Day of Service features festivities in JacksonWritten by Admin
Western Carolina University’s Academic Success Program (ASP) is working with associates from the Sylva Wal-Mart for a day of service from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, to help benefit several local community-based programs.
It will be held in the parking lot behind Wal-Mart’s garden center and will include a variety of fundraising events. A carnival with food, games and inflatable jump houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to children of all ages. Paws, the WCU mascot, will be there to greet the community as they enjoy the day’s festivities.
A benefit concert, featuring The Mixx, will be held after the carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Community Table and REACH of Jackson County as well as Full Spectrum Farms, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Skyland Care Center and CuRvE. People who come to this year’s Day of Service will have the opportunity to shop for a wish list provided by the Community Table and REACH. Wal-Mart will provide a matching grant of up to $1,000 for each agency in addition to helping offset the cost of the event.