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PRESS RELEASE: Valle Crucis Community Park, Mast General Store, Appalachian State University, and AIRE Partner to Create Solar Powered Music Stage


The Valle Crucis Community Park
Mast General Store
Appalachian State University
Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy (AIRE)


Unveiling of Self-Sufficient Solar Stage, known as H’s Stage


Valle Crucis Community Park beside the Mast Store Annex in Historic Valle Crucis


Friday, June 25, 2010, 7 p.m.


Celebrating community partnerships and renewable energy

This year the Valle Crucis Community Park will be powering their concert series with
the sun. Through a partnership uniting the Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy
(AIRE), the Valle Crucis Community Park, and Mast General Store, this event will
honor the memory of H. W. Mast by continuing to give back to the community by
sharing the talents of local musicians in a beautiful venue using clean power on a stage
that bears his name.

The evening’s concert will feature local favorite Upright and Breathin’ (funky bluegrass).

The concert is free, but donations are encouraged. Join your friends and neighbors for a
fun evening of music and off-the-grid fun.
Community partnerships can make renewable energy a reality. AIRE, the Valle
Crucis Community Park, Appalachian State University, and Mast General Store
are hoping to use this community gathering place to educate the public on how
renewable energy options can be affordable and not as complicated as one might think.

For more info:

Caroline Gandy, Valle Crucis Community Park – 828-963-9239
Jeffrey Scott – AIRE – 828-265-1137
Fred Martin – Mast General Store – 828-963-6511

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