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.
SATURDAYS ON PINE Come join the fun on Saturday evenings, 6-8 PM June to September. Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic items, family and friends. Sit in the open air and hear your favorite music echo through the air. Sponsored by members of the Highlands Chamber of Commerce
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.
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 - here
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH OUR GOAL FOR THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE PARK!
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 fourth 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: Shirley & Jim Johnson Ray & Diane McPhail Bobby Haynes Sharon &Bill Oglesby Nick Bazan Highlands Chamber of Commerce Rotary Club of Highlands The Business Spot Ross Landscape Architecture, PLLC Highlands’ News Laurel Magazine WHLC The Highlander Newspaper Dry Sink Wits End Ugly Dog Pub, Inc. Town of Highlands Alfred & Marleen Salo The Wine Shoppe Main Street Nursery Tate Landscaping Services, Inc.
We are also very indebted to our board members, army of event volunteers, Chef Mary Rosenfield, Doc Wilson, and event coordinator Bill Edwards. The important funds generated by the event are greatly appreciated and 100% are 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.