Bickett Market Supports Environmental Education with NC Beautiful Golf Event Donation

Signature fundraiser raises money to support environmental grants and scholarships
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May 18, 2011 - PRLog -- RALEIGH, NC – Bickett Market has announced its support of the 26th Annual NC Beautiful Golf Classic.  The event will be held on July 15-17 at the Pinehurst Resort and Spa.  Bickett Market has donated a Cooking Class Gift Certificate to the fundraiser’s Live and Silent Auction, which is one of the highlights of the three-day event.

Chartered in 1967, NC Beautiful was created as part of Governor Dan K. Moore’s pledge to emphasize preserving the state’s physical beauty. The goal behind Governor Moore’s vision was to use the gifts North Carolina was blessed with—its natural resources, scenery, climate, and physical variety—to provide economic and quality of life benefits for the people of North Carolina.  That vision became NC Beautiful’s mission.  The NC Beautiful Golf Classic has been a state tradition for 26 years and is the organization’s principle fundraising event.  The annual event attracts sponsors and donors from across the state of North Carolina.  NC Beautiful Executive Director, Steve Vacendak, says that donations, made by local businesses like Bickett Market, help support educational grants and scholarships that help perpetuate the natural beauty of North Carolina.  

“There’s great synergy between NC Beautiful and Bickett Market,” says Vacendak.  “Both of our organizations work to promote the natural resources of North Carolina.  Where NC Beautiful strives to ensure the perpetuation of the beauty of our state, Bickett Market is dedicated to supporting and promoting its bounty.  On behalf of our educators, we want to thank Bickett Market for their support of environmental education in North Carolina.”

Bickett Market partners with local farmers and fishermen to offer the public cooking classes which uses “super fresh”, handpicked produce, off-the-boat seafood, and true, all-natural, welfare-approved and sustainable local meats.  The company also educates the public on where and how their local food is produced.  Bickett Market manager, Jason Stegall, says that he is proud to have the opportunity to help state educators promote the importance of environmental preservation.

“By working closely with local farmers and fishermen, I know how important it is to ensure the integrity and prosperity of our land and water,” says Stegall.  “So many families depend on these resources as a way of life, it’s vital to educate this and future generations on the necessity of taking care of our natural resources.  I’m proud to be supporting NC Beautiful and am grateful for the positive difference they are making in our state.”

About Bickett Market
Bickett Market features hand-picked produce, off-the-boat seafood, and true all-natural, welfare-approved and sustainable local meats. At Bickett Market, you will find the best local ingredients, the friendliest people, and a place where community really matters. Our location also offers one of the most unique, private outdoor event spaces overlooking the city of Raleigh skyline and Norfolk Southern Rail.  Bickett Market is currently closed for the season, but will soon open a farmer direct ordering program.  To sign up for their newsletter or to be notified of upcoming cooking classes, visit

About NC Beautiful
NC Beautiful has been part of the state’s environmental preservation community for 40 years, supporting awareness, education and beautification efforts that affect our quality of life. Today, we concentrate on hands-on and merit-based programs designed to empower our citizens to preserve the natural beauty of the state of North Carolina. Whether it’s school children building outdoor classrooms, graduate students developing cutting edge research, or a Boy Scout troop planting azaleas at an elder care facility, we make it possible for North Carolinians to keep NC Beautiful. For more information, visit

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Louise Cottrell, President, FireBrand Marketing, Inc., (919) 848-1025,

Steve Vacendak, Executive Director, NC Beautiful, (919) 828-3190,

Louise Carey, Programs Manager, NC Beautiful, (919) 828-3190,
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