Category Archives: Events

Summer Gathering

Somersby Park men usually gather every first and third Mondays for breakfast at various Henderson County restaurants. This summer due to the pandemic, the group met at the ponds bringing their own hot coffee, vittles and lots of fun stories to share.

One of Our Own Honored

Congratulations to Connie for being selected 2018 Parade Grand Marshal of the North Carolina Apple Festival.

Connie Babcock

In her own words:   “It’s been a joy for 32 years to be a member of one of the finest groups of people who make our North Carolina Apple Festival happen.  Being the Grand Marshal this year is an honor I will treasure.  I hope everyone will enjoy the apples and fun as much as I do.”

Recent media coverage:

https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20180822/babcock-to-serve-as-king-apple-parade-grand-marshal

https://www.hendersonvillelightning.com/news/7188-king-apple-parade-and-grand-marshal.html

https://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-Apple-Festival-Brochure.pdf

Boston Marathon Extraordinaire

Somersby Park has some pretty amazing residents. Among them is Scott B as he recently ran his tenth Boston Marathon. He is one of only 450 people who has ever completed 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathons. Check out photos with captions below in his own words. Scott makes our neighborhood proud in what has to be a lifetime achievement.

“Ready for the most miserable 3:30:24 of my running career.”

“Damn, these things are getting heavy.”

Collection of Scott’s Boston Marathon metals.