Snow Camp - Community Events Modified: Friday, June 19, 2009

Community Events

Snow Camp 4th of July 2009 Parade & Celebration

The Snow Camp community and the Sylvan Ruritan will hold a Fourth of July Celebration and Parade on Saturday, July 4th, 2009. The parade will begin at 10 am at Sylvan Elementary School, followed by the celebration with live music, food, ice cream and fun at the Sylvan Elementary Ball Field. Local churches, meetings, vendors and residents are invited to bring baked goods and arts & crafts and will need to register by July 3, 2009. All are welcome to participate in the parade, just register when you arrive at 9:30 am. For information and registration see snowcamp.org, contact parade@snowcamp.org or call Mike & Penny Arnold at (336)376-9433.

Snow Camp will again have a 4th of July Parade in 2008!

The Snow Camp community and the Sylvan Ruritan will hold a Fourth of July Celebration and Parade on Friday, July 4th, 2008. The parade will begin at 10 am at Sylvan Elementary School, followed by the celebration with live music, food, ice cream and fun at the Sylvan Elementary Ball Field. Local churches, meetings, vendors and residents are invited to bring baked goods and arts & crafts and will need to register by July 3, 2008. All are welcome to participate in the parade, just register when you arrive at 9:30 am. For information and registration see snowcamp.org, contact parade@snowcamp.org or call Mike & Penny Arnold at (336)376-9433. Flyer available here.

Fun Night Season Closer
The Sylvan Athletic Association is having a Fun Night on June 27th, 2008 starting at 6:30pm at the Sylvan ball field.

All coaches, players and family members of the current year Sylvan baseball and softball teams are invited. There will be games and free hotdogs.

Donations are appreciated to help cover food expense.

Trophies will be given out at the Fun Night.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with this event please contact Bryan Wilson at 336 376-6991.

Sylvan Athletic Association to hold annual elections

  • The next meeting will be held at 7:00PM on July 13th, 2008 at the Ye Old Country Kitchen.
  • Holding annual elections at this meeting. Membership dues must be paid in order to vote.
    Dues are $5.00 per immediate household family and due by July 01, 2008.
    Please contact Bryan Wilson for membership at 336 376-6991.
  • Updated bylaws are available here
  • The current slate of candidates:
  • Snow Camp Outdoor Drama announces it’s 35th season!

    www.snowcampdrama.com

    See an updated flyer for the 35th season

    THE SWORD OF PEACE is an historical outdoor drama written by William Hardy.   The Sword of Peace is a dramatic portrayal of the American Revolution.  It enlightens the audience about the struggles the peaceful Quakers must face in a time of war.  Sword of Peace performs selected dates June 26 – Aug. 30. 

    PATHWAY TO FREEDOM is an historical outdoor drama written by Mark Sumner with Music by Ann Hunt Smith.  Pathway to Freedom is an exciting account of the struggles and heroism of the 1840’s and the 1850’s along the “Underground Railroad” from North Carolina to Indiana.  Pathway to Freedom performs selected dates July 3 – Aug. 29.

    Friday Nights at the Park! - Pleasant Hill Christian Church

    Fun and fellowshop for the entire family at teh Pleasant Hill Christian Church Activity Field at 7pm on
    June 6 & 20,
    July 4 & 18,
    August 1, 15, 29.

    Come with your lawn chair and spend some time catching up with your neighbors and friends.

    For more information, visit: www.pleasanthillchristian.com

    2007 Christmas Parade
    The Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre is sponsoring a Christmas Parade on December 8, 2007 at 12:00 noon. The line-up starts at 11:00AM at Sylvan School.

    Individuals, clubs, groups, civic organizations, churches, school clubs, band and others are invited to come celebrate Christmas with this community parade.

    After the parade, the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre is sponsoring a Brunswick stew sale, that will be held in the Shoffner Building, located in the drama site.

    For more information, call (336)376-6948.


    2007 4th of July Parade
    The Snow Camp community and the Sylvan Ruritan will hold a Fourth of July Celebration and Parade on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007. The parade will begin at 10 am at Sylvan Elementary School, followed by the celebration with live music, food, ice cream and fun at the Sylvan Elementary Ball Field. Admission, parking, participation in the parade and exhibition space are free. Local churches, meetings, vendors and residents are invited to bring baked goods and arts & crafts and will need to register by July 3, 2007. All are welcome to participate in the parade, just register when you arrive at 9:30 am. For information and registration see snowcamp.org, contact parade@snowcamp.org or call Mike & Penny Arnold at (336)376-9433.

