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Caldwell Rotary Club – 29 Years of Community Service

Rotary Club Caldwell County

The Caldwell Rotary Club in Lenoir NC celebrates the beginning of the season offering holiday cheer, shopping, food, entertainment, decorations and Jolly St. Nick to the local community. This is one of the many fun things to do in Lenoir NC this holiday season. The Lenoir Downtown Christmas Festival, sponsored by the Caldwell Rotary Club, on Saturday, November 19, is a holiday celebration to make the whole family merry and bright.  

From 10am until 4pm, Main Street in downtown Lenoir will be blanketed with festive cheer. Listen to Jolly St. Nick sing his hohohos as folks shop, dine, take in the seasonal decorations, and enjoy the entertainment.  Children can whisper their secret Christmas wishes into Santa’s ear, have their faces colorfully painted, watch in amazement as the balloon lady twists her magical creations, travel on a trackless train, or run wild in the kids’ zone. Adults won’t be left out of the holiday fun with live entertainment, and plenty of delicious food to sample from the many vendors.   And don’t forget getting some of that holiday shopping under way while having a merry good time.  

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County, in the Blue Ridge foothills, with the Brushy Mountains to the east and Grandfather Mountain to the west. The foothills is a popular destination for those who are searching for North Carolina mountain homes for sale.  The mountain towns in North Carolina are rich with history, and Lenoir is no exception.  The town is named after William Lenoir, a Revolutionary War general, and his home, Fort Defiance, is one of the region’s famous tourist attractions. 

Other historic sites that afford things to do in Lenoir NC are the Caldwell County Courthouse, Lenoir Downtown Historic District, Mary’s Grove, and the Edgar Allan Poe House.  Lenoir is one of the mountain towns in North Carolina that does not disappoint with parks for strolling and recreation, museums for the history buffs, wineries and breweries for those hankering for some holiday cheer, restaurants to stave off hunger, and pottery and gift shops to find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone.  No surprise that this city was a recipient of the All-America City Award in 2008.

The Caldwell Rotary Club has been serving the greater good of their local communities for nearly three decades in the mountain towns in North Carolina.   The holiday season is an important time to remember others, but the Caldwell Rotary Club remembers all year long.  All funds raised at the Lenoir Downtown Festival will be put towards Caldwell Rotary scholarships. 

As an organization of business and professional leaders, they tirelessly provide humanitarian service, encourage the utmost in ethical standards in all vocations, as well as focus on building good will and peace–not just in our country but also abroad.  A group of dedicated Lenoir residents began the club in 1982, and through the years their dedication has paid off with scholarship funds established to support the youth in the community, widespread efforts to eradicate polio, as well as the Caldwell Senior Center which was opened in the 1980s.

“Our members have contributed greatly to the betterment of our community.  The past is only the prologue for what the future holds for our club and our community,” their website eloquently states. In 2010, Kimmie Ross, became the first female president for Caldwell County Rotary, and is carrying service to the community with enormous energy and insight.   

The Caldwell County Rotary Club welcomes everyone and is an incredible way for residents at The Coves to meet new and interesting friends.  At the same time they can discover more about their community…and all while lending a hand and having a good time.   Finding fulfillment in helping others is good for the soul, especially at this time of year.  

Families searching for the perfect North Carolina mountain home for sale will find The Coves is the place to visit.  Currently for sale:

4545 Walnut Ridge Drive – 3/2 with 2,200 square feet  $289,000

Imagine sipping your coffee in the morning, or your wine in the evening on the porch of your home in The Coves.  And if the inclement weather keeps you inside, there’s a sunroom to take in the views surrounding you.  Gather your friends and family in this charming home, explore the sprawling property outside your door, and end your hunt for a North Carolina home for sale. More details:

  • quaint three bedrooms
  • two baths
  • dining room
  • sunroom
  • hardwood floors
  • laundry room
  • two-car garage
  • 2, 200 square feet
  • exterior porch
  • one level living

5254 Sunset Creek Lane – 2/2.5 with a loft 2,270 square feet

This charming home in The Coves will steal your heart and end your search.  Whether your cozying up at home, or enjoying the outdoors of the expansive property, this is the place to call home. More details: 

  • two bedrooms with loft
  • two and a half baths
  • porch
  • three car garage
  • 2, 270 square feet
  • one level living
  • 3.37 acres

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we do have a variety of homesites for sale. River front, private wooded estates and homesites with long range mountain views. We invite you to visit The Coves—a place of beauty and serenity where you will instantly feel you belong. Here you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Lenoir NC all in close proximity to our mountain community. 

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 70 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

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