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Residents’ Giving Garland Project Benefits Enka High School


Biltmore Lake residents responded generously to the second annual Giving Garland project, benefiting needy Enka High School students.  The campaign, sponsored by the Education Support Group at the community, raised more than $8,850 in three weeks, topping last year’s donations by more than 50%. The suggested donation was $30, but many residents gave more than that, including one resident who, after gaining agreement from her children and grandchildren, donated $1,000 in lieu of buying family gifts.

Giving Garland Biltmore Lake

Presenting the donations to Enka’s principal are Biltmore Lake representatives (left to right): Elizabeth Joiner, Enka High School principal Tonya Robinson, Jamileh Mikata, Denise Ertell, and Biltmore Lake Lifestyle Director Kim Maynard.


The proceeds of the project will be used by the school’s social workers to host a holiday party with gift cards; pay for school lunches, school supplies and fees, and buy other minor necessities throughout the year for students whose families are struggling financially.


Biltmore Lake Receives “Community of Excellence Award”
Biltmore Lake Award

Biltmore Lake’s Award Collection in the Association Office

Biltmore Lake was recently awarded the “Community of Excellence Award” by the North Carolina Chapter of the Community Association Institute. Entries considered for the award were judged by Professional Community Association Managers’ from outside the state and were judged based on resident volunteerism and contributions made outside of the Biltmore Lake community, leadership, and communications. Biltmore Lake was the recipient of similar awards in 2009, 2011 and 2013. The FirstService Residential team that provides management services for the Biltmore Lake Association consists of Community Manager Bill McMannis, Assistant Community Manager Madelyn Johanson, Lifestyle Director Kim Maynard, and Administrative Assistant Mary Driscoll, who deserve much praise for their contributions and leadership that truly help make Biltmore Lake such a wonderful place to live.

Now with more than 700 homes, Biltmore Lake is a thriving master-planned community with a wide variety of resident groups and events. There are more than ten committees, including Lakes & Trails, Community Recreation & Events, and Safety & Security, on which residents volunteer to serve. Biltmore Lake has many talented residents that contribute their time and expertise to enhance the community by serving on committees.

One example of Biltmore Lake residents’ commitment to supporting the local community is their 2017 Giving Garland fundraising campaign in which Biltmore Lake residents generously opened their hearts and their wallets to benefit Enka High School students with financial needs.  The Biltmore Lake “Education Support Group” sponsored the Giving Garland in the clubhouse with the goal of providing financial assistance in the form of gift cards to students identified by Enka High School social workers.  Biltmore Lake residents not only met their fundraising goal but actually exceeded it, presenting the school with total contributions of $5,700.

Biltmore Farms Homes Wins Gold Craftsmanship Award

Biltmore Farms Homes is pleased to announce that its entry in the 2018 Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA) Parade of Homes is a Gold Craftsmanship Award winner.  The winning entry is the Pinnacle Arts & Crafts design from the Cottage Collection and is located at 41 Buckhorn Gap Road in the Wilderness Cove neighborhood of Biltmore Lake. This home is the newest furnished model home for the Biltmore Lake community. Visitors are welcome to tour the model home and visit the Biltmore Lake Sales Center any time between the hours of 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and from 1pm to 5pm on Sundays to experience the quality and craftsmanship of Biltmore Farms Homes.