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39th Annual Old Fashioned Farmers Day Music Schedule

August 13, 2014 by Mike Harrelson

The live music is an enjoyable part of this event. Here is the schedule for Saturday August 30th.  We all do hope to see you and your family at the community event. The money we raise during the Old Fashioned Farmers Day event is used to fund community services and scholarships. This Year we gave out a little more that $8,000.00 in scholarships. Thank you for your continued support of our community.


The Tron Family 10:30
The Still Family 11:30
The Ingram Family 12:30
Ash Breeze 1:30
Solid Foundation 2:30

A kids view on Old Fashioned Farmers Day

August 9, 2014 by Mike Harrelson | 0 comments

The time is drawing ever nearer for the start of the 39th annual Old Fashioned Farmers Day! That’s right Friday the 29th kicks off the event with a Tractor Pull starting at 7:00 PM. Then Saturday the 30th gates open at 9:00 AM to the Farm Heritage Park. Sunday we open the park at 9:00 AM.

This year we are adding an attraction to the park called “Kids Zone Fun Center” this is free with park admission for children from ages 2 to 6. The Fun Zone will feature story time, toy time, and sand tables along with Paint a picture just to name a few things….


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39th Annual Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day

August 3, 2014 by Mike Harrelson

This Labor Day marks our 39th year of celebrating the beginning of the Autumn and our Farming community with The Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day Event. This year we are launching some new exhibits like the Wells Fargo Stagecoach and Kid’s Zone. Look for our  2014ProgramBook (1)  in local retailers or download your very own PDF version. The event starts Friday evening, 8/29/14, with a tractor pull. The Farm Heritage Park will open Saturday, 8/30/14, at 9:00 AM and Sunday, 8/31/14 at 9:00 AM

wells-fargo stagecoach

Silk Hope Fuel Up Backpacks Golf Tournament

May 27, 2014 by Tim

The Fuel Up Backpack program is a ministry supported by Mount Vernon UMC and Sapling Ridge UMC. We provide backpacks of food to students to meet their nutritional needs during week-ends and breaks during the normal school year. Each Friday the backpacks are given out and contain enough food to last for the week-end.

Join us Saturday, June 7, 2014 for a golf tournament. All proceeds will support the Fuel Up Back Pack ministry.

The tournament starts at 8:30am at Sourwood Forest GC.  Download the full flyer and signup form here.

Registrations are due by June 2, 2014.


About the golf tournament:

- Scramble Format
- Fee includes 18 holes with a cart, 2 mulligans and a barbeque plate lunch.
- Sign up as a four-some. (Two-somes are accepted and will be randomly paired with other two-somes.)
- Check in will be available one hour before the event.



1st Annual Silk Hope School PTA Chicken Tender Fundraiser

March 24, 2014 by Tim

March 28, 2014 11am-7pm
Silk Hope Community Center

$7 per plate includes:
(You may purchase tickets in advance at the school.)
3 large chicken tenders, green beans, slaw, bread, dessert and drink

100% of our proceeds will support the students of Silk Hope School.
Some of the projects that will be funded by the chicken dinner include:
• Purchase and installation of smartboards for classrooms
• Funds for our athletic teams to travel and purchase uniforms / equipment
• The New Outdoor Environmental Learning Center

Advertise in the 2014 Program Book

February 4, 2014 by Tim

We are hard at work getting the 2014 Program Book ready. We try to reach local businesses to advertise in our program book every year to help sponsor its publication and our general fund which supports local area community needs.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Program books, then head over to our Downloads and look at some of books from previous years.

If you would like to advertise in the 2014 Program Book, then download the 2014 Advertisement Form.

The deadline for advertisement forms and copy is March 1, 2014.

Some helpful tips for ad copy:

  • Images should be a 300 dpi (ppi), but can be higher but doesn’t offer any major benefit. If it is over 800 dpi, the image will be converted down to 300 dpi.
  • Ad images can be sent via email, DVD or CD, Flash disk (non-returnable), trusted online cloud storage (such as Dropbox or Skydrive).
  • When emailing images, please do not paste the image into the email content. Instead please attach the image, this ensures that we will receive the image in its proper format.

Silk Hope Ruritan Club Benefit Bingo 2014!

January 14, 2014 by Tim

The Silk Hope Ruritan Club Benefit Bingo Schedule for 2014 has been announced. Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming dates!

We had great success in 2013 with our Benefit Bingo and we are looking to have even greater success in 2014.

All proceeds are used to help the Silk Hope community. In 2013, we were able to increase our scholarships to Chatham County students, donate money to Silk Hope School for teacher supplies. In 2014, we look forward to improving our scholarships and assistance of local area schools and students even more.

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday Night of Every Month
  • Doors Open – 5:30 p.m.
  • Early Games – 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular Games – 7:15 p.m.
  • Food & Drink available

Check out the bingo game in action:

Ruritans are here to build a better America, through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.