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WOW to host country karaoke fundraiser

WOW members (left to right) Jessi Stone, Katie Vanderpool and Celeste Ybanez don their Dolly Parton wigs during the 2024 Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser for Haywood County Schools Foundation. Donated photo WOW members (left to right) Jessi Stone, Katie Vanderpool and Celeste Ybanez don their Dolly Parton wigs during the 2024 Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser for Haywood County Schools Foundation. Donated photo

Women of Waynesville will host a “Queens of Country” themed karaoke party starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at The Gem at Boojum Brewing Co. in downtown Waynesville. 

Dress in your country best, boots and cowboy/cowgirl hats strongly encouraged. The event will also feature a Dolly Parton lookalike contest to honor the Queen of Country herself. There will be a $10 entry fee and the winner will get a cash prize. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite with a donation to WOW. A WOW member will be leading some line-dancing basics on the dance floor while others serenade on stage with country classics. There is a $5 cover at the door.

All proceeds will benefit WOW, an all-volunteer organization with the mission of supporting women and children in Haywood County. Since forming in 2012, WOW has helped raise more than $250,000 for local charities like Habitat for Humanity, Mountain Projects, Haywood Pathways Center, Big Brother Big Sisters, KARE, REACH, Haywood County Schools Foundation and many more.

The funds raised during this event will help WOW replenish its “Stealth Fund,” which is used to help women in emergency situations. The fund has provided women with financial assistance to secure affordable housing, complete car repairs, buy fuel cards to get to work, pay past due utility bills and more.

For more information, visit womenofwaynesville.org or follow WOW on Facebook at facebook.com/womenofwaynesville.

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