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.