Moonshine at the Mill Fundraiser for Historical Association

Staff Writer

Catawba County is well known for its rich history in moonshine. In fact, it was locals “runnin’ ‘shine” that ultimately led to the birth of NASCAR racing as we know it today. With their souped-up cars, these legends could outrun the law while transporting prohibited tax-free “white-lightning.” The Historical Association of Catawba County is planning a fundraising dinner to celebrate this important feature of local history. Moonshine at the Mill will be held at Murray’s Mill on September 12, 2015 from 5-9 pm. Tickets cost $40 each and must be purchased in advance from the Historical Association of Catawba County located at 30 North College Ave in Newton. Participants in this event can expect a BBQ supper with all the fixings and will have the opportunity to sample moonshine provided by Foothills Distillery locally based in Conover.
Moonshine at the Mill is especially designed for those twenty one and over, since beer and wine will be served in addition to the ‘shine. Ticketholders can expect to hear stories of local moonshine legends. NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Ned Jarrett will be present at Moonshine at the Mill telling tales of the glory days of racing and the old days of “runnin’ ‘shine.” The Mike Sherrill Band will also be on site playing beach and variety music, so be sure to put on your dancing shoes! This is a truly unique opportunity that should not be missed. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Catawba County Historical Association to preserve local historical resources. Murray’s Mill is located at 1489 Murray’s Mill Road in Catawba, NC. Call the Historical Association of Catawba County at (828) 465-0383 to reserve your tickets today!