A Cheney Lane Soirée

Monday, July 24th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Join the Highlands Biological Foundation for our biggest annual fundraiser on Monday, July 24th from 6:00 p.m. until dark as we raise money in support of our mission of stimulating, promoting, and funding biological research and education in the southern Appalachians.

We are thrilled to announce that John Mitchener and Heath Massey have graciously offered their beautiful farm on Cheney Lane for this year’s festivities. The venue is surrounded by lush foliage and enchanting forests, creating a magical atmosphere where nature and celebration harmoniously intertwine. With every dollar raised, we move one step closer to realizing our shared mission of enlightening our community and advancing vital research on the abundant biodiversity of the southern Appalachians.

For more information about HBF’s Cheney Lane Soirée fundraising event, please call the HBF office at (828) 526-2221.

Please note that parking is limited for this event, so a shuttle service will be provided.

A shuttle will run continuously from Zachary Park to Cheney Lane starting at 6 PM. Zachary Park is located at 52 Aunt Dora Drive on Buck Creek Road. If coming from Highlands, turn left onto Buck Creek Road and look for the soccer fields on the left (0.4 miles down Buck Creek). Turn left into the parking lot there at Zachary Park. An HBF staff member will be there to direct you. The party is just 0.4 miles around the corner on Cheney Lane.


Tickets are $250 per guest.


Special thanks to our

2023 Soirée Host Committee:

Tricia and Inman Allen

Judy and Dick Allison

Elizabeth Bradham

Vevie and Lawrence Dimmitt

Martha and Michael Dupuis

Ruthie and Berryman Edwards

Melinda and Jim Ethier

Julia and Bill Grumbles

Lindy and Robbie Harrison

Marianne and Ben Jenkins

Cathy and Paul Jones

Cookie and Harrison Jones

Alfred Kennedy and Bill Kenny

Jim Landon

Frank Langford

Lucy and Hans Luquire

Elizabeth and David Martin

John Mitchener and Heath Massey

Jennifer and Forrest McConnell

Diane and Ray McPhail

Kathleen Cheek-Milby and Jim Milby

JT Fields and Glenn Murer

Stephanie and Bill Reeves

Emilie and Bruce Reid

Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck

Nancy and Tred Shurling

Carol and Rusty Stewart

Martha and Hal Stibbs

Lyda White and Art Steineker

Jennie Stowers

Marianne and Bob Strickland

Susan and Charley Tarver

Kathy and Bestor Ward

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