May Day @ Folkmoot a big success!

The inaugural May Day @ Folkmoot was very successful – on many levels – all due to the volunteers, participating businesses and organizations, and the community which turned out in great numbers!

Thanks to everyone!

“Thanks to the community who supported Folkmoot in our Friends of Folkmoot event, May Day Celebration and Spring Cleaning Sale!,” said Folkmoot Executive Director Angeline Schwab. “We had almost 1000 guests through the Friendship Center on Virginia Avenue in Waynesville and raised almost $10,000 towards our goal of 1.2 million for the Campaign for Folkmoot!

“Thanks to Folkmoot Volunteers, Steve Hart, Peggy Melville, Mieko & Jim Thomson, Rose & Tony Johnson, Joe Sam Queen, Bill & Jane Cole, Richard Hurley, Neal Ensley, Lisa Myers, Susie Latta, Patsy Rogers, Vivian Poppas, Mike Cantino, Brandon, Avery, Harper, Jan & Bill Schwab, Jeannie Cuthbertson, Marion Ferguson, Chase Smith, Jody Nichols, Eric Wood, Diane Hillgrove, Gary Justice, Virginia Wall, Mary Miller, Doug Garrett, Elke Tate, Laura Shepherd, Aaron Owenby, Debbie Lavela, Mary Haggard, Rolf Kauffman, Teddy Green and our team of young social media brand ambassadors for making our first May Day event a success!

REL-FolkmootNEWcolorlogo“We especially want to thank our participating businesses and individuals who contributed to our silent auction and sale,” Schwab continued.

They include: Affairs of the Heart, American Cleaners, Ann Melton, Art Hoffman, Blue Ridge Book Store, Blue Rooster, Bocelli’s, Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm, Buffalo Creek Vacations, Carolyn Taylor, Carroll Jones, Christmas Is Everyday, Coast Lamp MFG, Coffee Cup Café, Coleman Mountain Tree Farm, Doug’s Designs, Inc, Dr. Allan Zacker, Earthworks, Flat Rock Theater, Friends of Great Smoky Mtn National Park, G. Dean Cook, Grace Cathy Art, HART, Haywood Builders Supply, Haywood Regional Health & Fitness, Haywood Community College, High Country Furniture, Hometown Hardware, James Rhinehart, Joan Enloe, Jodi Nichols, Joey’s Pancake House, Kathryn Greeley Design, Inc, Lake Junaluska Family Pass, Lake Junaluska Golf, Laurel Ridge Country Club, Maggie Valley Country Club, Massie Furniture, Mast General Store, Melissa Enloe Walters, Mud Dabbers, Neal & Barbara Ensley, Nina Howard, Pasquale’s, Peggy Melville, Pink Regalia, Pisgah High school, Relevanza, Richard Hurley Concert, Rick Hills, Rogers Express Lube, Rolf Kaufman, Smoky Mountain Festival, Smoky Mountain Living, Smoky Mountain Roasters, Sweet Onion, T. Pennington, Thais Quinn/Healthy Connection, The memory Archive, The Old Brick House, The Patio, Tuscola High School, Twigs & Leaves, Village Framer, Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa, Waynesville Recreation, WCU Athletic Events, WNC Landscaping, Yoga by Rose, Zeb Smathers

Videographer extraordinaire and long-time Folkmoot friend and supporter Art Hoffman crafted some wonderful videos of the event. Parents and friends of Angie’s Dance Studio, you will want to watch this video. For music lovers, particularly of the classic American Songbook you will want to see the video of the Haywood Community Band playing (as it was also Kentucky Derby Day), “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Other friends and fans may want to see some of the photos and videos at the Folkmoot Instagram Showcase.

And, here, for all to see is a taste of the day as recorded and produced by Art Hoffman:

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