BYOP Youth Offer Continued Support to Southmountain!

Posted by: swright 2 weeks, 5 days ago

The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropy group, also known as BYOP, has awarded a new grant to our Foster Community!  This is the third grant awarded by BYOP, and this most recent gift was used for admission fees so the children in our care could enjoy fun and educational summer activities.  Southmountain Children and Family Services is so grateful to these wonderful youth as they continue to support our children and families!

Civil Air Patrol Squadron of Hickory Visit Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 3 months, 1 week ago

It was a distinct pleasure to have the young men and women of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron and their talented Commanders, Sergeants and families from Hickory, NC descend upon Southmountain Estates community! On May 24 and 25 they held an event with a perfect balance of playfulness, discipline, and good will.

Lily’s Place Hosts Poster Contest for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by: swright 4 months ago

During the month of April, the McDowell County Child Advocacy Center (Lily’s Place) sponsored its Annual 4th Grade Poster Contest in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme was “Every Child Matters!” and there were over 300 entries from several elementary schools including West Marion, Marion, Glenwood, Eastfield, Pleasant Gardens, and North Cove Elementary.  District Attorney Ted Bell generously donated 2 bicycles and helmets to our grand prize winners from North Cove Elementary and Glenwood Elementary.  The winners were thrilled to receive new bikes as their prize!

Camp Lake James Hosts 3rd Annual School's Out Celebration!

Posted by: swright 4 months, 1 week ago

On Friday, June 8th the children from Southmountain Estates enjoyed the annual School's Out Celebration held at Camp Lake James.  Camp Lake James staff and members from 1780 and the Old Wildlife Club sponsored a fun afternoon of activities and lunch for the children, professional parents and staff.  The pool was full of laughter and the beach at the lake was buzzing with kayaking, swimming and paddle boarding.

Southmountain Receives Grant from Marion Business Association

Posted by: swright 4 months, 2 weeks ago

In April 2019, Southmountain Children and Family Services received the good news that a grant to the Marion Business Association has been approved.  The grant for $3,280 will be used to paint the exterior of the building that now houses Lily’s Place, the McDowell County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Southmountain extends our gratitude to the Marion Business Association for this grant!