Pisgah Bridge Festival
Several weeks ago you read about
the destruction of the
Citizens of the Pisgah community, home of the bridge, are organizing a
Pisgah Bridge Festival to be held Saturday, November 15th.
The festival will amass a group of local artists, potters and craftsmen
to display their respective skills. The
products of their skills when then be made available for purchase to help raise
funds for the bridge restoration. The
current plans call for the skilled workers to be in action from 9 in the morning
that afternoon. Local church groups
will be providing barbeque plates from
The afternoon will feature three
important events. First, the “Down
From the Mountain Boys”, a local bluegrass band will be providing music from
At that time there will be an
auction featuring a wide array of local art and pottery.
Finally, a day long raffle will conclude with the drawing of three
winners. Each winner will receive
one of the following prizes: a hand-woven quilt, a watercolor painting of the
bridge framed in wood taken from the original structure, or pottery donated by
Covered Bridge Pottery. All proceeds
will go directly towards the efforts to restore the
To date, over half of the necessary money has been raised.
The majority of those funds have been raised through governmental grants
and corporate donations. Organizers
hope that individuals from the community level will be able to raise the
majority of the remaining funds. If
successful, and provided with decent weather, the bridge may be back open to the
public as soon as next Easter. That
includes the reconstructed bridge, walking trail and picnic facilities.
If you’re able, please try to come by the