January 20th was full of excitement all across Buncombe county!

Hundreds marched in the Black Mountain Women’s March, which began at 9:30a.m. in downtown Black Mountain. Asheville’s 2018 Women’s March kicked off from Memorial Stadium, marching up Biltmore to Pack Square Park, with thousands participating. Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Senator Terry Van Duyn, both Democrats, were featured speakers at the rally proceeding the march.

In the evening, almost 300 Buncombe Dems gathered at the Mission Health Conference Center of AB-Tech for our 2018 Kickoff Party and Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who joined us! 

The event was a huge success thanks to the hard work of our planning committee – Nan Cole, Ellen Costanzo, Denise Marecki, Lindsey Prather, and Marnie Walsh. Dozens of volunteers helped check in other attendees, handle auction items, and check out folks as they left. We were also joined by over a dozen Democratic candidates for office in Western NC this year.

Check out photos below for some pictures from the across the county on Saturday.