CULLOWHEE Western Carolina University has named a staff to lead the 2005 edition of Mountain Heritage Day, the university's annual autumnal celebration of mountain culture.

Chairing this year's festival will be Jim Rowell, senior director of marketing and promotions in Western's Office of Public Relations. Zeta Smith, assistant to the vice chancellor in the Division of Advancement and External Affairs, will serve as vice chair.

Mary Lou Millwood, formerly licensure assistant in the College of Education and Allied Professions, has joined the staff of Western's Mountain Heritage Center and will serve as resource assistant for Mountain Heritage Day.

The festival features a full day of traditional Appalachian music, dance, food and contests, along with demonstrations of authentic folk arts. This year's event will be held Saturday, September 24.

For information about Mountain Heritage Day, call (828) 227-3193 or click on

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