Volunteers from the Children’s Center, Friends of Silvermont and their friends began preparations for the “Revenge of the White Squirrels” and “Lighted Pumpkin Patch” events that will take place in October in Silvermont Park. The extensive collection of lighted pumpkin and other Halloween decorations that were previously part of the “Stingy Jacks” display in Pisgah Forest have been donated to the County.
Using these decorations, the Children’s Center and Friends of Silvermont will transform Silvermont Park as witches, pirates, spiders, bats, scary squirrels and jack-o-lanterns stage a haunting. Children’s activities will feature a “Scary Squirrel Search,” walks through the “Haunted Pumpkin Patch” trails, numerous games a Continue reading
The new trail at Silvermont is completed and ready for visitors of all ages, be it on foot, in strollers, or wheelchairs. The trail was designed to be ADA accessible, and at almost one half mile in length, it is the longest such trail in the area. Generously funded by Gene and Sally Baker, in memory of their son Jonathan who grew up in Brevard and loved the outdoors, the completed trail accomplishes one of the primary goals of the Silvermont Centennial grounds plan. Continue reading
The public meeting to look at plans for the Silvermont playground has been rescheduled after being snowed out twice! The new meeting time is Tuesday, March 17 at 5:30, at the Transylvania County Recreation Center. Please join in this exciting next step!
Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department will host a public input meeting on February 17, 2015 at 5:30-6:30pm at the Recreation Center located at 1078 Ecusta Rd. At this meeting, County Staff will discuss the Silvermont and Rosman Park playground projects, share preliminary designs and seek input on these designs. Continue reading
The weekly Thursday night Mountain Music jams at the Silvermont Mansion were featured this week in multiple mediums from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Blue Ridge Music Trails, including newsletters, news stories and social media. They wanted to take advantage of all the fall traffic along the parkway this month and point visitors to our music event. The story has also been picked up by the NC Arts Council. Click here to see the stories.
Internationally known potter Judith Duff has donated prints of her original water color of Silvermont Mansion to the Silvermont Centennial Committee’s fundraising efforts.
Duff, a resident of Transylvania County, painted the original water color in the 1980s as part of a fundraising effort then for the Friends of Silvermont. The prints were made at that time, too.
Duff recently gave some of the remaining prints to the centennial committee to support fundraising for repairs and improvements to the Silvermont mansion. Continue reading