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Hacksaw Ridge at the Parkway Theater on July 27, 2023 @ 6:30 PM

Hacksaw Ridge at the Parkway Theater on July 27, 2023 @ 6:30 PM
Official Flyer Promotion of a Special Showing of HACKSAW RIDGE
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Official NRC Polo Shirt Logo

The New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America in conjunction with the Desmond Doss Foundation will proudly present a showing of the award winning film Hacksaw Ridge on July 27, 2023 at the Parkway Theater in West Jefferson, NC.

Admission is FREE TO ALL.

Everyone is encouraged to print the attached flyer and post on your refrigerator, but to also make WIDEST DISTRIBUTION of this announcement to friends and associates.

All members of the New River Chapter are asked to help make this showing of the film for which our Chapter's Chair of Programs, COL Charles Knapp, MC, USA (Ret.) was a special consultant, a great success by attending the performance and also, to be sure and wear your chapter polo shirt with logo in order to be recognized as being part of our MOAA Chapter, the New River NC22.

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May 20, 2023

Music Fest to Honor Vets

The New River Chapter will host the 2023 edition of our Music Fest to Honor Vets at the Ashe County Civic Center on May 20th from 1 PM - 4 PM.

The cost is $10 / ticket and can be purchased at the event.

As with previous Music Fests select veteran’s service will be recognized and honored with a healing quilt from the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

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May 28, 2022

New River Chapter Honored Veterans with Music at the Ashe Civic Center

New River Chapter Honored Veterans with Music at the Ashe Civic Center
New River Chapter MOAA Logo
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Music Honoring Ashe County Veterans publicity poster.

On May 28, 2022, the New River Chapter hosted a music event - Music Honoring Ashe County Veterans - at the Ashe Civic Center from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Formerly our Marathon Jam, this was our first fund raising opportunity to support the Fisher Houses of NC since we had to cancel Jams in 2020 and 2021.

The program featured four local musicians/music groups and local veterans were honored with the presentation of "Healing Quilts" donated by the Ashe Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

There was $10 admission and all proceeds will benefit the Fisher Houses of NC at Camp LeJeune and Fort Bragg.

Follow this link to view photographs from the event...
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May 14, 2022

New River Chapter Provides Support to the New River Marathon

Dedicated volunteers from our Chapter provide support each year to the New River Marathon!

As in previous years, we will man a watering station at the junction of Railroad Grade Road and the entrance to the Skyland Waters development in Ashe County. Additionally, we will have a person stationed at the intersection of Railroad Grade Road and Castleford Road to ensure that all marathoners TURN RIGHT!

Let's all hope for dry weather between 0700 and 1230 on May 14th as well as NO WIND...it's really hard to fill cups with water when there are strong breezes at the watering site!

New River Marathon Web Page
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May 18, 2019

Marathon Jam 2019

Marathon Jam 2019
The JAM Poster used to advertise the special event

* The New River Chapter hosted the 2019 Marathon Jam on Saturday, May 18th at the Ashe County Arts Council building in West Jefferson.

* The Jam provides a venue for musicians - all levels of experience and selection of instruments - who are welcome to come and enjoy "pickin' and grinnin' " with others from noon to midnight.

* Musicians are always encouraged to seek sponsors who are willing to pledge monies for their time of performing and all proceeds raised will be used to help support the Fisher Houses at Camp LeJeune and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

* During the course of the day, breaks are held to recognize Ashe County Veterans for their service and presentations are made to them with "healing quilts" which are provided by the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Pictured below right, is one of the quilts presented to a Veteran at the 2018 Jam.

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September 16, 2014

Town Hall Meeting

Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts

* The New River Chapter revived their highly successful interest in Ashe County politics by holding a Town Hall meeting, akin to the debate we sponsored in 2010.

* Pictured right are New River Chapter 1st VP Charles Knapp, Sue Counts, Moderator Ron Fitzwater and State Representative Jonathan Jordan.

* Link to News and Events to learn more about the highly successful meeting that will help to inform the voters of Ashe County in advance of the forthcoming November election.

Click here to open News and Events:
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June 17, 2014

Ashe County 100 Year Celebration

* Mr. Phillip McMillian of the Ashe County Centennial Board was the feature speaker at our June regular meeting. If you didn't know that Ashe County will hold a grand celebration on the occasion of West Jefferson's 100th, then Phillip, along with Chris Barr were on hand to share information on the many, exciting things that are being planned.

* The "Official" WJ Centennial logo (right) has now been revealed and will be made available to vendors for use on the many products that will help our little town welcome it's second century.

* New River's members learned of ways that we can be involved and shared some ideas with the committee about how we can make our presence known here in Ashe County.

* The Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM at the Coffee House on the Backstreet. Open/read the minutes of the BOD and regular meeting posted under Documents.

* As with other regular meetings, food and drink were available for purchase from Coffee House on the Backstreet hostess, Ms. Julie McGunegle.

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April 15, 2014

The New River, An Ashe County Treasure

* COL Knapp, Program Manager for the New River Chapter, welcomed Mr. George Santuci, Executive Director and Ms. Carol Coulter, Director of Operations, National Committee of the New River to our regular meeting to educate our members and guests about the New River...our "namesake.".

* The presentation, intended to help make us better stewards of this Ashe County Treasure, was very educational and enjoyed by all who attended.

* The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 PM at the Coffee House on the Backstreet. Open/read the BOD and regular meeting minutes under Documents.

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March 18, 2014

Predicting Mountain Weather, Old Time Way

* A NOT TO BE MISSED program helped kick-off the New River Chapter regular programming schedule for 2014.

* Mr. Joe Mullis, Old Time Weather Predictor whose heritage as a Native American and of Melungeon ethnicity, as well as growing up deep in the Appalachians and its role in his learning pre-scientific methods of predicting weather was our guest speaker

* Joe helped us understand how to be better protected from changes in our Ashe County and North Carolina weather patterns.

* The Board of Directors met at 5:30 PM at the Coffee House on the Backstreet. Open/read minutes from the BOD and regular meeting under Documents.

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