Echota’s 9th Annual Independence Day Celebration To Benefit Hardin Park Elementary School

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Tue Jun 29 2010

Echota (, a community of elegantly crafted, Adirondack-style homes located in North Carolina’s High Country between Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock, will host their 9th annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Echota Clubhouse. As part of the celebration, Echota residents will collect food items in support of a Watauga County School System food assistance program which provides donations to Hardin Park Elementary School. Echota residents who donate food will receive a raffle ticket for each item, up to 10 tickets. At the end of the day, 15 floral centerpieces, designed by Bless Your Heart owner Sheri Furman, will be raffled off.

"Everyone at Echota is looking forward to our Fourth of July celebration," said Will Sears, director of sales and vice president of development. "Thanks to last year’s participants, we were able to donate almost 500 pounds of food to the Hunger and Health Coalition of the High Country. This year, we are excited to collect food for children at Hardin Park who, without these donations, might only eat during the school days."

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- Echota’s Independence Day Celebration will include their 2nd annual Independence Day Kid’s Parade. Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire, and bring their bikes, wagons or parade floats. Awards will be given to the best float and best costume among the participants. The celebration will be catered by The Woodlands Barbecue Restaurant, and will include a bluegrass band, face painters, and balloon animals.

Echota is a community of elegantly crafted, Adirondack-style homes centrally located in North Carolina’s High Country between Boone, Banner Elk, and Blowing Rock. Translated as "a peaceful heaven" in the Cherokee language, Echota serves as home for more than 450 families who enjoy the maintenance-free, lock-and-leave luxury of the community with ridgeline views of Grandfather Mountain or the Watauga River Valley. The 264-acre development offers a variety of resort-style amenities, including two private clubhouses, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, two fitness centers, hiking trails, stocked fishing ponds and a riverfront park. Varied spacious floor plans are offered for mountain estate home sites, homes, townhomes and condominiums, all priced from $199,990. Echota is the fastest selling mountain home community of all time along the Blue Ridge Parkway and has been named the High Country’s Best Planned Community for two years in a row. For more information, visit or call (828) 963-7600 or (800) 333-7601.

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