The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will host a 25th anniversary celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Highland Brewing Company Event Center.
The event will highlight the projects and programs within the national park that have been made possible thanks to the support of donors, volunteers, and community partners. Guests are invited to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a special ceremony announcing the members of the new Abbott-Everhardt Society. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at BRPFoundation.org/events or by calling (866) 308-2773.
Since 1997, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has provided more than $20 million in support for the national park. Past projects include the construction of bathrooms and expansion of parking at Graveyard Fields, rehabilitation of the amphitheater at Mount Pisgah Campground, installation of new exhibits at the Craggy Gardens and Waterrock Knob visitor centers, and clearing overgrown vegetation at roadside overlooks. The Foundation is currently raising funds to replace the weathered viewing platform atop Mount Pisgah, among other initiatives.