Bynum Front Porch Grant Awards
Throughout the year, Bynum Front Porch holds multiple fundraisers including the annual Christmas Tree Sale, auctions and Bingo Night to help raise the money need to provide two grant awards for graduating Chatham County high school seniors. Each student receives $1000 towards their education. One grant is an arts grant award and the other is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) grant award. The program first began in 2009.
Arts Grant: APPLY ONLINE
The Friday Night Music Series was started with support from the the Chatham Arts Council. Folks from all over the Triangle bring chairs and sit under an open sky to enjoy fine music, food from local vendors and each other's company on summer evenings from May to September. Please leave your pets and alcohol at home.
Tickets to the events are not needed but a hat is passed to compensate the performers and a $5 to $8 donation is requested. The music takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It is open to the public and features a variety of bands spanning multiple musical genres including gospel, folk, blues, rockabilly and bluegrass.
Every Friday during the Bynum Front Porch Music Series, children can enjoy fun arts and crafts activities, storytelling, children’s music, etc. from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm inside the General Store.
Bynum Front Porch Pickin'
The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages. Acoustic instruments only, please!
From time to time, Bynum Front Porch will host various house concerts in the store featuring different styles and types of music. The house concerts usually range between and $5 and $10 with musicians playing for two hours from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Annual Christmas Tree Sale
Each year, Bynum Front Porch will sell fresh North Carolina Fraser Fir Christmas trees, wreaths and garland. Pre-orders are made throughout November until December 1. The farmer will only cut trees that are ordered a week prior to delivery to ensure the freshest tree possible.
A deposit is required with the balance paid upon pick up. All proceeds from the tree sale directly benefit the Bynum Front Porch Grant Awards.
Bynum General Store Rental
The Bynum General Store is available for community use for events such as meetings, birthday, anniversaries or other parties, etc. Please keep the following in mind as you request use of the store:
- Alcohol is not allowed in the store or on the property
- Events should not begin before 9am and must be finished before 9pm
- You are responsible for cleaning up after your event and for any damage that may occur
- The store is free to use for Bynum residents. Nearby community members wishing to use the store will be charged a $50 rental fee.
For more rental information and to check dates for availability, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact information, description of event, date, time and potential number of guests