Gift certificates, food and product samples, and door prizes will be given away at Dillsboro on Display, an event to be held at WCU on Monday, April 12, to showcase the food, art, merchandise, music and culture the historic town of Dillsboro has to offer.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to visit the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about Dillsboro businesses, including Dillsboro Chocolate Factory, the Dillsboro Smokehouse, the Jarrett House, Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery, Country Traditions, The Queens Junque, Claymates Pottery, the Riverwood Shops and the Golden Carp.
Dillsboro on Display was organized as part of the Dillsboro/WCU partnership to support community revitalization.
“This is a great opportunity for Dillsboro businesses to introduce or reintroduce themselves to the WCU community,” said Betty Farmer, professor of communication and special assistant to the chancellor for the Dillsboro/WCU partnership initiative. “More importantly, it’s an opportunity for WCU folks to get a taste of Dillsboro without ever leaving campus. We hope this taste will pique people’s interest and get them to explore the town at a later date. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised.”
Organizing the event under the direction of Debie Connelly, assistant professor of communication, are WCU public relations students Lauren Gray, Daniel Dorsey and Ace Moore. The Dillsboro/WCU partnership committee is sponsoring the event.
In the event of inclement weather, Dillsboro on Display will be held in the University Center Grandroom.
By Lauren Gray, WCU public relations student