Support local greenways – Sunday, October 28th

October 22, 2012

RiverLink is working throughout your community to support greenways along tributaries to the French Broad River, as part of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan to connect neighborhoods, downtown and the river to our areas assets and attractions, from the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Arboretum, River Arts District, UNC-Asheville, Appalachian and Mountains to Sea Trails, Biltmore Village, and more.  We are currently supporting greenway efforts through a variety ways, and you too can help support your local greenway initiative, through Deeds of Support and local fundraising events.  Currently we have three greenway initiatives, the Broadway Greenway Link and the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, and the sustaining support for the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay, which helps us make these connections.  
On Sunday October 28th, RiverLink is co-hosting fundraising events for local greenways. 
The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Gathering
Altamont Brewing Company 3-6pm w/ 2pm Bike Ride
Broadway Greenway Benefit Party
Hogan Residence 273 Pearson Dr. 4pm – 7pm
The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway (FOHCG) will host the second annual Greenway Gathering at the Altamont Brewing Companyfrom 3:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 28. The event will launch the FOHCG’s membership drive and will include activities for children, guest speakers, and a cycling ride. The family friendly cycling ride through the greenway will leave the brewery at 2:00 and return at 3:00. 
In addition to hosting the gathering, the Altamont Brewing Company will recognize the FOHCG as the “non-profit of the month” by donating a portion of beer sales from the event and throughout November to the organization.
For more information about the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway or to become a member, please contact Brotherhug Barlow ( or Jack Igelman ( Or link to: and on facebook
Broadway Greenway Benefit Party – On October 28, starting at 4 p.m., Jo and Kevin Hogan are opening their home at 273 Pearson Drive, Montford (map) to help raise funds for the Broadway Greenway, aka the former Health Adventure site. Sponsors include RiverLink, The Montford Neighborhood Association, the Nine Mile vegetarian-friendly restaurant, ModestoWood Fire Kitchen, the WedgeBrewery, Clayworks and HossHaley. The Hogans will prepare Spit Roast Turkey as the main course for a wonderful feast. Your ticket will also enter you into a raffle for a Hoss Haley bronze candelabra, a JoshCopusceramic platter and a silkscreen print by Kevin Hogan. Tickets are $20 per person and additional raffle tickets may be purchased at $10 each. You do not have to be present to win. Call 254-4055 or e-mail scouser415@aol.comfor tickets. Make checks out to the Montford Neighborhood Association and mail to 273 Pearson Dr. Asheville NC 28801, by October 21. If you wish to pay by credit card contact RiverLink at www.riverlink.orgor and note that this is for the Hogan House Party Benefit. We hope you will join us for some fun in Montford.