Lake Junaluska has long been a valued partner of Folkmoot and this week the World Methodist Museum welcomes Folkmoot with flags of some of our participating nations!
Flags draping the entrance of the museum this week highlight Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador and Indonesia, who are part of the World Methodist Council family. Dance troupes from those nations are among the performers in Folkmoot 2015.
Folkmoot formally opens tonight with our traditional Friends of Folkmoot Gala at the Stompin’ Ground in Maggie Valley. The traditional Parade of Nations begins Friday at 1 p.m. on Main Street in Waynesville, followed by our Grand Opening on Friday night at the Stompin’ Ground and our International Day and World-Class Art Festival on Saturday on Main Street.
“Peace possible in our time,” penned the World Methodist Council’s Jackie Bolden, “It’s something we all talk about and pray for. Reach out to the people of these countries who are arriving this week and show them Christian love and American hospitality. Say an extra prayer for the new director Angeline Schwab (a Western North Carolina native) as she orchestrates the imposing task of running the Festival.”