Big names and big personalities came together for the Friends of Downtown meeting at The Franklin Hotel early Thursday morning for coffee, cookies and cupcakes, as well as to hear Holden Thorp, UNC’s Chancellor, speak. Located in the Grand Terrace on the 2nd floor, sunshine filled the room with all the socializing Friends and made for a lively morning.
Lynda Nolta and Anne Williams.
Friends of Downtown getting name tags and getting prepared for their meeting at The Franklin Hotel.
Glen Easter and Allan Rosen.
John Coffey and Wes Pope.
Margy Schmidt and Barbara Jessie-Black.
Bob Broad and Dixon Qualls.
Linda Convissor and Cecilia Moore.
Ed Harris enjoys the coffee and refreshments.
Karen Gerken and Travis Book.
Bruce Ballentine and Ed Harris.
Patti Thorp and Jack Evans.
Pat Evans and part owner of The Franklin Hotel, Jay Patel.
Terry Crook and Wes Pope.
Candy Qualls and Byron Peters talk about the issues during coffee before the start of the meeting.
Jenna Graber and Helen Antipov.
Lots of people attended the Friends of Downtown May meeting held at The Franklin Hotel.
Candy Qualls and Byron Peters.
Bobby Funk, Meg McGurk and Rory Kelly.
Jack Evans and Michael Fox.
Friends of Downtown
Carolyn and Allan Konig.
Patti Thorp, Stephen Rich, and Alex Julian.
Pat Peyle, Dixon and Candy Qualls greeted members and handed out name tags.
Pat Evans opens the Friends of Downtown Meeting.