Happy New Year from Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa!

Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is grateful for all the community support we received this past year as we pursued our mission of “working for a strong and vibrant Swannanoa by encouraging active involvement, fostering community spirit, and honoring our unique history and natural heritage.” From the individuals, organizations and businesses that supported our fundraising efforts, to the many volunteers who participated in FANS’ projects and special events, we’re fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community.

FANS would like to give a special shout-out to Davidson Homes for their generous sponsorship of the new print edition of this FANS community e-newsletter. Their support has enabled us to extend the newsletter’s reach to hundreds of residents without ready access to a computer. Thank you!

As we move into 2015, we look forward to sponsoring more community yard sales, expanding our community garden, increasing distribution of the FANS newsletter, organizing river and roadside cleanups, and working on improvements along U.S. 70, including bus shelters and new “Welcome to Swannanoa” signs.

As you think about possible end-of-year donations, please consider putting FANS on your list. FANS is an all-volunteer organization, with no employees, no offices and no overhead, so 100% of your donation will be put to work right here in Swannanoa! Checks can be made payable to FANS and mailed to PO Box 697, Swannanoa, NC 28778. FANS is a 501(c)(3) organization; your donation is tax deductible.

Thank you for your support, and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!