Banner Elk Celebrates Independence Day with Major Fundraiser - myfoxcarolinas.com

Banner Elk Celebrates Independence Day with Major Fundraiser

Posted: Updated:
  • Kyle McCurryMore>>

  • Kyle McCurry

    Kyle McCurry

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:14:24 GMT
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.

  • Mooresville's Brandon McReynolds Sets His Sights On NASCAR's Big Leagues

    Mooresville's Brandon McReynolds Sets His Sights On NASCAR's Big Leagues

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:12:59 GMT
    Brandon McReynolds' father, Larry McReynolds, was arguably one of the best crew chiefs in the Sprint Cup Series garage. Now, the younger McReynolds is looking to make a name for himself as a driver.
    Brandon McReynolds' father, Larry McReynolds, was arguably one of the best crew chiefs in the Sprint Cup Series garage. Now, the younger McReynolds is looking to make a name for himself as a driver.
  • Community Rallies To Beat Little Girl's Cancer

    Community Rallies To Beat Little Girl's Cancer

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:43:36 GMT
    Meagan Price loves horses, playing basketball with her friends, riding horses and her grandmother’s pony. She is in eighth grade, the daughter of Grady and Jennifer Price, and was recently diagnosed with a form of cancer known as Ewing Sarcoma.
    Meagan Price loves horses, playing basketball with her friends, riding horses and her grandmother’s pony. She is in eighth grade, the daughter of Grady and Jennifer Price, and was recently diagnosed with a form of cancer known as Ewing Sarcoma.

The Town of Banner Elk brought in the 4th of July with a contest featuring rubber ducks.

The annual event helped raise nearly $10,000 for the Kiwanis Club, which uses the funds to support the community.

“It's all part of Banner Elk being small town America,” said John Heinlein, Banner Elk Kiwanis Club. “We have this beautiful town park, a creek running through it.

"People come down, they enjoy Kiwanis Club big fundraiser, the rubber ducks, it just gets the kids and the adults super excited. We raised almost $9700 here today. All the proceeds go to support local schools, homeless relief agencies, and other organizations of a charitable nature."

The event was part of the annual “Party in the Park,” which follows the Independence Day Parade.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • New Fort Mill Bypass Promises Quicker Route

    New Fort Mill Bypass Promises Quicker Route

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:38:49 GMT
    The Fort Mill Southern Bypass was funded bit-by-bit.
    The Fort Mill Southern Bypass was funded bit-by-bit.
  • Tillis Campaign Kicks Off In Rowan County

    Tillis Campaign Kicks Off In Rowan County

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:07:50 GMT
    Thom Tillis was in Raleigh as the budget was being voted on but in Rowan County, Susan Tillis was kicking off Thom's campaign. Susan Tillis joined NC Senator Andrew Brock and US House candidate Vince Coakley in Salisbury.
    Thom Tillis was in Raleigh as the budget was being voted on but in Rowan County, Susan Tillis was kicking off Thom's campaign. Susan Tillis joined NC Senator Andrew Brock and US House candidate Vince Coakley in Salisbury.
  • Candlelight Vigil Held For Missing Rowan County Teenager Erica Parsons

    Candlelight Vigil Held For Missing Rowan County Teenager Erica Parsons

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:55:55 GMT
    A candlelight vigil was held Friday night in Granite Quarry for Rowan County missing teenager Erica Parsons. Erica was 13 years old when she was last seen by her adoptive family in late 2011.
    A candlelight vigil was held Friday night in Granite Quarry for Rowan County missing teenager Erica Parsons. Erica was 13 years old when she was last seen by her adoptive family in late 2011.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices