Cops on Top, Relay, Hazelwood

May 15, 2014

Cops on Top has a unique fundraiser

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We give Deputy Daniel Blagg five stars for being willing to spend his weekend on top of a roof in order to raise money for Special Olympics. For the second year in a row, Blagg will be camping out on top of the former Belk building in Waynesville from today throughSunday. Last year, he was all alone and it rained all weekend — that is dedication. This year, two more law enforcement officers are joining him, but it looks like they might be in for another wet weekend. The fundraiser raised about $10,000 last year. So stop by and visit these officers over the weekend and give a donation for their determination to raise money for a great cause.

Hazelwood School improvements

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The former Hazelwood Elementary School, which is now home to Folkmoot USA, is a major piece of Haywood’s past and future. The folkmoot staff, board and the school’s steering committee volunteers should be applauded for realizing the importance the historic building has on the community and making plans to preserve it. While the school building is crucial to the success of the annual Folkmoot Festival each summer, all parties involved want the building to be in good enough shape to be open all year around as a community center. But money is needed to make renovations — $225,000 worth of work needs to be done to prepare for the Folkmoot Festival this summer. We encourage everyone to get involved whether its by making a donation or volunteering your time to making this building something the entire community can enjoy.


Another chance to support Relay

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We would like to thank everyone who came out to support Relay for Life of West Haywood last Friday despite the windy and rainy weather. It seems like the West Haywood event gets rained on every year but that never stops these dedicated volunteers, cancer survivors and caretakers from participating. It is such an inspiration to all of us. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the West Haywood event, there is still an opportunity to Relay. Canton’s Relay for Life event will begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the Canton Recreation Park and they always seem to have great weather and a great turnout. Please stop by and cheer on the survivors as they make their lap around the track and support the community teams that have put in so much effort to raise money for cancer research and patient programs.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Scott Lilly | May 15, 2014 12:57

Regarding the community center idea for Hazelwood Elementary School... Is this in addition to the Waynesville Armory center?  Or will the Armory center be closed if the Elementary School becomes a community center.  Is there more need in the community for "centers" than can be met by the Armory?

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