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Dunn Area Tourism Authority Board

Would you like to be a part of the Dunn Area Tourism Authority Board of Directors? It’s time to apply for the 2018 term. To be on the Board you must be a hotel or motel operator and/or a representative of the tourism industry or related events. To get an application please click below, print it out and get it back to the Dunn Area Tourism Authority Office by Wednesday, November 8th at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions please call 910-892-3282 and ask for Sharon. Thanks! Application for Board

Buies Creek Astros!

Buies Creek, the Astros’ new Class A Advanced affiliate, will share Jim Perry Stadium with Campbell for the next two seasons ahead of a planned relocation to a permanent home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Construction is slated to begin on that stadium next summer with a $33 million price tag.

David Lane, general manager of the Greeneville Astros in the Appalachian League, was tasked by Houston with finding a suitable home for the organization’s new Carolina League club. He said they chose Buies Creek based on proximity to Fayetteville and facility needs.

“Campbell was our top choice,” said Lane, who will now serve as GM of both Buies Creek and the Astros’ Rookie-level affiliate in Tennessee. “They have all the infrastructure we need as far as clubhouses, a nice field, the lights were up to code — everything is already there. It’s an easy plug and play, and it was a good process.”

 

Campbell University will oversee the daily operations of the Astros, taking care of ticketing and promotions, while Lane said he’ll assist as well.

 

 

Dunn Area Tourism Authority Grant Applications

The Dunn Area Tourism Authority accepts applications from organizations who are able to show economic impact as related to tourism events, attractions, etc. in the Dunn area. There are three classifications:

Special Events Funds Application (not to exceed $500)
Special Events & Marketing Grant- Part 1 and Part 2
Capital Grants Program (not to exceed $50,000)- Part 1 and Part 2

Applications must be turned in to:
Dunn Area Tourism Authority
103 E Cumberland Street
or by mail:
Dunn Area Tourism Authority
PO Box 310,
Dunn, NC 28335.

Applications not received or postmarked by the deadline will not be considered for funding. For more information please call 910-892-3282.

NC Cotton Festival

Vendor Application Available Here!

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First Saturday in November

This annual festival celebrates and brings recognition to one of North Carolina’s prime agricultural products, cotton! This is an exciting event for the community and attracts local area residents and visitors to Dunn’s historic downtown.

There are more than 130 food and craft booth spaces available each year. Festival attendees enjoy the shopping opportunities, as well as taking tours through an operating cotton gin. Each year, festival fans enjoy a Cotton Photo Contest and submit their images of cotton blooms, cotton production, and bouquets. Winners are selected and are announced at the Festival and shared in The Daily Record’s festival brochure.

The Festival has two stages of entertainment. Featured bands take the Main Stage throughout the day and festival goers also enjoy dancing and karaoke on the second stage.

The event also coincides each year with the Dunn Shriner’s Car Show, where over 100 antique and custom cars compete for best in show.

 

(910) 892-3282
www.nccottonfestival.com

What’s Happening?

Last Saturday in August

Kellie’s Krew has a benefit 5K run and a 1 mile “fun run” through downtown Dunn. “Kellie’s Crew” organizes this 5k run annually to raise money to find a cure for the rare disease, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, and to bring survivors together. Kellie’s Krew Ltd. Was formed to fund research, raise awareness, advocate for a cure, and provide financial assistance to those currently undergoing treatment. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) most often occurs in the areas of the head and neck, in particular the salivary glands; but has also been reported in the breast, lacrimal gland of the eye, lung, brain, bartholin gland, trachea, and the paranasal sinuses.

Kellie Hinshaw was diagnosed with ACC in 2000 and again in 2007. Kellie underwent over 20 surgeries to treat her ACC through tumor removals and cosmetic procedures. She and her husband Richard had two children – Kenneth and Kannon. Sadly, Kellie passed away in the Spring of 2014.

Kellie was a tireless advocate for those undergoing cancer treatment, and spent countless hours encouraging others who were fighting their own battles. She was a motivational speaker and passionate fundraiser for the ACCRF, and subsequently formed Kellie’s Krew Foundation Ltd. She was a true inspiration to many and her work continues through “Kellie’s Crew”.

To participate and for more information go to www.kellieskrew5krun.com or call (910) 892-0027.

Filming of River Town

Bryan Avery, a film-maker and local historian, has recreated the pre-civil war days of “how it was” in Harnett County, North Carolina, in the series of independent film shorts, River Town. The fascinating series of videos were produced locally, with local residents portraying members of the community in that period of time. Enjoy this interesting portrayal of our local history!

WRAL NC Tar heel Traveler with Scott Mason 

Rivertown episodes – all are found here:  Click here

The entire series of episodes can be found on the Averasborough Drama YouTube Channel.

Campbell University Athletics

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    Last Saturday in August Kellie’s Krew has a benefit 5K run and a 1 mile “fun run” through downtown Dunn. “Kellie’s Crew” organizes this 5k run ...

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    Vendor Application Available Here! Vendor application 2017 edited1   First Saturday in November This annual festival celebrates and brings recognition to one of North Carolina’s prime agricultural products, cotton! ...

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    Buies Creek Astros!

    Buies Creek, the Astros' new Class A Advanced affiliate, will share Jim Perry Stadium with Campbell for the next two seasons ahead of a planned ...

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    Dunn Area Tourism Authority Grant Applications

    The Dunn Area Tourism Authority accepts applications from organizations who are able to show economic impact as related to tourism events, attractions, etc. in the ...

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    Dunn Area Tourism Authority Board

    Would you like to be a part of the Dunn Area Tourism Authority Board of Directors? It's time to apply for the 2018 term. To ...

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