    Sword of Peace/Historical Drama opens its 34rd Season on June 28th, 2007. This year see the historical dramas The Sword of Peace & Pathway to Freedom, along with the musical Jesus Christ SuperStar and children's show. Click to find out more.

    Sylvan Athletic Association:

    President
    Bryan Wilson
    Vice President
    Jay Curtis
    Treasurer
    Tammy Matthews
    Secretary
    Ann Cox
    Assistant Secretary
    Wendy Rumley

    Schedule

    • The next meeting will be held at 7:00PM on March 4, 2007 at the Sylvan Cafeteria.
    • Baseball signups will be held from 5:30-7:00 PM on March 6 & 8, 2007 at the Sylvan Cafeteria.
    • There will be workdays at 10:00AM on March 10 & 17 at the Sylvan Ballfield.

    The Bylaws of the Sylvan Athletic Association are available here. Many thanks to Bryan Hagood of the Alamance County Recreation and Parks Department and his staff for making this available.

    2005 4th of July Parade and Celebration The Snow Camp community will hold a Fourth of July Celebration and Parade on Monday, July 4th, 2005. The parade will begin at 10 am at Sylvan Elementary School, followed by the celebration with live music, food, ice cream and fun at the Sylvan Elementary Ball Field. Admission, parking, participation in the parade and exhibition space are free. Local churches, meetings, vendors and residents are invited to bring baked goods and arts & crafts and will need to register by July 3, 2005. All are welcome to participate in the parade, just register when you arrive at 9:30 am. For information and registration see snowcamp.org, contact parade@snowcamp.org or call Mike & Penny Arnold at (336)376-9433. Click to find out more.

    Sword of Peace/Historical Drama opens its 32st Season on June 30th, 2005. This year see the historical dramas The Sword of Peace & Pathway to Freedom, along with the musical Fiddler on the Roof and the children's show Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Click to find out more.

    Snow Camp Civitan Club continues to have organizational meetings at Ye Old Country Kitchen Thursday nights at 7:00 in the back room. If you are interested in finding out more about this organization please come to the meeting or contact Sandy Stewart at home 336-376-3898 or during working hours at 336-222-7601. Click to find out more.

    2/26/2004 - Snow Camp Civitan organizational meeting The Snow Camp Civitans will be having an orginiaztional meeting at Ye Old Country Kitchen Thursday night February 26 at 7:00 in the back room. If you are interested in finding out more about this organization please come to the meeting or contact Sandy Stewart at home (336)376-3898 or during working hours at (336)222-7601.

    To find out more about Civtans you can reference the website below:
    http://www.civitaninternational.com.

    If you decide to dine, the cost of the banquet is $5.95 plus drink is $.99.

    On 1/19/2004 the Snow Camp Land Use Committee held a meeting to discuss land-use issues in our community. The meeting was well attended with spirited discussion all around. In addition to hearing from a number of presenters and members of the community, a current Alamance County Commissioners and several individuals that are running for Commissioner were present and let their opinions be known. The Land Use committee was formed at a meeting on 4/23/2002 to discuss the results of a study done by the UNC School of Public Health.

    A newspaper article was written about the meeting, it is included below. Read the article.

    Land Use Committee
    Land use in Snow Camp is a very important topic and on 1/19/2004, the committee called a community meeting to discuss various aspects of land use in Snow Camp.

    Several reports were referenced in this meeting:

    Snow Camp residents divided on zoning issue

    by Brent Lancaster
    Times-News 1/20/2004 (reprinted with permission)

    SNOW CAMP -- Zoning in the unincorporated areas of Alamance County could be a big issue in this fall's county commissioner race, if a meeting in Snow Camp on Monday night is any indication.

    More than 50 people gathered in the cafeteria at Sylvan Elementary School to talk about growth in southern Alamance County and what to do about problems between neighbors. But most of the nearly two-hour meeting centered around zoning.

    Alamance County has no zoning outside the cities and towns and the one or two mile areas around them. The topic has come up from time to time, mostly when property owners want to prevent something they don't want from moving in next door.

    But locals who have announced plans to challenge for seats on the board of county commissioners said Monday the question of zoning is one that the county must address. That, coupled with plans for tremendous commercial and residential growth in the county over the next couple of years and a planning document written by county residents that recommends some limited zoning, seems to have pushed the issue forward.

