Southmountain Estates Participates in Dragon Boat Festival!

Posted by: swright 2 months, 3 weeks ago

On Saturday October 13, the Southmountain Scavenger Beetles took part in the Annual Lake James Dragon Boat Festival!  This mighty team of 22 children, parents and staff of Southmountain Estates was chosen to be the Grant Team recipient from Walmart to participate in this great race.  The Healing Dragons of Lake James team guided the Scavenger Beetles through the day and made sure we felt at home.  The Scavenger Beetle Team placed 2nd overall in our division as we quickly became a mighty team!  Families from the Estates came out to cheer us on from the beach waving homemade signs and hollering "Go Southmountain!"

Gingerbread House - Burke CAC - Celebrates its' 20th Anniversary

Posted by: swright 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Southmountain Receives Grant for Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 4 months ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is the proud recipient of a quite generous grant of $7,600 from the Camp Lake James Stewardship Fund and the Community Foundation of Burke County.  The grant will be used to make improvements to the homes at Southmountain’s Foster Community.  Two homes will receive new kitchen countertops as a result of this grant.  Southmountain would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continued support from the Community Foundation of Burke County and the Camp Lake James Stewardship Fund.

Lake Hickory Adventures

Posted by: swright 4 months, 3 weeks ago

On September 8, 2018, Chad and Lisa Burel, owners of Lake Hickory Adventures, along with their friends from Mountain View Baptist Church treated 13 of our children along with the Southmountain Children and Family Services’ Recreation Department staff to a fun-filled day on Lake Hickory. Our kids had a blast riding in their speed boat; tubing and swimming in the lake; and having their faces painted. We also got to enjoy making crafts, decorating goody bags to take home, playing horseshoes, and blowing a bazillion bubbles! Another highlight of the day was singing with and listening to Luke Burel and his church worship team friends.
The Burls generously provided a fantastic lunch spread for all to enjoy! What a kind, joyful, and generous bunch are Chad, Lisa, Jesse, Luke, and their friends from Mountain View Baptist Church in Hickory! They continue to remind us of what community love and support look like in action. Southmountain is blessed to have them as friends!

A New School Year Is Upon Us!

Posted by: swright 5 months, 1 week ago

To the excitement of some children and the disappointment of others, regardless of how we feel about it--a new school year is now upon us!  This year, Southmountain has 37 children enrolled in Burke County Public Schools.   Twenty of our children are attending Glen Alpine Elementary, 9 students are attending Table Rock Middle School and 8 children are enrolled at Freedom High School. We want to wish each and every child a successful and fun school year and wish our foster parents the best of luck in supporting each of their young learners!