Gladys Knight Headlines Benefit Show For Proposed Haywood County Community Center

Oct 27, 2017

Singer Gladys Knight will headline a benefit show Sunday night at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville.  Other performers include Little Big Town - and a host of 'surprise guests' that Knight is promising will be there.  All proceeds from the show will toward a proposed community center outside of Canton in Haywood County.  Knight's husband Billy McDowell is behind the plan to turn the former Reynolds School in an area known as Gibsontown into a community center by 2019.  McDowell attended the segregated school as a child before it closed in the mid 1960's.  Smoky Mountain News reporter Cory Vaillancourt spoke with the couple ahead of Sunday's show about the plans to build the center in a school that was the center of a community.