Special Events and Projects

Blackburn Community Outreach is committed to serving and connecting already existing programs and people in Todd. We are also committed to experimenting with new collaborative projects and events to build more community relationships and upon the vitality of Todd.

Some special events we’ve hosted have included:

Church Communities & Creation Care 

Read more about this special event to encourage environmental awareness within congregations.

MLK Service Day


“Everyone can be great… because everyone can serve.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


We were excited to co-host an MLK Service Day with Watauga NAACP and Blackburn’s Chapel. Our executive director, Brandon Wrencher, spoke at this event.

Service Projects Options:

  1. Chopping firewood for seniors and those in need
  2. Going door to door listening to community needs in Todd with Todd Listening Project
  3. Todd Trash Clean-up along the roads beside the New River

Dinner and a Movie

This fun, family event is usually hosted at Blackburns’ Chapel. This event includes a free, nutritious dinner and a movie. It’s for families who are looking to have a free outing on a Friday night.

Community Conversations

In the spring and summer of 2015 alongside the good folks of Elkland Art Center, Blackburn House hosted a series of community conversations around different areas of social justice (gender, race, environment, economics, etc.).

We also organized vigils for the racial unrest in our country following the verdicts of several incidents of racialized police brutality.

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