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Brunswick County, NC

Bolivia, North Carolina

On February 11, 2016, Foundation Forward, Inc. made a presentation to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners to propose the installation of a Charters of Freedom setting in Brunswick County, NC.  The three-part setting would consist of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights.

On March 7, 2016, the official Letter of Intent was signed by our Founder, Vance Patterson and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Scott Phillips.  It was confirmed that the site for the setting would be adjacent to the County Administration Building located at 30 Government Center Drive NE in Bolivia, NC.  This location was selected by the county for its central location in the county, high visibility and foot traffic, and easy access by school children and citizens.

County Commissioner, Pat Sykes, was established as “Champion” to act as the main point of contact between the county and Foundation Forward, Inc.  A fundraising campaign began, and contractors were approached to get involved with the project. The funds raised, along with donations of labor and materials, help to offset the costs associated with the construction of this setting, which helps to “pay it forward” and help to install settings in additional counties throughout the United States.

If you would like to “Pay it Forward” and help install future Charters of Freedom settings, please click on the DONATE button above, or contact Connie Snider at 828-522-1400. 

On October 14, 2019, the limestone and other materials that will be used in the installation of the Charters of Freedom setting arrived in Brunswick County.  These items will be stored through the winter, as construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020. Read Story

On June 26, 2019, The Brunswick Beacon published this incredible article recognizing the generous contributions from Farm Bureau and many others to help us “Pay It Forward” and build more settings across the United States. Read Story

Article in The Brunswick Beacon announcing the fundraising Gala for the Brunswick County Charters of Freedom project, dated April 23, 2019. Read article.

Article on Pages 8-9 of the Brunswick Senior Buzz invites readers to attend the Gala.

April 2, 2017 – Star News Online – Initial fund-raising for setting. Read Story.

Kick-off Gala for the Brunswick Co. Setting