Celebration Photos Courtesy: Doug Mills

FLC’s Summer Celebration!

Held on Saturday •  August 18, 2018 5pm-8:30pm

HOST LOCATION: RiverView Family Farm

Net proceeds from this year’s Celebration support our enduring mission
to preserve, protect, and enhance the lands of the Southern Appalachian region.

On behalf of FLC’s Board of Directors and staff we wanted to thank all of our Sponsors, Hosts, and Friends of the Foothills  for joining us at FLC’s annual Summer Celebration! This event brings together our supporters and those interested in learning more about our organization. It’s an opportunity to visit with Board and staff while learning about Foothills’ mission, project successes, and highlights. And, we just enjoy spending time with each other – it’s a party!

Despite storms in the area all evening, RiverView escaped the showers and FLC’s  program kicked off with a short presentation from FLC Executive Director, Bill Clabough. Bill conveyed that FLC has the potential for 2018 to be another standout record year in regards to preserved acreage.  He also took time to recognize and thank the Foothills Board and staff along with our many supporters, including founding member, Gail Harris.   FLC’s Board President, Madge Cleveland, also took the stage to thank Bill for all of his hard work over the years.

Doug Mills, Videographer of the local television program, “The Heartland Series”, provided his outstanding photography skills to capture the Celebration attendees. Click here to view event photos.  Holly Hambright’s crew and the Pour Guys took care of guests with a Southern menu that included: Holly’s Famous Candied Bacon, Deviled Eggs, Marblegate Farm Caprese Salad, Fresh Peas with Mint and Lemon, Roasted Pork Tenderloin Sliders, and Black Bean and Corn Salad.  Door prizes included a rain barrel donated by the Water Quality Forum, a University of Tennessee themed cornhole game, handmade and local wooden bracelets and a bottle stopper,  a handmade bluebird box from North Carolina, and a Tennessee themed gift basket.

The end of August is always a time of transition for FLC as we enjoy the annual Celebration with our Friends, say goodbye to summer, and hit the ground running with land conservation projects to close by the year’s end.  Staff is currently working on land preservation partnerships in  multiple Tennessee counties and states! The second half of the year is always a busy one for completing land preservation partnerships and we can’t wait to share the news as these projects become official conservation easement agreements. If you have an interest in learning more about preserving your land in it’s natural state or as a working farm, please contact the FLC office at 865-681-8326, visit our Landowner’s Page, as well as info on the now permanent enhanced Federal tax incentive for conservation easement donations.

Again, many thanks to all that came out for a memorable evening and we’ll see you again next year!

- The FLC Team

To view 2018′s Celebration photos – click here

To view 2017′s  Celebration photos – click here

To view 2016′s  Celebration photos – click here

About Foothills Land Conservancy: Now in our 33rd year of service, FLC has assisted in the preservation of over 100,000 acres of cherished mountains, working farms, and rural landscapes in 38 Tennessee counties and across 6 additional states!  2017 was another banner year for the Conservancy! In addition to relocating our organization out to the 300 acre Harris Farm and adding two staff biologists to the team, FLC preserved close to 15,700 acres! Foothills is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and does not receive any financial assistance from local, state or federal governments. We rely on individual and corporate contributions solely to sustain our organization, land acquisition and stewardship funds. For more info, visit www.foothillsland.org.