Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society - Wilkes County North Caraolina

ANNOUNCEMENTS


**NEWS FLASH** President Susan Rhodes announced that she will be doing a WAFS TEE SHIRT and CAP order in early 2017. The items will feature the WAFS logo, shirt colors are blue or gray, cost is $12.00 and $15.00. Orders may be placed at WAFS meetings or call 336.468.7547 or email ragdoo1@charter.net Please state SIZE, COLOR, NUMBER OF ITEMS when ordering. PLACE YOUR ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This is a fund raiser for WAFS YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS. WAFS Inc. is a 501 C(3) not for profit organization.

**NEWS FLASH** LAST GANDY DANCER JAM OF 2016!! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 7 pm. 2017 dates will post at a later date.This is a free event held at the historic North Wilkesboro Train Depot on Cherry Street in North Wilkesboro, NC. Jammin' rain or shine! All ages: pickers, dancers, and music lovers are welcome. Chairs available or bring your own. This is a family event. No tobacco, no alcohol, and please no pets. Handicap accessible. Free parking. Keep checking our events for more information.

NEWS FLASH! 2016 scholarships winners have been announced! Hallie Younger, Emma Lowe, and Madison Elmore will be attending the Pete Wernick Jam Camp at MerleFest and Liam Purcell won the Duncan-Elliott Memorial Scholarship to attend the Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville, NC.

Look forward to Pre-MerleFest activity beginning 2 pm Sunday before MerleFest 2017 for the celebration of music honoring Dr. T.R. Bryan Jr. REMINDER **2017 CELEBRATES MERLEFEST 30** The musical festivities continue the entire week at the Pickin' Place at MerleFest 2017. If you are interested in volunteering with WAFS at MerleFest Pickin' Place 2017 contact Keith at 336.902.2570. Volunteer early! Need musicians of various genres, dancers, strolling musicians, record keepers, team leaders.

ENDING NOTES: The musical world lost Charles Tesh in December 2014. Charlie was always present at musical events leading slow jams, singing and telling stories. Charlie frequently visited long term care facilities sharing his talent. RIP our friend. The musical world lost another great musician in April 2015. The Grammy Award winner and Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame member Tut Taylor passed away unexpectedly. WAFS will strive to honor your contributions to our organization. Thank you both for the music and all you taught us. Your presence will always be felt.

Thank you for visiting the Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society (WAFS) web site. Founded in 2000, WAFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on nurturing musical appreciation and talent.


WAFS is a member of the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce www.wilkesnc.org Our mission is the enjoyment, perpetuation and encouragement of all types of acoustic music, educating the public in music appreciation and forms of self entertainment, sharing of musical ideas, venues, performing, passing down, and preserving this region's musical heritage for our youth.



Appalachian Christmas - 1/8/2017 - 3 - 5:00 pm - Lutheran Church of the Atonement
The Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Brushy Mountain Road (Oakwoods Road) Wilkesboro will host "Appalachian Christmas - A Musical Celebration of Old Christmas, A Christmas Card to the Community". Free event, everyone welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-parishable food as a donation to Wilkes County h.o.p.e. Ministry food bank. Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society Members and other musicians from the community will celebrate Epiphany with song and music of guitar, banjo, mandolin, harp, bagpipe, drum, hammered dulcimer, piano, organ, fiddle, and upright bass. Refreshments after the program.

Scholarship applications - 4/1/2017 - 12:00 MIDNIGHT - Mailed to John Lodgson
****APPLICATION FORMS ARE UNDER THE HEADING SCHOLARSHIP. AT THE TOP OF WEBPAGE!!! *** ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2017. MAILING ADDRESS IS ON APPLICATION FORM. THIS INCLUDES APPLICATIONS FOR JAM CAMP AT MERLEFEST AND SWANNANOA GATHERING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER APRIL 1 AS POSSIBLE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL APPLICANTS!


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