Outreach sponsors events throughout the year designed to raise funds and in-kind donations for Outreach Programs. Check the Calendar of Events for dates.

Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival

The Arts and Crafts Festival has been a Lake Lure tradition since the 1980’s. Held twice a year in May and October, the Festival includes artisans who all sell their own hand-made creations. Check the Calendar of Events for dates, and come out to enjoy the artistry, festivities, food and beautiful surroundings in downtown Lake Lure.

Shrimp & Grits

Outreach kicks off each Spring with a Shrimp & Grits dinner at the Lake Lure Beach Pavilion. Shrimp and Grits is a reunion of friends after the long winter. The Shrimp & Grits are the best in the South! Check the Calendar of Events for the date each year.

School Supplies Drive

Each year, children are required to begin the school year with specified supplies. Outreach provides each child with a backpack filled with everything they need on the first day of school. The School Supplies Drive is an opportunity for donors to provide items from a designated list of needed supplies. Check the Calendar of Events for the collection dates each year. Although there are designated dates for the Drive, school supplies can be dropped off at Outreach any time throughout the year.

Souper Bowl Sunday

Kids love soup! Held each year, donors can drop off canned or dry soup for our Souper Bowl Sunday event, all of which goes to the Food For Kids Program. Monetary donations are also accepted and Outreach will purchase the soup. Think about the kids as you are watching the actual Super Bowl. Watch the Calendar of Events for the collection dates each year.