2014 Cabot Community Tour: Southport – Wilmington, NC

Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.

Wednesday May 28th, 2014
Southport – Wilmington, North Carolina

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Celebration & Cape Fear Cyclist BBQ Picnic

The 2014 Cabot Community Tour was joined by Cape Fear Cyclists! The takeover began upon the Tour’s arrival in Southport, where Myron and Cathy were joined by members of the Cape Fear Cyclists club for their 35 mile ride to Wilmington. The first leg of this journey included a scenic ride aboard the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry across the Cape Fear River. The day long celebration of Wilmington, NC was then followed by a stop at a Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity build site, where the entire cycling team was lending a hand to Habitat’s home building. The Cabot Farmers’ Gratitude Grille provided a delicious, locally sourced lunch for all volunteers. Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity of Horry County and Cabot Creamery would also like to thank the Carolinas Credit Union League for generously providing t-shirts for our volunteers.

The community tour event continued with a bike ride to Wilmington’s Empie Park and a celebratory BBQ, where local chefs served up southern fare featuring Cabot products.

About the Tour

The 2014 Cabot Community Tour is a celebration of the work of cooperatives, service organizations, and volunteers and honors our 1200 farm family owners’ three most cherished principals: Cooperatives, Community and Volunteerism. From May 17 through June 21, the Tour is following a route along the East Coast Greenway, stopping at cities and towns along the way, meeting with organizations and their volunteers and honoring the work that goes into making a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community.

Supporting the tour is the Farmers’ Gratitude Grille, a traveling kitchen conceived by the farm families who own Cabot. Cabot chefs prepare healthy, delicious meals as a way of thanking those who generously give their time to others in their communities.

Our farmers understand the value of volunteerism, and how donating time and services make communities stronger and healthier. Interested volunteers who can’t join us on the Cabot Community Tour can still get involved by visiting the Reward Volunteers website, and downloading the free Reward Volunteers iPhone app, or using the online web widget. Reward Volunteers is a free, easy way to track the time you spend volunteering in your community – and to earn rewards for yourself and the organizations you serve.

The 2014 Community Tour was created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its fellow sponsors and supporters, including: AARP Create the Good, East Coast Greenway, HandsOn Network, Marriott, National Life Group, and local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.

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