Welcome to the Pinehurst FORUM’s 83rd Season
Since 1939, the Pinehurst Forum has been bringing entertainment and thought-provoking speakers to the Sandhills area. Once a month from October through March, over 200 nattily clad locals in Black Tie gather to be entertained, wined, and dined at the Carolina Hotel in the Cardinal Ball Room.
Photo by Al and Annette Daniels, courtesy of The Pilot
The roots of the Forum are simple. Thursdays were maid’s night off in the 1930’s. Everyone would come to the Carolina Hotel for an elegant meal. In those days the hotel dress code was formal. Someone (maybe James Walker Tufts) had the idea of providing entertainment (speakers and musical) to the group. General George Marshall presented the Marshall Plan to the Forum in 1950. Now we focus on quality musical entertainment.
If you have been a member for any time at all, you have noticed that our performances are getting more and more entertaining, lively, and just plain fun! It’s important for you to know that the increasingly high quality of our entertainment is strictly a result of the generosity and support of Sponsors in the FORUM Playbill and, of course, our Friends of the FORUM contributors.
In fact, 100% of our contributions from our Playbill Sponsors and our Friends of the FORUM support our entertainment schedule. Yes – 100%! Without their donations, The Pinehurst FORUM would not be able to bring you the spectacular line-up we are offering every season.
It’s important for all of us to support our Playbill Sponsors. They are our friends and neighbors in the retail, commercial, and health community around town: Cooper Ford, David Wood Classic Apparel, Dental Design Innovations, DuneBerry Resort Wear, Eagle Home Renovations, First Bank, First Health of the Carolinas, Golf Pride, Granville Financial, Huntley Design Build, Olmstead Village Hardware, the Laser Institute of Pinehurst, Pinehurst Insurance, Martha Gentry Home Selling Team, Opulence of Southern Pines, Penick Village, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Sandhills Children’s Center, Southern Prime Steakhouse, and Terry Riney Agency. Please support these great businesses; they help us bring you “great shows.”
Equally important to the success of The Pinehurst FORUM are the Friends of the FORUM. Almost 40% of our members became Friends of the FORUM by making an extra contribution. We encourage you to become an Angel supporter.
To them, and our Playbill Sponsors, we say THANK YOU!
Again, 100% of these donations go to securing the best acts we can find for your entertainment. The more funds you contribute, the bigger the names we will secure for your entertainment pleasure.
So again, THANK YOU for your support and your contributions. Please continue to be a Friend of the FORUM. Please continue to be a Sponsor in the Playbill. The Pinehurst FORUM is committed to be a unique and precious part of your Pinehurst experience.
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