Lake Toxaway-Sapphire Community Event: Treasures of the Past

August 13, 2011 - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Lake Toxaway Community Center

Event: Lake Toxaway-Sapphire Community Event: Treasures of the Past
Event Date: August 13, 2011
Event Time: 9:30 am‚ 5:00 pm
Event Location: Lake Toxaway Community Center
Contact: Susan Breedlove, 828-966-4026

Lake Toxaway-Sapphire has a history of its own. Come celebrate with mountain families and topics related to our past; railroad, logging, Lake Toxaway Inn, churches, schools, rural electric, fire department, etc. A meal will be served featuring "old timey food", also music from noon on. Exie Henson, a local novelist, will be the featured speaker.



Come join us in celebration of our past, present and future

The Lake Toxaway, Sapphire-Whitewater, and Quebec Communities event for the

 Sesquicentennial 150th Celebration of Transylvania County

will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

at the Lake Toxaway Community Center

Please join us for a heritage day of fun, guest speakers, family histories, community and Transylvania County history, antique car show, arts and crafts, an honoring of veteran’s, and barbeque.

Music featuring Alex Rogers and the Shades of Blue Grass; Joe Byers and Smoky Mountain Cut-ups; Eddie Chapman and Carolina Country

 Guest speakers will be historic novelist, Exie Wilde Henson presenting “How Dear to My Heart” memories of Lake Toxaway in the 1930’s and 40’s; general manager of the Lake Toxaway Company, David Dew presenting a history of Lucy Armstrong Moltz; and conservationist, Robert Balentine of Southern Highlands Reserve

“Hot off the press”, author Jan Plemmon’s latest book: Upper Transylvania County, NC will be available for $25.00. Also, Exie Henson’s Beyond This Mountain, Mountain Song and others.

Please plan to attend and spend the day. If you miss this one, there will not be another one for fifty years!

For additional information please contact Susan Breedlove at

828-966-4026 or



AUGUST 13TH 2011

 9:30-10:00     Opening remarks

 10:00-10:30   Speaker: David Dew, Lucy Armstrong Moltz

 10:30-11:00   Speaker: Exie Henson, “How Dear To My Heart”

 11:00-12:45   Band: Alex Rogers and Shades of Blue Grass

 12:45-2:30     Band: Joe Byers and Smoky Mountain Cut-ups

 2:30-3:00       Speaker: Robert Balentine, Southern Highlands Reserve

 3:00-4:45       Band: Eddie Chapman and Carolina Country

 4:45-5:00       Closing remarks


August 13th Itinerary for Arboretum Tour

All times up to and including 2:05pm include a 5 minute boarding/de-boarding from van

08:30 am - Leave Payne House for Southern Highlands Reserve

09:00 am - Arrive at Southern Highlands Reserve

11:10 am - Leave Southern Highlands Reserve to Canaan Land

12:00 pm - Leave Canaan Land for Lake Toxaway

12:30 pm - Arrive at Lake Toxaway and board Miss Lucy (Greystone Boat)

  1:20 pm - Arrive at Greystone Inn dock and de-bark Miss Lucy

 1:55 pm - Leave Greystone for Payne House

 2:05 pm - Arrive at Community Center

 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm Bar-B-Q lunch

 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Speaker Robert Balentine

 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm Eddie Chapman and Carolina Country Band

 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks


 Classic Car Show

  North Toxaway Baptist Church invites you to
Heavenly RidesZ Classic Car Show 
Saturday, August 13, 2011
9:30am to 5:00pm
Parking Show Cars begins at 9am
at North Toxaway Baptist Church
51 Slick Fisher Road - Lake Toxaway, N. C.
Come join in the FUN! Admission Free or Donation/Canned Food Welcome!
Car Owners: Bring out your Pride & Joy and show it off!
Show Car Registration Fee: Donations to NTBC
People's Choice Judging with Best of Show, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Trophies!
For more information please call Bonnie at 828-877-2388 or 864-350-7844

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