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Pancakes in the Park

Article Published: Aug. 28, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Pancakes in the Park

Pancakes in the Park
On Saturday, Sept. 5, while the Watauga Farmers' Market is taking place next door, Mountain Alliance is

hosting the first "Pancakes in the Park."

"For only $7, you can start your morning off right with a delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee - all for a great cause," a spokesperson for the event said.

"Local food and farmers are being highlighted during this tasty event. Local sausage and eggs will be featured, alongside fluffy and delicious pancakes," the spokesperson said. "You will not want to miss this tasty community celebration."

"Pancakes in the Park" will be held at the Daniel Boone Park Shelter, next to the Horn in the West and Daniel Boone Native Gardens, between 7 and 11 a.m.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Mountain Alliance.

For more information about "Pancakes in the Park," or any of the Mountain Alliance programs, contact Todd Nolt at 828-263-0383.

Appalachian to test warning system
Appalachian State University will conduct its monthly test of the campus siren warning system Friday, Sept. 11, at 11:55 a.m. The test has been moved from the first Wednesday of the month to coincide with Safety Week Sept. 8-11 at the university.

The siren test will consist of a 75-second discontinuous air horn tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message that says, "This is a test. This is a test of the emergency warning system. This is only a test."

The all-clear activation will consist of a 20-second alert tone followed by a pre-recorded voice message that repeats the message, "All clear. The emergency is over."

Appalachian uses multiple methods to notify and communicate emergency information to the campus community. The AppState-ALERT siren warning system is designed to provide campus students, staff, faculty and visitors with an audible notification of an emergency event that affects campus.

For more information about the university's AppState Alert voice/text/e-mail notification system, visit the Emergency Web Page at

Clinic yard sale
Board members, volunteers and friends are gathering their used, but serviceable, household items, art, tools, books, CDs and winter coats for a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in front of Watauga Internal Medicine, 136 Furman Road, one block from the corner of Deerfield and State Farm roads.

"All the money we raise locally helps us expand our services for the uninsured people of Watauga County," said executive director Rebecca Moore.

Thirty-one percent of Watauga County residents are uninsured, Moore said. The Community Care Clinic opened its doors in May 2006 and is staffed by volunteer medical professionals and other concerned people in the community.

For more information about the Community Care Clinic, call 265-8591 or visit

Service with a smile
The Boone Service League's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Deerfield United Methodist Church on Deerfield Road in Boone.

The league invites all interested women in the High Country to join members at any meeting. Refreshments are served at each meeting at 6:30 p.m., and the general business portion of the meeting convenes at 7 p.m.

The Boone Service League is always seeking new members and the organization is open to women ages 21 to 91 who are interested in making new friends and building leadership skills, while participating in fundraising and community service projects.

Throughout the year, Boone Service League holds several major fundraisers, sponsors high school scholarships, provides grant money to local nonprofit organizations and participates in Meals on Wheels, the Adopt-a-Street program, and many other hands-on service events.

"We also offer financial assistance to individuals in need in the High Country communities of Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties. All funds raised by the Boone Service League remain in the High Country," a spokesperson said.

The organization meets the first Tuesday of each month, August through May, at Deerfield United Methodist Church on Deerfield Road in Boone.

For more information, visit its Web site at

An OASIS of hope
OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) is seeking community members and students to become crisis line volunteers.

"The crisis line plays a critical role in our mission to create a community free from domestic violence and sexual assault," an OASIS spokesperson said. "Volunteers will have the opportunity to answer crisis calls from their homes once or twice a month.

"Volunteers are scheduled for evening hours and weekends only. No prior experience is necessary - we need compassionate and caring men and women who want to give back to their community."

OASIS is a private, nonprofit volunteer organization that has been serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County since 1978.

It provides: a 24-hour crisis line (262-5035), free and confidential shelter for victims and their children, short-term crisis intervention, advocacy and companionship through medical and legal processes, information and referral, support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, educational programs for schools, community organizations and professional groups.

All candidates for the training must complete an 18-hour training program in order to be prepared to answer OASIS crisis calls. The training will be Oct. 2-4. There is a $15 fee for materials.

For more information, contact Hannah Whitaker at the OASIS, Inc. office at (828) 264-1532 or ( The registration deadline is Sept. 25.

Salvation Army opening is Aug. 29
The High Country Salvation Army Family Store will host a "Grand Celebration" at its new location at 7979 N.C. 105 south in Boone on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the special celebration and sales event, which will include a free gift with purchases, free food, fun and fellowship.

The Family Store serves Watauga and Avery counties and features "gently used" clothing, furniture and household items. Donated items may be dropped off at the new location or for pickup service, call 828-963-2027.

Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hunger and Health Coalition benefit
Doncaster/Tanner Outlet will hold a charity event August 26-30 to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition food bank.

With a donation to the Hunger and Health Coalition food bank, a 30 percent discount will be given off a customer's entire purchase. Leather and Essential items are excluded.

The mission of the Hunger and Health Coalition is to relieve poverty and hunger in a compassionate manner for families and individuals who are experiencing economic hardship and food shortages.

This assistance may include food, medicine, and referrals to other community resources.

The Hunger and Health Coalition meets emergency needs while acting as a community resource assisting those in need to find a more permanent solution.

For more information, visit

Doncaster/Tanner Outlet is located in the Shops at Shadowline. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about Doncaster, visit or call (828) 268-2140

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