The Camelback Brewing Company will host a fundraiser for the park that is home to its namesake bridge this Friday, and the Sanford native who shot to stardom earlier this year will be featured prominently.
A fundraiser for the Deep River Park Association, which oversees the Deep River Park and the Camelback Bridge straddling the Deep River between Lee and Chatham counties, is set for Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A band consisting of the Voice runner up Britton Buchanan and several other area musicians will perform outdoors at Camelback Brewing, weather allowing.
Visitors are encouraged to make donations to the association which oversees the park and Camelback owner Mike Stec said the brewery would likely donate 10 percent of its profit from the evening. Proceeds will go toward repairing heavy water damage following flooding from Hurricane Florence, as well as the reconfiguration of a wooden walking bridge that had been damaged by vandals about a week prior.
“We’re just the venue for the event, but (the bridge) is also the namesake of our brewery so we wanted to be a part of it,” Stec said.
The Deep River Park Association is run entirely by volunteers and keeps the park open on a shoestring budget. It was formed essentially to save the historic bridge and now maintains it and the grounds immediately surrounding, as well as similar park at the Lee-Chatham line on Carbonton Road. It rarely, if ever, receives public funds.
Other local musicians slated to perform with Buchanan at Friday’s event include Faith Bardill, David Spivey, Dave Watson, TC Marsh, and Chadburn Spivey.