The Haywood Community College Foundation will hold their fourth Shine & Dine Gala on Friday, September 13, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. The theme of this year’s Gala is “Simple as Black and White.” The event will feature a buffet dinner, music and the opportunity to support HCC through a wine pull and auction.  Haywood Regional Medical Center is the presenting sponsor.

Proceeds from the Gala will support the advanced manufacturing and automotive programs, which produce skilled graduates who are in high demand. These industries offer competitive wages and advancement opportunities for HCC students. The State of Our Workforce Source: Western North Carolina survey results have projected 7,500 new jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry alone for our region over the next three years.

The HCC Foundation invites you to make a difference for the College’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs. With your assistance, we can continue to make education affordable and a successful career a reality for our students.   

This year’s emcees are Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green from 99.9 KISS Country. Harpist Michelle Jamison and cellist Megan Johnson will provide music.

New this year will be a "best dressed" in black and white attire contest.  Plan your outfit and join the fun!  Contest registration will take place the evening of the event with a $5 donation. Participants can enter Best Dressed Couple, Classiest and Most Creative categories. Prizes will be awarded to winners.   

Tickets to the Shine & Dine, Black & White Gala are $75 per person. For more information about the event, please visit or call 828-627-4522.