This past Saturday night was full of fun & energy at the Gatway Club in Waynesville NC. Each candidate was introduced for their participation in fund raising, along with a flair for their personalities as they walked down the aisle to the stage. Billy Case, was carried in, like he was royalty, while Zeb Smathers, brought in a gentleman to serenade the crowd, by singing, My Girl. Diana Laursen, owner of Hazelwood Soap Company, brought in her team of dancers to electrify the night with her rendition of I've Got a Feeling. The Haywood County Schools Foundation, along their prime sponsor Oldtown Bank hosted the 2011 Mardi Gras Ball. The night included many supporters of Haywood County Schools with all raised proceeds going directly to the Save a Teacher campaign & scholarships for Haywood County Schools.
The candidates included Kim Turpin, Billy Case, Phyllis Prevost , Mike Poore, Zeb Smathers, Diana Laursen