Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund
MerleFest is a wonderful time for our friends to show their support of Wilkes Community College. One special way to do this is to participate in the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund. Proceeds go directly into the Doc Watson Emergency Fund and help students that might have otherwise had to drop out of school due to hardships. So far, 64 students have been assisted with the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund to help in their educational journey.
Individuals may make a donation to the festival to honor or memorialize a loved one. Participants in the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund are recognized each year in our Festival Program Guide that we distribute each day of the festival.
You can make your donation online in about 5 minutes. What a special way to honor or memorialize someone you love. We need to have all donations to us by March 1, 2017 so the names can be printed in the MerleFest 2017 Program Guide.