French Broad Crossing Rallies Community to Donate 64,000 Meals

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We’re All In This Together

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Sharing Nature’s Bounty This Holiday Season

The land here is the ultimate gift. The rolling Blue Ridge Mountains. The majestic French Broad River. Both millions of years old, both sustaining and nourishing the people of Madison County each day as they have throughout the ages. There’s something humbling and ennobling about these ancient hills. They are not only our home, they […]

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Preserve Communities Raises $44,000 for MANNA FoodBank

It was a lovely autumn day on Saturday, October 7 for the inaugural $25,000 Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta, held at The Preserve at Little Pine, just outside of Marshall, NC. Some 300+ guests were on hand to witness the exciting competition that featured world-class riders and horses—and to see the unveiling of the new million-dollar Equestrian Center.

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A Mountain-to-Table Feast for The Grand Prix Calcutta

Marinated asparagus and baby heirloom tomatoes … Jumbo lump crab cake soufflé … Prime beef tenderloin and pulled pork shoulder … Local apple crisp with cinnamon sugar … Pineapple mashed sweet potatoes … These are just some of savory delicacies—almost all locally grown and sourced—being prepared by chef extraordinaire Brian Sonoskus for the $25,000 Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta: a much-anticipated outdoor event to unveil the new state-of-the-art Equestrian Center at The Preserve at Little Pine.

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Equestrian Center Grand Opening to Benefit MANNA FoodBank

We invite you to celebrate with us as we unveil the new Equestrian Center Saturday, October 7 in Marshall, NC. We will kick it off in true equine style with a $25,000 Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta. Proceeds will support MANNA FoodBank in their battle against hunger in Western North Carolina.

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