I can still remember the very first time we drove the 13 miles from our cozy, comfortable house in a very nice golf course community to the house in Liberty. It was a renovated carpet and tile store and it lacked all the bells and whistles that I had grown accustomed to. Plus it was 13 miles further from all of my high school friends, which in tenth grade really seems like 130 miles. I may have not liked it then, but I’m definitely thankful for it now. The house, the huge garden, and all the charm of the little town have all grown on me over the years. Ironically, moving to Liberty, gave me just that.
Good 'ole Liberty
The actual town of Liberty may be small but there are some pretty big charities right around the corner. The NC Zoo is only twenty miles away in Asheboro. The zoo is supported by the non-profit, NC Zoo Society, which helps to raise funds through membership programs, annual planned-giving campaigns, and many other programs. Formed in 1968 the NCZS works to conserve wildlife and their habitats across the globe, and help educate and inspire the public about the nature that surrounds them. You can even support the society by adopting a ball python, chimp, elephant, or a puffin. Of course by adopting you don’t get to take the animals home, but you do get exclusive photos of your animal and zookeeper’s notes. You could be on the next big reality series, Zoo Moms 2.
Next stop, Victory Junction!
Victory Junction provides life changing experiences for children with chronic illnesses and other serious conditions. VJ was built in honor of NASCAR driver Adam Petty and has served over 11,000 children since it’s opening in 2004. VJ camp is on 84 acres in Randleman, NC which is only about 24 miles from Liberty. Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, and Darius Rucker are just a few of the celebrities that support VJ and don’t mind saying so. And Kansas City better watch out cause VJ is rolling in!
NC Zoo Society Donation or Adopt a fuzzy wild child!
Victory Junction Donation
So here’s to you Liberty! I wasn’t so sure about you at first but you have turned out to be a city of refuge for me. A place where I can go to recharge my batteries, take a nap, swing outside in the cool breeze, and always have a good home cooked meal. You are a place where people wave to each other, know each other by name, and love giving back to their community as much as they love the community itself.