Friends of Founders Park: Our goal is to Protect, Inform and Represent Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. Mission Statement: The mission of Friends of Founders Park, Inc. is to generate, organize and apply financial resources and volunteer resources for the maintenance, improvement and protection of Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in cooperation with the Town of Highlands, North Carolina. Park Use Primary Use – In daytime, use as downtown retreat for workers and visitors - Sitting, meeting, picnicking and relaxing. Town of Highlands Wi-Fi is provided. Secondary Use – Events such as concerts, ice skating, arts and crafts, market days, non-profit fundraisers, sponsored gatherings and festivals.
"Friends of Founders Park - SHRIMP BOIL a Tremendous Success"
On behalf of Friends of Founders Park Board of Directors, we wish to thank all involved in our Low Country Shrimp Boil held at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park on June 19. Through generous contributions from our sponsors and over 215 patrons, we had another successful fundraising event to benefit the park. Masterful food prepared by Chef Marty Rosenfield was our enjoyed by all. Thank you again for your generosity and for attending our event.
Our sponsors for 2021 are: Barry and Paula Jones, Shirley & Jim Johnson, Ray & Diane McPhail, Diane & Michael Levine, Anonymous, Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Highlands, Ross Landscape Architecture PLLC, Highlands’ News, Laurel Magazine, WHLC Radio, Dry Sink, Town of Highlands, Alfred & Marleen Salo, Mayor Pat Taylor, Friends of Founders Park Board of Directors & Volunteers. Friends of Founders Park is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and 100% of all donations are used for the park improvements.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will provide funds for the benefit of the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park including providing color and ongoing care for the Park. All donations to Friends of Founders Park, a 501 (c) 3 organization, are tax-deductible. Printable (mail-in) Form for Sponsorship
Thank you for your generous contributions in the past to complete Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park that serves as a place for picnics, time with family, community events and provides quiet time amid the bustle of a busy shopping area. The park is now a “centerpiece” of community gatherings and a showcase where many visitors, seasonal and year-round residents gather. Our organization, Friends of Founders Park, serves our community to protect, inform and represent the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. We provide for many aspects of park maintenance including annual flower color, replacement of storm damaged items, and pruning. General upkeep and design guidance is provided to insure the park remains a high quality environment for public use. The items we provide are not included in the general maintenance provided by the Town of Highlands. Also, 100% of all donations are used for the park’s maintenance and any capital projects that may arise. Again, thank you for your support. Your donation to the Friends of Founders Park, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, is tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number is 47-4144794. Please join in this worthwhile effort to maintain our town central park that makes our town a great place to live or visit.