Throughout the year, the Town, along with other community organizations, offers opportunities for the community to come together and make a difference. These projects and fundraisers are wide ranging so please use this page to find an opportunity that best fits your passions and abilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Planting Day – The Town holds a Spring Planting and Beautification Day. The date for this event varies, so please check back here 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 their site for scheduled dates.

Maggie Valley Fall Clean-up Day – The next clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM to pick up litter in Maggie Valley.  Volunteers will meet at Town Hall to collect all necessary supplies.  “Maggie Valley Litter Pick Up Day” is in association with the Haywood County Commission for a Clean County as well as the Haywood Waterways Association. Thank you to our volunteers for preparing Maggie Valley for a beautiful fall season!

Gloves, safety vests and bags for collected garbage were all provided for volunteers.  Clean-up Days  are held in spring and fall.  Please check back here for updates on the next opportunity!

Maggie Valley Community Garden

Founded in 2012 by June Johnson, Rev. Erma Bond, Ernestine Upchurch and additional support of Larry Hepler, The Maggie Valley Community Garden has continued to flourish.  Generous support has come from the Town of Maggie Valley, The Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, The First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley, and the family of Ernestine Upchurch. We are a recognized non-profit organization and are eligible to receive donations and apply for grants to supplement our annual fundraiser to pay for plants, supplies, and garden equipment.

Last year we harvested 1851 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and potatoes!  These were distributed to the Maggie Valley United Methodist Church Food Pantry and Shepherd’s Table, Meals on Wheels, McCracken Rest Home, Broyhill Children’s Home, and The Cruso Community Center (for flood relief). Additionally, the Garden has served as a resource for home organic gardeners and Master Gardener students. We are constantly trying out new techniques to eliminate weeds, to protect the Garden from invasive critters who like to eat our produce, and to improve our harvest each year.

All this would not be possible without the many volunteers in the community who dedicate their time and energy each year to provide food for our neighbors in need. We are always in need of more volunteers as our harvest needs increase to meet the needs of the people we serve. As you read this, we are still harvesting this year’s produce. If you want to find out about what’s happening in the Garden, come join us!  You may follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/givinggardensmv/ If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Barbara
Planchock at 828-400-3144. We’d love to have you on the
team!

Make a Difference in our Community

Maggie Valley Lions Club makes a donation for our Sensory Garden to be located in the Mary Rathbone Rich Park!

Local Lions Club members present check to Mayor and Aldermen at the October 2017 Board meeting
Our community gets its name from Maggie Mae Setzer. Her father, John "Jack" Sidney Setzer founded the area's first post office and it was named after one of his daughters. Each summer, Setzer descendants come from all over the country for a large family reunion in the historic valley.