06-15-11-take-a-walk.jpgThere is no shortage of generosity in this town when it comes to supporting the many nonprofi ts that serve the area. Individuals and businesses alike step up to offer cash, donate auction items and volunteer man-hours on a regular basis. To their credit, the nonprofits are creative, energetic and enthusiastic in their endeavors, making sure that each event is enjoyable and entertaining — a unique experience for their supporters. Better Health is certainly no exception.On Thursday, June 23, join Better Health at Campbellton Landing for an Outdoor Adventure Auction. “The concept was developed by one of our board members at the time, Bill McFayden,” said Better Health Executive Director Judy Klinck. “He is an avid outdoorsman and this is something that had not been done in the area before by a small nonprofi t. It sort of caught on, and we wanted it to be something that the whole family could enjoy.”Now in its third year, this bi-annual event offers some impressive auction items as well as a fun-filled evening featuring music, food and children’s activities.Although a lot of the auction items are in the hunting and fi shing and outdoor category, as the theme suggests, Klinck promises something for everyone. Some of the auction items and events are here in Cumberland County, but others are not, like the deer hunt in Darlington, S.C.“We have a turkey hunt in St. George, S.C., we have two fishing trips — one is at Baldhead Island and one is in Morehead City for the giant red drum, which happens to be the North Carolina state fish,” said Klinck. “We also have such things as teeth whitening and items from local gift shops. Then we have a trip to a Blowing Rock mountain cabin that has been donated. I happen to have stayed at this cabin before and it is very nice. That would be a lovely thing for someone to bid on. We hope to have a beach house as well.”The bluegrass band The Foggy Creek Boys are going to perform. They are a volunteer group that sings bluegrass and gospel and they perform exclusively for churches and charity events like this. “They perform at no charge, and this is the only kind of work they do,” said Klinck. “They are very professional and they have been performing for more than eight years so they have a nice repertoire. It is really very good of them to give this gift to the community.”The event runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. No need to purchase tickets in advance. Adults are $10 at the door and children of all ages are free. There will be food and beverages available, a 50/50 raffl e and a clown to entertain the younger attendees. Tickets for the raffl e can be purchased in advance and you don’t have to be present to win. All proceeds benefit Better Health. Visit the website at www.betterhealthcc.org or call them at 483-7534 to find out more.

Photo: A turkey hunt in St. George, S.C., is only one of the many items up for auction by Better Health at the Outdoor Adventure Auction on June 23 at Campbellton Landing.

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