Greenworks Autumn Tree Giveaway!

Autumn Tree Giveaway

Sunday, October 31st 10am-2pm

Sand Hill Nursery at the Buncombe County Sports Park

Registration required!

In an effort to combat the loss of our urban canopy, largely due to growth and development, Asheville GreenWorks, with support from Dominion Energy, Buncombe County Recreation Services, Pisgah Plants, Southeastern Native Plant Nursery, and Green River Botanicals, will be giving away 1,000 native trees to Buncombe County residents.

As we lose public space for trees, it’s important to support private land and homeowners in planting more trees and empowering them with the knowledge to care for them. This event is FREE to Buncombe County residents who have residential land to plant trees. Commercial usage is not permitted.

Registration opens Sunday, October 17th at noon, and is required for participants to select a pick up time and tree species (2 trees per Buncombe County residential address). More information can be found here.

Register at


Species Available:

  • American Beech
  • American Persimmon
  • American Plum
  • American Sweetgum
  • American Sycamore
  • Bald Cypress
  • Black Gum
  • Bur Oak
  • Eastern Redbud
  • East Redcedar
  • Northern Oak
  • Pecan
  • Pignut Hickory
  • Red Maple
  • River Birch
  • Shumard Oak
  • Silver Maple
  • Southern Crabapple
  • Virginia Pine
  • White Oak
  • Yellow Poplar


October 2021 in Haw Creek

The leaves are blushing, the nights are cool, and the bears are into our pumpkins! It must be October in Haw Creek!

This month, there are lots of ways to engage with our community.

Growth and Development Survey

The Community Association Growth and Development Survey is still open! Please tell us about YOUR priorities for our growing community.


Yard Sale

The folks at 72 Cisco Rd. are planning a huge yard sale on Saturday 9 October. Help them declutter and find yourself some treasure!

Saturday October 9, 9am – 1pm
72 Cisco Rd., Asheville


Fall Festival and Tailgate Market

Groce United Methodist Church will host a Fall Festival on Friday October 15th at the East Asheville Tailgate Market. Festivities will include crafts, games, the pumpkin patch (see below) and more!

Friday October 15th, 3 – 6pm
954 Tunnel Rd.


Fall Fun Festival

Haw Creek Commons and Bethesda United Methodist Church will host a Fall Festival on Saturday 16 October from 11am – 2pm. The event will include loads of craft activities for kids of all ages; fall yard-prep & eco-talks; woodland tours; food trucks; and more!

Saturday October 16, 11am – 2pm
Haw Creek Commons grounds and gardens, 315 Old Haw Creek Rd.


Solar Panel Dedication

On Sunday 24 October, St. John’s Episcopal Church will dedicate their new solar panels. Please join them after the 11am service.  Please RSVP to Mary Sorrells at or 828-215-3800

Sunday October 24 after 11am
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 290 Old Haw Creek Rd


Cub Scouts

Cub Scout registration is now open and meetings begin soon. Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls aged 5 – 10. Pack 108 will meet at Groce United Methodist Church on Mondays at 6pm.

Please contact Jason on 828-216-9959 or for more information or to register.


Pumpkin Patch!

The Groce United Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch returns this year to the corner of Beverly and Tunnel Rd. The pumpkin patch is open seven days a week starting Sunday October 3rd at 12:30pm.

Pick out your pumpkins Sunday – Friday from 12:30 – 7pm or Saturdays from 10am – 7pm.


East Village Grille

Now through October 31, when you mention Haw Creek Elementary School at check out a portion of the proceeds will benefit the school. Everybody wins!  Brought to you by the HCES Parent Teacher Association.


Feature image: Timothy Eberly on Unsplash

Welcoming New Local Businesses!

Please join us in welcoming Fox & Crowe Salon and Sugar Hollow Solar to Haw Creek!

