News in briefWritten by Admin
The newly formed Haywood Area Wholistic Integrative Practitioners group (known as HAWIP) is hosting a silent auction and reception 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Where Angels Gather, a holistic retail store and education center on 124 Miller St. in Waynesville.
HAWIP members are actively gathering donated items and gift certificates from local businesses and service providers/practitioners. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 8.
In addition to the auction, the event will include food, door prizes, and entertainment by local musicians.
All funds raised will go to K.A.R.E., a local organization dedicated to relieving the suffering of abused and neglected children through counseling, education and compassion.
Anyone with questions or donations can call 828.558.4139 or 828.246.2682 or 828.550.7685.
The Maggie Valley Area Lodging Association is once again donating turkey dinners to Haywood County residents this year, which will be distributed at the Haywood County Department of Social Services in Clyde starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 20.
“We are very happy to announce that we have 200 dinners to give away this year to those who need them. We also welcome donations from the community to provide even more boxes this year,” said Phillip White, a member of the association.
The dinners are provided to serve those in need who might not have the means to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for themselves or their family.
To receive a turkey dinner box, contact your Social Services representative at 828.452.6620. The Social Services worker will then refer the client’s name to a master list depending on availability.
To donate more turkey dinners, call 828.926.3539.
Western Carolina University will welcome prospective students and their families to campus when the university holds its second open house starting at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 10.
Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the open house gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s academic programs and extracurricular opportunities, and find out important details about topics such as financial aid.
Activities will begin with registration and an academic fair located around the concourse of WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Following a 10 a.m. welcome session in the main arena of the Ramsey Center, prospective students will have a chance to engage in in-depth academic sessions led by WCU faculty members.
Tours of campus in late morning will be followed by an information fair, where visitors will be able to find out about activities, organizations and services that are available for WCU students.
Lunch will be available at university dining facilities, and prospective students can redeem their free lunch voucher at Courtyard Dining Hall or the A.K. Hinds University Center food court.
openhouse.wcu.edu or 828.227.7317 or 877.928.4968.