Benefit performance for Haywood County Democratic Party

Local actress Barbara Bates Smith will star in a one-woman benefit performance titled “Go, Granny,Go: A Walk to Washington to Set’em Straight,” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the HART Theater.

The play is the memoir of Doris “Granny D” Haddock. Jeff Sebens of Cana, Va., will provide musical accompaniment. As an added attraction, Men on a Mission, a Haywood County gospel choir, will sing.

In February 2000, 90-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock became a national heroine when she completed her 3,200-mile, 14-month walk from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the issue of campaign finance reform.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. They may be purchased at Haywood County Democratic Headquarters, located at 286 Haywood Square, in Waynesville. The headquarters is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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