Mast General Stores Show Support for Parkway Foundation on Friends Day, Sept. 10

Published Friday, September 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

Five locations will donate 10 percent of sales on September 10 to the nonprofit

Each fall, Mast General Store shows its commitment to the Blue Ridge Parkway during Friends’ Day. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is fortunate to count Mast Store among its friends. On Saturday, September 10, five Mast General Stores (Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, and the Valle Crucis Original Store & Annex) will donate 10 percent of sales to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation as part of the annual event.

“I hope everyone who enjoys the Blue Ridge Parkway will come out to shop in support of the wonderful park in their backyard and a great local business,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

Patagonia will also make a donation of $2,500 to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation on behalf of Mast General Stores.

Through this generous support, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is able to address critical needs on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The nonprofit’s projects range from a remote wildlife camera program and trail repairs to the rehabilitation of historic places, including Moses H. Cone Memorial Park near Blowing Rock.

Ward, staff, and volunteers will greet guests at each location to share details on how the nonprofit enhances visitor experiences through historic preservation, environmental conservation, and educational outreach.

Friends’ Day

When: Saturday, September 10

What: Mast General Store will donate 10 percent of sales to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Patagonia is making a donation of $2,500 to the Foundation as part of its 1% for the Planet and on behalf of Mast General Store

Where: Mast General Stores in Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, and the Valle Crucis Original Store & Annex

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About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

The Foundation is the primary nonprofit fundraising organization, 501(c)3, of the Blue Ridge Parkway, helping ensure cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, educational outreach, and visitor enjoyment now and for future generations.www.brpfoundation.org

About the Mast General Store

The Original Mast General Store in the rural community of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as “one of the best remaining examples of an old country store.” From Valle Crucis, the Mast Store has grown into a family of stores along historic Main Streets in Boone, Waynesville, Hendersonville, Asheville, and Winston-Salem in North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina. The company strives to uphold the traditions of general store by being involved in each of its home communities.

www.MastGeneralStore.com.

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