Fresh Connections ECA Serves Community

— Written By Eleanor Summers and last updated by

The Extension & Community Association (ECA) is a partner with N.C. Cooperative Extension. The purpose of NCECA is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of living through continuing education, leadership development and community service. Members volunteer their time, skills and energy to strengthen families in their communities through organized clubs.

Burke County Extension Homemakers is known as a group of creative, energetic, contributing people who are interested in extending their knowledge and experiences and making invaluable contributions to the community.

In keeping with the mission of Extension & Community Association, Fresh Connections ECA club is sponsoring their second annual fundraiser to support The Gingerbread House, The Burke County Child Advocacy Center on May 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Silver Fork Winery. All proceeds go to the Gingerbread House, a non-profit organization designed to help streamline child abuse cases, prosecute the offender and provide treatment for the victim child.

The annual fundraiser will feature musicians Chris Brittain, Russ Sprehe, Dixon Byrd, Eric Franklin, and Tom Andrews. Scheduled events include a barbecue dinner, complimentary glass of wine and a silent auction. Tickets are $20.00 per person and available by contacting Debbie Franklin at (828) 584-6316 or by email to