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.
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.
Please mail donor information and payment to: Friends of Founders Park, PO Box 1703, Highlands, NC 28741 Make checks payable to Friends of Founders Park Business Name/Individual: _____________________________________ Contact Person: _________________________ Phone: _____________ Street or Mailing Address: ____________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ________ Zip: ________
On behalf of the Friends of Founders Park board of directors, I want to thank our community for their amazing support of Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. Last Saturday evening, the third annual Low County Shrimp Boil was held to raise funds for the park, and a great time was had by the sellout crowd of 300 patrons.
This event could not have been possible without those wonderful patrons, our dedicated board members, the hard working volunteers and most generous sponsors: Jim & Shirley Johnson; Ray & Diane McPhail; Bobby Haynes; Highlands Chamber of Commerce; Rotary Club of Highlands; The Business Spot; Ross Landscape Architecture; Jannie Bean Custom Jeweler; Taylor Pottery; Don & Betty Fisher; Highlands’ News; Laurel Magazine; WHLC; The Highlander Newspaper; Dry Sink; Ugly Dog Pub, Inc.; Town of Highlands; Alfred & Marleen Salo; The Vineyard at 37 High Holly; Main Street Nursery; and Highlands Lawn & Garden.
These important funds are greatly appreciated and used to help keep our fine park well maintained and beautiful for all to enjoy. Thank you so much for all you have done to make the shrimp boil and Kelsey- Hutchinson Founders Park a success.