Recent & Upcoming Events

Momentum Scholarships For 2017

In 2016 LLCEF commemorated the first graduating class of the Lake Lure Classical Academy with two “Momentum Scholarships” each in the amount of $2500. The scholarship seeks to help deserving students who have a sincere desire to pursue higher education, but who have financial need that puts them at risk for successfully enrolling in or…
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Our New Rutherford County Literacy Initiative!

During the year 2016, LLCEF President, April Young, brought to the attention of the board that Rutherford County is one of the few counties in North Carolina that does not have an Adult Literacy Council. A literacy council is an independent community-based literacy program that increases comprehensive literacy and English language skills in adults through…
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Help LLCEF by shopping at Amazon!

We’ve recently signed up with Amazon.com to allow our friends to donate to our Lake Lure Community Education Foundation just by shopping!  If you go to smile.amazon.com, you can select LLCEF to be your designated charity.  Every time you log into smile.amazon.com and shop, Amazon.com will donate a portion of your sale total to our…
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LLCEF Awards Momentum Scholarships

Lake Lure Classical Academy graduating seniors Jacob Lyda (front right) of Gerton, and Sarah Scholes (front left) of Rutherfordton, are the recipients of two $2500 Momentum Scholarships awarded by the Lake Lure Community Education Foundation (LLCEF). The Foundation instituted the scholarship as a means to celebrate the first graduating class from the charter school. The…
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Mardi Gras in March!

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge will sponsor a Mardi Gras in March  party at Roosevelt Hall (behind the Lake Lure Inn).  The event will go from 6:30 PM – 10 PM.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Lake Lure Classical Academy and The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge. Party-goers…
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Mardi Gras in Lake Lure: Benefit for Raise the Roof

Come out in full Mardi Gras regalia to celebrate Fat Tuesday and raise funds for the new Lake Lure Classical Academy! This Raise the Roof fund-raiser is presented by the Lake Lure Smokehouse on Saturday, March 7 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa’s Roosevelt Hall. Tickets are $50 each…
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3rd Annual Springo Coin Raffle

A drawing will be held on May 10, 2014 to win 7 silver dollars from 1880, 1887, 1889, 1896, 1922, 1923 and 1976 along with five $1.00 silver certificates – or you can choose to take a crisp, uncirculated, newly redesigned $100 bill instead!
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Dock and Dine 2014 – Save the Date!

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 14, 2014 for this year’s Dock and Dine! We’re still putting together details for this year’s event, so please check back at this website for more information in the coming weeks. Since last year’s Dock and Dine was such a big hit, we’re looking forward to this year’s evening being even bigger and better.
In the meantime, please click on this link to see photos from last October’s Dock and Dine!
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Poetry Workshop with Sara Shea

Please visit www.SaraShea.org to learn more about the upcoming Poetry Workshop with Sara Shea on April 19th at the Rumbling Bald Resort (www.RumblingBald.com) in Lake Lure. The workshop is open to serious writers as well as beginners. Space is limited to 12 participants, so please sign up today!
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2013 Dock & Dine a Huge Success!

Our first ever Dock and Dine was a big success!  Not only did we have fabulous food, beautiful boat rides and wonderful weather, but we also raised $5,000 to help Lake Lure Classical Academy’s new Raise the Roof program! Be watching for next year’s Dock and Dine event – we’re working on a date in…
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