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Best of Our State at The Grove Park Inn

Join Our State at the 17th Annual Best of Our State January 9-11, 2015 at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

BOOS Grove Park 2015

Save the Date!

Please join Our State at the 17th Annual Best of Our State January 9, 10, and 11, 2015 at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year.

You will also be able to shop for North Carolina specialty food, crafts, and other unique items in our bustling North Carolina Marketplace. Meet the artists, sample delicious dishes, and learn about new places to visit from our travel destination exhibitors.

Your Weekend Package Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • 2 Southern-style breakfasts
  • Friday night concert
  • Reception Friday evening
  • Saturday night dinner & concert with the Raleigh Ringers
  • Admission to ALL seminars Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning

Total cost: $895.00 per couple, based on double occupancy. Single rates are available.

For reservations please call the Grove Park Inn at (800) 438-5800. To book online, please visit groveparkinn.com/BestofOurState2015

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Presenters

Balsam Range

Balsam Range —
From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes the Balsam Range band, which creatively blends Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel, and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience. 2013 IBMA Album of the Year WINNER, Papertown.

Raleigh Ringers

Raleigh Ringers —
Internationally acclaimed handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique musical interpretations of sacred, secular, and famous rock ’n’ roll tunes.

Walt Wolfram

Walt Wolfram —
Author of Talkin’ Tar Heel – How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina

Jeffrey Reaser

Jeffrey Reaser —
Author of Talkin’ Tar Heel – How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina

Sandra Hughes

Sandra Hughes —
Legendary broadcast journalist and inspirational speaker

Elliot Engel

Elliot Engel —
Scholar, performer, and storyteller. “The Dickens Nobody Knows”

Paul Worley

Paul Worley —
N.C. Rail Division Director, NC Trains & Depots

David Novak

David Novak —
Storyteller as R. Buckminster Fuller on the Supine Dome at Black Mountain College

David Hartman

David Hartman —
Former host of “Good Morning America” and the “voice” of the North Carolina Symphony.

Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron —
Author of 30 books, including the soon-to-be-released Designated Daughter

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