    Discussions at Sylvan on Monday broke the zoning question down along familiar lines. Advocates said it is needed in a county poised for explosive growth that now can do nothing to slow or even plan for growth. Their opposites say that property rights, a staple in conservative Alamance County, would be diminished if the county government can dictate what is built where.

    "On my property you have a right to your opinion but you do not have a right to tell me what I can do with my property," Linda Patterson, who recently moved back to family land in Snow Camp from Graham, said. "That's America."

    Snow Camp residents came together because of growing concern about new subdivisions and mobile home parks in the community. They heard about a county program to preserve farm land, the Destination 2020 plan written by a group of residents appointed by the county commissioners to map out a plan for the next 20 years in Alamance County and how the county could enact zoning.

    As the board of commissioners stands now, there are probably not enough votes on the five-person board to pass zoning. Commissioners John Patterson, W.B. "Junior" Teague and Bill Lashley have all come out against it in the past. But three seats on the board are up for election this year and Patterson has said he will not run again.

    Cindy Brady, Celo Faucette and Ray Cobb, who all have plans to run for a seat on the board, said Monday they want the county to decide on zoning one way or another.

    Brady said at least talking about zoning is a step in the right direction.

    "I've seen a lot of change and, right now, the change is driving us," she said.

    Another option is for individual townships to vote on zoning. A bill passed in the General Assembly in 1997 allows residents to vote on zoning in their township if enough signatures are collected to get it on a petition.

    Teague, the only current commissioner at Monday's meeting, said he was worried about a "bureaucrat" from Graham telling the county's farmers what to do.

    "I don't think you're going to find many full-fledged farmers, except for maybe one or two that I know, that are going to be for zoning," Teague said.

    Brent Lancaster can be reached at brent_lancaster@link.freedom.com

    Study's focus is Snow Camp

    By Joseph Cigna
    Times- News 4/22/2002 (reprinted with permission)

    SNOW CAMP ó Snow Camp residents could get new insight into their community this week when a recently completed series of interviews is released. Snow Camp residents will have a chance to look at the results of the UNC Students Community Needs Survey on Tuesday evening at Sylvan Elementary School.

    A five-member team of UNC School of Public Health students conducted the interviews between early January and the beginning of April. The project is being run and paid for by the UNC Health, Behavior and Health Education Department.

    The interviews were held with a variety of Snow Camp residents, from farmers to retired residents to community activists to local health care specialists. The 48 individual and focus-group interviews centered on health care, employment, education, recreation, environment and crime issues, said Karen Webb, director of Consultation and Education Services for Alamance-Caswell Mental Health Authority.

    The point of the research was to create a multi-faceted profile of Snow Camp in order to provide residents with the ability to create the community they desire, Webb said. "What we want to see the members of the community do is be able to form their own action committees," Webb said. "We wanted to find a way to get them together, to keep informed and to get their ideas organized about their community. We want to be able to enlist their energy for community action. Show them how they can work together to make things better."

    The idea was to focus on key local leaders, old and new residents, as well as knowledgeable members of the Snow Camp community, she said. "We wanted a team of students to come in and make us aware of the issues that concern our community," Webb, a Snow Camp resident, said. "We felt they could assist us in learning more about ourselves and our issues of concern."

    The students will present their results to the Snow Camp community Tuesday night at Sylvan Elementary School, said Keryn Pasch, a UNC interviewer who is in her first year working toward a master's degree at the school. "We're here to start a dialogue between community members and service providers," Pasch said. "We're hoping that they will get together to see what needs to be done in their community."

    Pasch said some residents have expressed a concern about the lack of local medical care since UNC closed the Community Health Center in Snow Camp late in 2000. "We're getting different opinions," she said. "But some people do feel that setting up a new clinic would be helpful."

    The changes in Snow Camp land use were also a large focus of the interview, Pasch said. She said a printed copy of the results of the interviews would be available for community residents at the meeting.

    Joseph Cigna can be reached at joe_cigna@link.freedom.com

      • President
        1. Kevin Ferrell
        2. Barry Fogleman
      • Vice President
        John Flemming
      • Secretary
        1. Marge Smith
        2. Darlene Cox
      • Assistant Secretary
        1. Kerri Lambe
        2. Vickie Shields
      • Treasurer
        Tammy Matthews