these are Appalachian State University, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, NC Division of Water Resources, Boone Area Cyclists, Appalachian Regional Healthcare, NC Dept of Transportation, High Country Council of Governments, High Country Recreation, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, NC DEQ, PeopleForBikes, Watauga County Board of Commissioners, Watauga County Toursim Development Authority (TDA), Watauga County Planning and Inspections, Watauga County Parks & Recreation, Watauga County Community Foundation, Appalachian District Health Department, North Carolina Community Foundation, New River Conservancy, Blowing Rock Town Council, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, Blowing Rock TDA, Blowing Rock Rotary Club, Boone Town Council, Boone Chamber of Commerce, Boone Sunrise Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club of Boone, Boone Noon Rotary Club, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, Blue Ridge RC&D.
The Middle Fork Greenway has had incredible support from the local business community!!!
On Easter Weekend 2015, Appalachian Ski Mountain along with Yadkin Bank, ECRS, and Mast General Store as presenting sponsors raised money to help fund the Middle Fork Greenway with these contributing businesses:
Alpen Acres Motel, Damon Anagnos, MD, Plastic Surgery, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Basil's Fresh Pasta and Deli, Blowing Rock Attraction/Tarry Acres, Blowing Rock Brewing Co., Blowing Rock Inn, Blowing Rock Market, Cheeseburgers Grille, Chetola Resort, Comfort Suites of Boone, Dianne Davant Interiors, Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, Fairfield Inn & Suites Boone, Farm To Flame, Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub/Myers Inc., Jane Fonvielle, Footsloggers, French-Swiss Ski College, Gaines Kiker Silversmith, Grandfather Mountain, Green Park Inn, Hemlock Inn, Highland Hills Motel & Cabins, Adam E. Hill, DDS, PA, The Inn at Ragged Gardens, Jenkins Rentals, Kilwin's of Blowing Rock, La Quinta Inn & Suites Boone, Lost Province Brewing Company, Magic Cycles, Makoto's Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Meadowbrook Inn, Melanie's Food Fantasy, Mellow Mushroom (Boone & Blowing Rock), Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins/McDowell Hospitality, Mystery Hill, The New Public House & Hotel, Norwood's Commercial Appliances, Pepper's Restaurant and bar, Ray's Weather, Recess Ride Shop, Red Onion Café, Roots Restaurant, Sleep Inn Boone, Stick Boy Bread Company, Sunset Tee's & Hattery, Super Eight Boone NC, The TApp Room, Eggers, Eggers, Eggers, & Eggers, Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer, The Ethel and George Kennedy Family Foundation / The Herterich Fund.
Many other businesses have also contributed:
Tweetsie Railroad, Blue Ridge Energy Membership, Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Lost Province, Blowing Rock Ale House, Wahoo's Adventures, Destination by Design, Appalachian Cookie Company, High Gravity Adventures, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Blue Ridge Bites and Brews, Indulge Bakery, Camp Coffee, Hatchet Coffee, United Community Bank, Wells Fargo, Bare Essentials Natural Market, Brushy Fork Environmental, Rygid Group, LLC.
There have also been many donations given by private individuals, and we are very grateful for those generous gifts!
All of the private donations from individuals and businesses are critical to provide matching funds to attract state and federal grants.