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Pickin' in the Park at Bent Creek Community Park - May 3

Help us raise money for a mower!Bent Creek Community Park is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Pickin’ in the Park at Bent Creek Community Park on May 3 from 1:30 - 9 p.m.  The event will include a short track bike race, 5k trail run, pig picking, silent auction and raffle. 

The Pickin’ in the Park 5k and short track race will encompass the trails of our 21-acre park, giving each runner the chance to fully experience the beauty of a local trail running and biking venue.  The short track race will host different races throughout the day to accommodate all skill levels from beginner to pro and the 5k is open to all runners.

The pig picking will feature delicious fare from Louella’s BBQ, live music and will begin at 6pm.  The silent auction is fully stocked with items, services and gift certificates from generous businesses throughout Asheville.  It will last from 1:30 - 8 p.m. and will be followed immediately at 8 p.m. with a raffle. 

All proceeds from this event will benefit Bent Creek Community Park, specifically with the intention of raising funds to purchase a new commercial lawnmower to maintain park grounds.  Residents of the community volunteer their time to maintain over 5 acres of green-space. 

Bent Creek Community Park operates under the umbrella of Asheville GreenWorks, a non-profit organization that is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, a volunteer-based, environmental organization working to enhance the environmental and quality of life for citizens in Asheville and Buncombe County through Community based projects. After 40 years, Asheville GreenWorks remains the largest volunteer environmental organization in Western North Carolina through 200+ projects they host each year.

Bent Creek Community Park is is adjacent to Bent Creek Experimental Forest, the oldest federal experimental forest east of the Mississippi River.  It encompasses almost 6,000 acres within Pisgah National Forest and not only focuses on long-term and current forestry research, but is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers and bikers.

This event is being made possible with the help from major sponsors BorgWarner, Industry Nine, Accounting Professionals, ERA Sunburst Realty, Luellas BBQ & Dragonfly Nursery and Landworks.

Media Contact:

Mahalia Kennedy
Bent Creek Community Resident

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