Since we originated, WOW has received some incredible media following and we couldn't be more thankful. With continued coverage and media support, we have been able to increase our efforts and successes in our community. From the deepest depths of our hearts, we thank The Mountaineer Newspaper, WLOS, News Channel 13, The Smokey Mountain News, 105.9 The Mountain Radio, WRGC, 540 AM & The Asheville Citizen Times.

Without all of you, we would not have been able to gain the momentum we have that now fuels this incredible vehicle known as WOW.



The Bachelor Ball for Belles Auction, held by Women of Waynesville, is coming up soon, and the Guide will be profiling some of the bachelors each week to help the local ladies decide which bachelor they should bid on.



The Women of Waynesville (WOW) are back at it again. This wild and incredible group of women is excited to bring to Haywood County their first fundraising event of 2016 — the Bachelors Ball for Belles.


HARRAH'S PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR POWER OF PINK— Pictured, from left are Janna Hyatt, Harrah's community relations specialist; Katie Higgs and Nikki White, POP co-chairs; Craig Day, Harrah's regional communications and community relations manager; Ginger Lang, chair, HHF; and Marge Stiles, HHF administrator.

SUPPORTING THE 9TH ANNUAL POWER OF PINK - Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. That is the goal of Haywood Healthcare Foundation, Haywood Regional Medical Center and the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency,


WOW TO HOST ANNIVERSARY OPEN DOOR PARTY - The year 2014 proved to be an incredible year for the Women of Waynesville.

“This was the year that WOW went from raising $11,000 since our origination to raising $30,000 as an organization,” said Nikki White, president of the women’s group.




ANTI-ANXIETY AND RUM TOUR: BATTLE OF THE CHARITIES - Six bands will compete in the inaugural Battle of the Charities concert, the brain child of the Women of Waynesville (WOW), on Sept. 13 to raise money for their Haywood charity of choice.

Six local businesses have signed on to provide a live “air-band” concert featuring the music of several notable ‘80s bands. The Mountaineer staff will perform as the girl-rock band Heart to benefit of the Haywood Pathways Center.



WOW PRESENTS A BATTLE OF THE CHARITIES - Ever wanted to be in a rock band? Now's the chance.

Women of Waynesville President Nikki White came up with a fun, creative way for local businesses to raise money for Haywood County charities. The Battle of the Charities will pit businesses against each other for the title of ‘Best 80s Air Band.’


WOW GIVES $1,800 TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS - “Although our normal fundraising events are usually done with a little more spice and riskiness, we felt the need to simmer down a bit because of the organization we chose to help in this situation,” said Michelle Briggs, vice president of WOW. “



WOW TO HOLD CORN-HOLE TOURNAMENT FOR BBBS - The Women of Waynesville are staging what is said to be an old Native American tradition — a corn-hole tournament — at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Bear-Waters Brewing Company to benefit the Haywood County chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.




WOW'S MOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 29TH - The WOW organization produced the first ever Mom’s Music Festival in 2012. The event raised $1,500 for the local K.A.R.E Organization and was a wonderful success for both organizations, as well as another wonderful new festival brought to Haywood County.



WOW PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL MOMS FESTIVAL -  WOW presents the second annual Moms Music Festival, a day of celebrating moms, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Herren House, 94 East St., in Waynesville. The Women of Waynesville, a fund raising organization, have joined together with Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation to put on the event for the second year.


WOW CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY -  WOW was established in the late winter of 2011, and spent the 2012-year raising funds for organizations and residents of Haywood County.  Many will remember the “risque” 2012 calendar of semi-nude ladies that hit the streets of Waynesville at the Apple Festival in 2011. That calendar raised $2,000 for REACH.



HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER - WOW STYLE - The Women of Waynesville held their first-ever Halloween party on Friday night, with plenty of locals dressed to the nines in their Halloween best. The group, best known for their annual fund-raising calendar, raises money for various nonprofits in Waynesville.


WOW PRESENTS 1ST EVER MOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL - On Sunday, May 6th, WOW will be introducing to Haywood County the first-ever Moms Music Festival. If you remember, WOW, Women of Waynesville, is the fundraising organization that created the 2012 "Year of Empowering Women Calendar" that raised $2,000 for REACH in 2011. The calendar was successful not only generating funds for a local organization, also in creating a foundation for the WOW organization.


WOW CALENDARS NEAR GOAL OF $3,000 - By now, hopefully most of you already know or have heard of the WOW 2012 ~ Year of Empowering Women Calendars that have been selling, as well as raising some eyebrows and dropping mouths the past few months. We have had several stories published in the local newspapers as well as even grabbing some air time with WLOS Channel 13 News. The controversy as well as the wonderful support we have gained from the Calendars has been overwhelming and absolutely wonderful!