Spring Planting Day – The Town holds a Spring Planting and Beautification day as well. The date for this event varies so please check back to learn more.
Jonathan Creek Clean Up – In the past, Town officials have joined together with Citizens, Business Owners, and other Volunteers to clean trash out of Jonathan Creek. The Town will be scheduling this event during Haywood Waterways’ “Big Sweep” Event. Please check this site for scheduling dates.
Maggie Valley Fall Clean-up Day – Volunteers met Saturday, September 8th 2018. “Commission for a Clean County” Volunteers cleaned along Soco Road in preparation for the fall decorations and beautiful fall colors.
Gloves, safety vests and bags for collected garbage are provided for volunteers. Clean-up Days are held in spring and fall. Please check back here for updates on the next opportunity!
The Maggie Valley Community Gardens – Back in 2014, long-time Maggie Valley resident, June Johnson, had an idea to provide fresh, organic produce to needy families in Haywood County. With her determination and with the assistance of area churches, dedicated volunteers and the Town of Maggie Valley, the Maggie Valley Community Gardens took shape and grew.
The main vegetable garden is located on the grounds of
the First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley. In its beds, a
colorful array of cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, bush beans,
beets and zucchini ripen under the Carolina sun. Fruit trees
and grapevines are slowly growing at Maggie Valley UMC
showing promise for future harvests. Tucked near the orchard
are beehives with bees busily making golden honey.
Potatoes are grown on private land that’s been graciously
Our garden volunteers tend pollinator beds at the
MV Post Office, the Town Hall and near the orchard. With the
help of businesses like Subway, Organic Beans and Mountain Mike’s, we have plenty of ingredients to feed our compost process.
In past years, over 300 lbs of fresh vegetables have
been picked, with over 600 lbs of potatoes dug for distribution.
This produce goes to local charities serving
the needy: Meals on Wheels, McCracken Nursing Home,
MVUMC’s Food Pantry and Shepherd’s Table, and Haywood
Pathways Center. Since the garden’s inception, thousands
of pounds of produce have found their way into the Haywood
We have a great group of volunteers who make all this
happen. Growing season typically starts around Mother’s
Day when we ready the beds for planting. As the vegetables
grow, we water and pull weeds. When the vegetables are
ripe, we harvest and deliver the produce to charities. Our
volunteers appreciate the opportunity to give back to the
community, share good times with other gardeners, and
enjoy being outdoors in beautiful Maggie Valley.
Follow the Maggie Valley Community Gardens on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/givinggardensmv/or check the website @ http://givinggardensnc.weebly.com/. If you’re
interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Barbara
Planchock at 828-400-3144. We’d love to have you on the
Make a Difference in our Community
Maggie Valley Lions Club
Maggie Valley Lions Club is collecting unneeded eyeglasses. Prescription glasses, old ‘readers’ and even sunglasses are accepted. In addition, hearing aids and old cellphones are needed. Please drop off your items at Town Hall in the Lions Club Collection box in the foyer. If you have any questions, please call Bill Chamberlin at 321/246-3667.
Read the article and listen to a report from the Community Meeting held at our Town Hall Pavilion in August 2017.