Saturday, November 9 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
At Willow Creek Falls (Formerly Hi Country Events)
$50/Couple or $30/Single
Live Entertainment: Topper/Voices of Rock
Please come and join us for an evening of food, fun, and bidding! We need your support, and our children need your support.
Tickets being sold at:
United Community Bank
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
All Board Members
For questions, please contact Dianne Mallernee at 706-633-4773.
Join us Thursday, September 26th, 2013 for a softball game to benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge!
Where: Fannin County Recreation Park Field #5
When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 starting at 6:00 PM – game will run 5 innings
Admission: $5 per person (children under 12 years FREE)
Concession: $5 including slice of pizza, drink & cookie
Questions? Contact Renee at Dr. Hold’s office: 706-632-2085
Join us Friday, August 2 (rain date: Saturday, August 3) at 7 PM for a night of music presented by Cucina Rustica, featuring rock band Topper, to benefit the Open Arms of Blue Ridge emergency children’s shelter.
Bring your lawn chairs. Food and drink available. No coolers allowed.
Forge Mill Crossing, Morganton, Georgia
Friday, August 2 at 7 PM
Rain Date: Saturday, August 3 at 7 PM
Tickets available at Cucina Rustica – United Community Bank – All Board Members
The Blue Rodge Lodging Association presents the 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival! Join us on September 14th for a full day of good food and entertainment from 12 PM to 9 PM. Admission is $5, and kids 12 and under get in free! A portion of all proceeds from the festival will benefit the Open Arms of Blue Ridge short-term child care and advocacy program.
The festival’s musical features include Big Bill Morganfield, Crossroads Band, The King Bees, Men in Blues, and the Neal Lucas Band, playing throughout the day.
The festival is also looking for volunteers to help make it an even bigger success than last year!
For questions and volunteer applications, please contact the Blue Ridge Lodging Association using the form below:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. Learn more >>
In the coming months, Open Arms of Blue Ridge will announce details on our Annual Casino Night and Breakfast with Santa.
Check back often or sign up for our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss it!
Turn Purchases into Donations the Easy Way!
Helping local children and Open Arms of “The Blue Ridge” is as easy as visiting any of our Local Partners in Fannin, Gilmer, Union and Towns counties, including restaurants, shops, markets, farms, stores, boutiques, cabin rental companies and outdoor adventure locations. When you present your Child Advocate Card, our Local Partners will donate up to 10% of your pre-tax purchase to Open Arms of “The Blue Ridge.”
To receive one of these valuable cards, just make a $50 donation to Open Arms. Make a donation online or call Dianne Mallernee at (706) 633-4773.
With your help, we will soon be able to establish the Open Arms of “The Blue Ridge” Residential Child Care Center to serve abused and neglected children in Fannin, Gilmer, Union and Towns counties. Our region is in dire need of such a center!
The third Thursday of each month is Open Arms Day at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Blue Ridge. On the third Thursday of each month, the talented ladies at the Sweet Shoppe will offer for sale uniquely delicious Open Arms Cupcakes with all proceeds from the sale of these cupcakes being donated to Open Arms of Blue Ridge. So come on out on the third Thursday each month-or ever week for that matter-and satisfy your sweet tooth while at the same time helping local children affected by abuse and neglect!
The Sweet Shoppe – located in the Mustard Seed Courtyard across from Christie Lee’s Courtyard Grille!