New Waynesville arch to be unveiled

New Waynesville arch to be unveiled Art by T. Pennington

Join local leaders, civic groups and citizens of Waynesville for a historic occasion — the unveiling of a new decorative arch spanning South Main Street. The original arch stood near the north end of North Main Street from 1933 until it was removed on Aug. 30, 1972.

The old Downtown Waynesville Association, in conjunction with private donors, raised the money needed to commission, fabricate and install the arch — all at no cost to taxpayers. On Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m., the arch will be unveiled to the public for the first time. Music by Blue Ridge Big Band. Food Trucks include Ben’s Backdraft BBQ, Frozen Josie’s, Ruthie’s Kettle Corn, The Cheesecake Mousse and Grillmore Girls. The arch is located on South Main Street close to town hall, near Watami Sushi & Noodles, at 30 S. Main St.

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