Recent Events

2019 FBCC and BCCWNC Veteran’s Day Tour

Sunday, November 10, 2019 offered beautiful fall weather as Dennis Somerville led his 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day Tour with members from both FBCC and BCCWNC.  43 cars participated with a visit to the Sassafras Mountain Observation Tower where Dennis and Kathy recognized our Veterans.  The drive continued to lunch at Mica’s Restaurant in Cashiers.

FBCC Veterans
Denny Somerville USMC – Sgt
Gerald Medford US Navy – AMH3
SFC Rick Pitts US Army – SFC
Jud Chapin US Air Force – Capt.
Wayne Telman US Navy – E6/ET1
Marjorie Holtzclaw US Navy – E5
Jay Coffey US Army – 1st Lt
Bob Bigelow US Air Force – E4
Peter Dejong Dutch Army – Surveyor
BCCWNC Veterans
Fred Wescoe US Air Force – SSgt
Tray Houston USMC – Sgt
Larry Griswold US Air Force – Lt. Col.
George DeWalder US Army – Sgt

Thank you Dennis and Kathy Somerville for hosting this event.
Photos by Terry Ramsey and Kelly Jones.

2019 Mt. Mitchell Circumnavigation

Friday, October 18, 2019 was an outstanding fall day for this event with cool morning temperatures and plenty of sunshine.  We started with a back roads drive from the Folk Art Center to downtown Burnsville with lunch at the Garden Deli.  As we turned left off US Hwy 19E onto Main St. in Burnsville, we passed an outdoor art project featuring a 22-foot-tall solar “telescope” with hand-blown glass bulbs.  Please see this link for more details:
Follow the Light
After lunch, our drive headed south to the Blue Ridge Parkway and on to Mt. Mitchell.  Clear skies made for beautiful mountain views in all directions from the top of Mt. Mitchell.
Thank you Tom Young for hosting this event.
Photos by Terry Ramsey and Gene Carter