Rock the Quarry Raises $45,000 For Local Organizations
Posted on November 2nd, 2015
There are a lot of things we love about Rock the Quarry: the great views of the Swannanoa River Valley that we get to share with participants, the enthusiasm of the children running the Kids’ Fun Run, the handmade “pet rock” awards, the friendly-competitive spirit, the dedicated sponsors and the gracious volunteers that make it all happen. The list goes on.
Our FAVORITE thing about Rock the Quarry is the contribution it brings to help two local beneficiaries: the Black Mountain Home for Children and Colburn Earth Science Museum. Thanks to our sponsors and record-breaking participation this year, we raised $45,000. We handed the Black Mountain Home for Children a check for $30,000, which will go towards their Everyday Fund to pay for food, water, electricity bills, and their overall ability to care for homeless and neglected children in Western North Carolina. Grove Stone & Sand is also a longtime partner to the Colburn Earth Science Museum, who received $15,000 for their capital campaign. As the museum is moving locations and transitioning into the Asheville Museum of Science, we are thrilled to support the work they do and the efforts made to provide educational programming to youth and adults.
We are planning an even more successful Rock the Quarry for 2016. Put Saturday, September 17th, 2016 on your calendar and help us continue to grow, so we can continue to give back to our community.
Rock The Quarry is All About Community
Posted on September 18th, 2015
This week, Black Mountain News featured an excellent article on Rock the Quarry Trial Challenge 5K, our 8th-annual event happening this Saturday, September 19. Author, Fred McCormick highlights the unique aspects of the race. Not only is the race one-of-a-kind experience running through an active quarry, but the view of the scenic Swannanoa Valley will take your breath away.
Here at Hedrick Industries, we know we would not be able to operate without the support from our neighbors. Rock the Quarry is our way of giving back. To us, the most important part of Rock the Quarry are the non-profits that the race supports: Black Mountain Home for Children and the Colburn Earth Science Museum.
Click here to read the entire article. We’ll see you at the starting line tomorrow!
Grove Stone & Sand Co. Training Run!
Posted on August 3rd, 2015
Grove Stone & Sand Co. is having another training run next Wednesday, August 5th at 5:45pm at the quarry. Whether you are training for the Reebok Spartan Race coming up on August 29th or Rock the Quarry 5K on September 19th OR BOTH, come tear up the trails and have fun with us!
We’ll meet between 5:15 – 5:45pm and will start the group run at 5:45pm sharp. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the terrain and property. Feel free to run at your own pace and we’ll have water available at the end of the run.
Directions: Take Lake Eden Road past Owen High School and Camp Rockmont until it dead-ends. The back gate to Grove Stone & Sand Co. will be on the right. Posted signs will point you in the right direction. Turn left on the gravel road once you pass thru the gate and you’ll run right into the starting line. Park on the side of the gravel road.
***Make sure you come around to the back gate at Grove Stone & Sand Co. at the end of Lake Eden Road, the front gate will be locked.***
If you have any questions, call Jon Neumann at 828-230-2774.
Grove Stone & Sand rocks the Asheville Chamber 5K
Posted on June 12th, 2015
Grove Stone & Sand Company joined many other WNC businesses last Friday, June 5th in the Asheville Chamber 5K. The event is an annual, team-based challenge that brings friendly competition together with community Health & Wellness awareness. Over a thousand runners and walkers participated. From our company, Hank Gaston, Ashley Taylor, Joe Lordi and Nathaniel Shelton came sporting their “ROCK” shirts, ready to, well, rock!
Whether their challenge was to beat a personal record, beat a co-worker, or to make it across the finish line, our team enjoyed the physical aspect of the event. They reported that signing up was motivation to be active and that within the first few training runs they felt healthier. Company participation was not limited to runners. Grove Stone also had rockin’ volunteers set up a table to promote Grove Stone & Sand’s own 5K coming up September 19th, Rock the Quarry 5K Trail Challenge & Fun Run. Volunteers for the event included Pepe Holliday and his daughter, Dixie Holliday, Ralph Shelton, Eric Young, and Doc Hensley. Overall, the Asheville Chamber 5K was a great way to get out of the office and build camaraderie with one another and with the community we work in. Thanks, Asheville Chamber!