Students at Western Carolina University are stepping up to support Habitat for Humanity of Macon and Jackson counties.
This weekend, 52 students will be hosting a free event called the “Habitat for Humanity Spring Bloom and Build Festival,” from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Dillsboro. The group of students has been organizing the event and are producing the festival as a service learning project in their “Tourism Planning & Development” course.
The community festival was planned as part of WCU's ongoing outreach efforts to support Dillsboro businesses. The class, which is taught by Dr. Barroll Brown, has been instrumental in working with the community to provide opportunities for students to gain event planning experience. Dr. Mary Morse is also assisting the class as festival coordinator for the event.