"In the United States, as soon as several inhabitants have taken an opinion or an idea they wish to promote in society, they seek each other out and unite together once they have made contact. From that moment, they are no longer isolated but have become a power seen from afar whose activities serve as an example and whose words are heeded" (Tocqueville 1840)
On Oct. 15, with just a touch of fall in the air, Tocqueville Society members gathered to mark United Way's Centennial Anniversary.
Our setting couldn't have been lovelier due to the generosity of Steve Nilsen and Pamela Dixon, who welcomed us into their beautifully renovated home -- the Rumbough House in historic Montford.
Many thanks also to our friends at Cordial & Craft, New Stock Pantry, Asheville Village String Duo, Wicked Weed Brewing, and Grapevine Distributors for their assistance in creating this remarkable event.
Also a special thank you to Catherine Murphy of Haw Creek Forge for the incredible handmade copper dogwoods you'll see in the gallery above. These pieces are Centennial gift acknowledgments and will be placed together at our offices at 50 S. French Broad Avenue.
Thank you to Beverly-Hanks Realtors -- for their Platinum+ Centennial Sponsorship and exclusive Tocqueville Society Sponsorship.