If you have worked, scrimped on things and saved your money, why, why, why can you not go solar without being charged double/triple the rates from the electric company?
You get penalized for doing something good for everyone and the earth.
Football and county taxpayers
Game number 12 for Pisgah High School was moved to Erwin High School the middle of last week at a price of $1,300 plus.
If this is taxpayer funded money, why would the commissioiners and school board allow this to happen?
It was supposed to be played at CE Weatherby Stadium as previously scheduled. This stadium belongs to Haywood County.
Why would Haywood County allow that much money to be spent in another community when we have a vacant stadium that night?
It never fails. Women of Waynesville members have sold our charity calendars for the last 10 years at the Apple Harvest Festival in downtown Waynesville and every year someone calls the newspaper or the chamber of commerce or even the town government to complain about it.
We’ve been called obscene, indecent, disgusting, slutty, lewd and told we’re going to hell, so the recent letter in The Mountaineer didn’t surprise me.
Since I served as president of our scrappy nonprofit for three years and have been a member for eight years, I think I was more offended that he was not familiar with our work.
I gladly take this opportunity to tell the pastor and the rest of the community what we’re all about.
WOW is an all-women, all-volunteer organization with the mission of supporting women and children in Haywood County. We support our mission by fundraising, and the calendar is our most profitable and long-standing fundraiser.
The project was inspired by the movie “Calendar Girls” (HART will include the stage production in next year’s season) and its goal is to raise some eyebrows, raise some awareness and raise some money.
The calendar features our members, who range in age from 25 to 85, posed tastefully nude in lighthearted photos with carefully placed props covering nipples and groins.
Our members come in all different shapes and sizes, just like every other woman on this planet. While some may consider our calendar inappropriate for a “family” festival, we think our models are beautiful, and we think our message is meant for all ages.
Our goal is to normalize nudity and to challenge the unrealistic beauty standards young women are faced with in society today. Standards that tell them every day that they aren’t pretty enough, skinny enough and that their bodies shouldn’t be celebrated.
By removing our clothes, we hope to help other women remove the shame they’ve been holding onto about their bodies. Posing for the calendar has been an empowering experience for so many of our members.
While we know it’s not for everyone, we also know how many people have loved the calendar and purchase one every year. Men and women tell us we’re brave, we’re beautiful, we’re crazy. Yep, that’s us in a nutshell.
We’re proud that we raised about $2,500 from calendar sales and donations at the festival this year. Visit womenofwaynesville.org to find out more about what we do, how to join, how to request assistance and to purchase a calendar.
I hope next year the pastor will come by our booth and introduce himself.