Both are located at the intersection of Beverly Rd and New Haw Creek Rd, and you can find them online at and

Fox & Crowe Salon, a boutique salon, opened their doors at 552 New Haw Creek Rd Suite A on May 3rd. Owner-stylist Katie Fisher (Fox) has been a stylist in Asheville for over 10 years, and also lives in Haw Creek. Owner-stylist, Noelle (Crowe) has also been a stylist for 10 years. Both envisioned a salon environment offering organic products, high quality service, in a bright, calm atmosphere, surrounded by plants. They are very excited to be a part of Haw Creek. By appointment only. Visit them at

Sugar Hollow Solar has just moved into 2 Miller Rd East, behind Fox & Crowe. They’re still setting up but would love a visit if you want to come say hello. Sugar Hill Solar has been helping homeowners, businesses, and government go solar in western NC and upstate SC since 2010. Born and raised in Fairview, NC, they’ve left the farm and are glad to make Haw Creek their new headquarters with our warehouse just a few minutes away on Swannanoa River Rd.

Sugar Hollow Solar’s mission is to help neighbors transition to clean, affordable energy through installing solar panels, battery backup, EV chargers, and more. Founded by two cousins, Phelps Clarke & Doug Ager, the organization was recently voted best solar installer in WNC by Mountain Express readers and are proud to be known for their honesty, reliability, and expertise.

If you’re curious about solar for your home or business, please reach out for a free quote. Sugar Hill Solar is offering anyone in the Haw Creek neighborhood $500 off of a solar system and will work with you to design the perfect system to meet your needs.

The Haw Creek Community Association is pleased to welcome Fox and Crowe and Sugar Hollow Solar to our Haw Creek community.

Honoring Good Neighbors Ron and Joan Chancellor

Good Neighbor Award to Ron Chancellor

The traffic circle on North Pershing Rd. is once again blooming thanks to the kindness of Haw Creek’s own Ron Chancellor. He and his landscaping crew plant and maintain the flower garden as a way “to say thank you to my neighbors and my landscaping customers,” according to Ron.

As in years past, they spent last weekend planting flowers for the community to enjoy. Ron was helped by his wife, Joan, and son, Ronnie Issac. Danny Mitchell, Frederick Buykin, Anthony Littlejohn, Kent Mosley and Shirnell Lankford also assisted with the job.

The Haw Creek Community Association salutes Ron and his team for being good neighbors helping to beautify our community.

Neighbors helping Neighbors

by Wyndy Bonesteel

After reading the April 2020 edition of the Haw Creek Community Association newsletter, Hawthorne Villages resident Linda Kooiker had an idea. The front page of the newsletter addressed places in the Asheville area that were providing food support due to the hardships that came along with Covid-19. To Linda, this became a call to action to love her neighbors- her immediate neighbors in the Spruce Hill Apartments- and to bring her community together for a common good.

In mid-April, Linda spearheaded a movement in her Hawthorne Villages community and fellow villagers eagerly joined in. Linda contacted Karyn Solomon, the property manager at Spruce Hill Apartments, and offered to fill a pantry with necessities for residents who might be in need. And every Tuesday since then, the Hawthorne Villages residents have filled the backs of a couple of cars and delivered the goods to the Spruce Hill management office.

Since schools were providing breakfast and lunch to school aged children, Linda was concerned about other needs that might be outstanding. Since SNAP doesn’t cover items like paper goods or even diapers, those items are often included in the deliveries. And while canned goods and other non-perishables are weekly additions, Linda and her crew also deliver fresh fruits, vegetables, and even fresh meats. Karyn and her super assistant Emma sort and organize the donations and have created an eye pleasing grocery set up in a small IOx10 room for residents to come in and shop.

*** With the pandemic still causing havoc, Linda and her neighbors decided to do a little more. They organized and provided complete Thanksgiving meals to 15 families in Spruce Hill Apartments.

According to Linda, it’s all very informal. It’s just neighbors helping neighbors.