Black Mountain Home’s fall festival is bigger than ever

From staff reports

Ten years ago, Black Mountain Home for Children held a fall festival. A handful of people came to bid on silent auction items, play games and enjoy refreshments.

A decade later, the festival continues ( 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10), but now, attendance is in the hundreds, live entertainment and a car show are offered and more than 150 items are auctioned. And Richard Turner cooks barbecue all night.

“The Fall Festival has really grown into a signature event for us over the past 10 years,” said Tom Campbell, president of Black Mountain Home. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for folks in the region to come out and learn about our ministry firsthand. Our youth and staff really take pride in showcasing the campus and the difference we make in the lives of children..”

The event supports Black Mountain Home’s Every Day Fund.

Fall Festival highlights include performances by local dance groups In His Steps and Center Stage, as well as the Crossflame Youth Choir from St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Hickory.

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