Together, we ARE Planting Lasting and Beautiful Impressions - First-Ever Campaign off to a Blooming Start

    By Valerie A. Hoffman
    Chamber Board of Directors, Marketing Committee
    When Flowering Bridge Chairperson, Kathy Tanner germinated an idea to line Memorial Highway in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village with all sorts of hanging baskets and flowering pots, none of us were really too sure about what kind of response we would get.
    It was a new program, after all, and it would take a small monetary contribution (and a whole host of volunteers) to pretty up the Gorge even more than it is already.
    But our Chamber members, being the enthusiastic supportive group that you are, have responded with one voice -  You told us, "We love this idea."
    And so, the Flower in the Power Campaign has become a living, breathing and beautiful reality that you should begin noticing by the end of June.
    It first began with the intent to beautify the Gorge before the arrival of the World Equestrian Games, but enthusiasm for the idea has been so strong that, collectively, we realized it was something we wanted to do .......just because!
    With a lot of behind the scenes planning, combined with a great deal of 'boots on the ground volunteers, the program has come together. Your Chamber, along with the Town of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, the Lake Lure Inn, and the Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority, are pleased to be a part of this campaign.
    Next month we'll have a complete list of all Chamber business members who participated in this program!
    In the meantime, if you have questions, you can ‚ÄčEmail Kathy Tanner directly