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Thanks for supporting Folkmoot event

Thanks for supporting Folkmoot event

To the Editor:

Folkmoot’s first-ever Summer Soirée on July 20 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center attracted nearly 200 guests and featured food from over a half dozen local eateries, live entertainment and a silent auction.


This fundraising event showcased Waynesville’s vibrant culinary scene by taking guests on a “cultural journey” in which they visited various rooms inside the Friendship Center where they savored food from The Scotsman, Guayabitos, Bocelli’s Italian Eatery, Watami Sushi and Noodles, The Cheesecake Mousse, and Haywood Smokehouse. All the eateries donated food for the event. A silent auction was held online with all contributions going to help with renovating the Folkmoot Auditorium, which is in need of new seats, lighting and sound upgrades, and most notably, a new air conditioner. The event raised more than $20,000.

The organizing committee thanks all the attendees, sponsors, local restaurants, silent auction donors, performers and volunteers who helped with the Summer Soirée. International Festival Day will take place on Saturday, July 29, on Main Street in downtown Waynesville. For more information visit .

Jessica May

Folkmoot Board of Directors 

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