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OUR MISSION ... T Aug.-Nov. 09 oprovide the leadership to promote a diverse, balanced economy and ethical busi- ness climate that enhances the well-being of all people in Haywood County . DIRECTORS & OFFICERS Bruce Johnson, Chairman of the Board CHAMPION SUPPLY COMPANY Mike Clayton, Treasurer CHAMPION CREDIT UNION Larry East, VC Business and Economic Development WELLS FARGO ADVISORS Mark Clasby, VC Governmental Relations HAYWOOD COUNTY EDC Dr. Rose Johnson, Chair Green Initiative Committee HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Art O’Neil, Chair Membership Development THE GATEWAY CLUB John Tench HOMETRUST BANK Billy Case RE/MAX CREEKSIDE REALTY Ken Howle LAKE JUNALUSKA FOUNDATION Gina Kinder KELLERWILLIAMS REALTY Ron Leatherwood CLARK & LEATHERWOOD Chris Williams UNITED COMMUNITY BANK Mike Poore HAYWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CANTER Greg Boothroyd SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS Ron Reid ANDON-REID INN, BED & BREAKFAST Charles Umberger OLDTOWN BANK David Cotton HAYWOOD COUNTY MANAGER Scott Conner FIRST CITIZENS BANK STAFF CeCe Hipps, Executive Director Lois Beery, Administrative Assistant Katy McLean, Marketing Communications Manager 591 North Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786 828.456.3021 | Fax: 828.452.7265 Toll-Free: 877.456.3073 www.haywood-nc.com locally- grown apples and apple products for sale. In addi- tion, the festival featured food ven- dors of all types, educational and information booths, authentic mountain music, dance groups and a children’s fun area. Live musical entertainment was pro- vided by Gray Wolf, Paul’s Creek Band, Simple Folk, Whitewater Bluegrass and the Rye Holler Boys. Adult and youth cloggers also entertained festival goers throughout the day. 21st Annual Apple Harvest Festival Historic Downtown Waynesville. The annual festival celebrated the beauty of the harvest season. Despite the less than desirable weather, Main Street was lined with handmade arts and crafts, T he Chamber hosted the 21st annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival Saturday, October 17th in New for the 2009 festival was the Mary Smathers Apple Recipe Bake-off Contest. The Chamber teamed with The Shook Museum to sponsor the first recipe contest. Residents entered homemade apple dishes and their corre- sponding recipes in hopes of achieving high honors at the festival. Mayor Gavin and Jackie Brown, Rick Smith, David King, and Nancy Waldrop were on hand to judge the competition. Mia Gilman was awarded first place for her Apple- achian Mountain Cakes. With more than 25,000 people attending this year’s festival, Haywood County enjoyed a large vendor turnout and a great day for our visitors, local mer- chants, and local residents alike. The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival is presented by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Waynesville Association, the Haywood County Extension Service, and the Haywood County Apple Growers. Thank You to our Sponsors: Progress Energy, Evergreen Packaging, Champion Credit Union, New Meridian T echnologies, Clear Channel Communications, Oak Park Inn, Smoky Mountain Living, Sign World WNC, Fun Things Etc., and the Mountaineer.

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