Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Tuesday June 3rd, 2014
Durham, NC & Clarksville, VA
‘Ride With Us’ East Cost Greenway Hosts a Toast to Trails Ride & Clarksville Celebrates Volunteers
“June 2nd on our ride from Durham NC to Clarksville VA short of the Virginia State line, Basil, Myron and I came upon Mr. Frank Boyd who was willing to share his shade while we took a brief rest from the sun. When we were leaving I thanked him for the shade and visit. He said, “Thanks for stopping by, you made my day.” We all smiled and we were on our way. Mr. Boyd is a Navy veteran from the Korean War”. ~Cathy Skott, Cabot Community Tour Rider
Clarksville Celebrates Volunteers
Cabot Creamery Cooperative partnered with Mecklenburg County to celebrate their volunteers. The celebration occurred Tuesday at the Three Sisters of Shiney Rock Winery. Volunteers sampled some fantastic Mecklenburg County wine while enjoying the sounds of Homegrown Bluegrass.
The volunteers were fed by Cabot’s Farmers Gratitude Grille mobile food truck, which supports community organizations by feeding them delicious locally sourced Cabot-inspired appetizers. The Grille welcomed local chef Robert Obst of Bare Bones BBQ as guest chef for the day to add some local flavor to the event.
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.