The Free Women’s Center in Waynesville will have its 13th Banquet For Life this Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Ark Community and Sports Center in West Waynesville. It is the largest fundraiser for the Free Women’s Center, which generates most of its revenue from fundraising. The guest speaker is Jess Ford, the son of Amy Ford, who was the co-founder of another organization called “Embrace Grace.” Jess Ford is a writer for Focus on the Family. Rosalyn Pride, Executive Director of the Free Women’s Center, says the community plays a large part in the organization’s success.

There will be a silent auction starting at 4:30 PM and ending at 6. The banquet will then begin and continue until 8:30