Hello Friends of the Brasstown Community Center,
We have a lot going on in Brasstown this coming week surrounding the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.
BENEFIT FOR THE BRASSTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
There will be a waffle breakfast and hot dog lunch at the Brasstown Community Center to benefit the Brasstown Fire Department, on Sunday, August 20th and Monday August 21st, from 7 am to 3 pm. Go by the Community Center for breakfast, lunch or both on Sunday and Monday. This will be a perfect way to have a meal and meet members of the community before going to the Eclipse Party or other events this weekend. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution to the Brasstown Fire Department, checks can be mailed to The Brasstown Fire Department, PO Box 55, Brasstown, NC 28902. Any amount will be appreciated. Let’s all support our Brasstown Community Fire Department!
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY
The Solar Eclipse Party will be held at the Payne Air Field, about 1/2 mile east of the Brasstown Community Center, on Monday, August 21, 2017. The gates will open at 8:30 am and close at 12:30 pm when the eclipse begins, or when 6,000 cars are parked as that will be the total capacity of the parking area. There will be a NASA representative on hand to provide scientific information about the solar event. Bottle rockets will be fired prior to the scientific description of the event. There will be a band, food vendors, craft vendors and bouncy houses for children. Parking is $3.00 and entrance to the events is $3.00. The fees are to cover expenses to host the event. Children under 6 years of age will be admitted free. The two minute solar eclipse will be at 2:30 to 2:32 pm (not 2:35 to 2:37 as previously stated). The solar event will be over at 4:00 pm.
Plan to come early. The gates will be closed at 12:30 pm when the eclipse begins. Keep in mind there will be more traffic than usual in Clay County and surrounding areas and plan accordingly. Do not look at the sun without the proper eye protection.
SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES
LOOKING AT THE SUN WITHOUT THE PROPER EYE PROTECTION CAN CAUSE PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE AND/OR BLINDNESS. Be aware that that NASA has issued a warning that there are companies that are selling unsafe glasses. The space agency recommends only using eclipse glasses with ISO 12312-2 printed on them that have been printed by the four following companies: American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. They also recommend checking the glasses before use to make sure they are not scratched or damaged in anyway and supervising children who are using them to look at the eclipse. For more information, go to this link:
The Chamber of Commerce and Clay’s Corner have sold out of the solar eclipse glasses.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The final concert of the 2017 season will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 with The Chuck Nations Band. You don’t want to miss the grand finale concert of the season so mark your calendars for some great live bluegrass music with hot dogs, sandwiches, homemade peach cobbler and ice cream to top it off! It is a great way to visit with friends and neighbors. You never know who you might get to visit with there!
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. Hot dog and barbecue sandwich plates, homemade cobbler, ice cream and root beer floats will be available for purchase.
Fundraiser concerts in the Summer Concert Series are held May through August on the second and fourth Saturdays. The center is a non-profit, and all proceeds from the concerts and facility rentals are usually for maintenance and upkeep of the building. For details, call Clay Logan at 837-3797.
PESTICIDE DISPOSAL DAY – one day event
Pesticide Disposal Day will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 10 am until 2pm. Any pesticides, insecticide or fungicide will be accepted for disposal at NO CHARGE. Pesticides will be collected at the Clay County Extension office in the old Community Service Building (Health Dept.) below the library and post office in Hayesville. For further information call 389-6305.
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Your Brasstown Bell Crier,