Christmas Open House Social

Our next MHARS Friends meeting is next Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are planning to hold a Christmas Open House Social from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. At 10 a.m. we will begin by sharing our special thoughts about Herb Barnette. Please continue to keep the Barnette Family in  Continue Reading »


October 2019 Meeting

Our next meeting takes place Friday, October 4, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, 225 Mount Olive Drive, Mars Hill, NC. This will be our October meeting. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Review of the MHARS Strategic Plan 2. Review of the MHARS Mission Statement  Continue Reading »


Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Friends Special Meeting

The next meeting of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Friends takes place on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at MHU in the Oscar Sams Dining Room in Pittman Dining Hall. AGENDA – Welcome – Celebrate Receiving Saving Places Grant with Coffee, Tea & Water – Planning for September 28 Presentation UNC-A Osher Lifelong Learning  Continue Reading »


Asheville Meetings Have Been Cancelled

Due to low attendance, meetings at Stephens-Lee Alumni Center in Asheville have been cancelled.  


Anderson Rosenwald School Asheville Meeting

The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School’s first meeting of 2017 takes place in Asheville, Friday, March 24th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Stephens-Lee Community Center. Alumni, family of alumni all are welcomed, Your memories, pictures and artifacts, as well as your feedback and creative ideas, will be appreciated and become a part of the ongoing  Continue Reading »


Historic Anderson Rosenwald Rehabilitation Project Meetings

Meetings of the Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School now take place on the third Friday of each month. Meetings are held at the school, 225 Mount Olive Drive in Mars Hill, NC, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Willa Wyatt, (828) 689-3922, or email


No Meeting November 11, 2016

We will not be meeting Friday in the Central Office as planned. Friday is Veterans’ Day and all offices are closed. Since we will not be meeting on Friday, please meet at the School on Thursday, November 10, 2016 to help work on the building. Thank you!


Work Day Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friends of the Mars Hill (Anderson) Rosenwald School will have a work day on Saturday, June 29 at 9:00 AM. Bring your yard tools and construction or building tools and be a part of the rehabilitation of this historic building. Lunch will be served.


Strategic Planning Discussion – October 2012

Anderson Rosenwald Committee (ARC) Fellowship Hall, Mount Olive Baptist Church October 19, 2012 ~ Talking Points  Members Present:  Judy Futch, Theresa Phillips, Ryan Phillips, Richard Dillingham, Dorothy Rapp, David Wyatt, Willa Wyatt, Pauline Cheek, Edwin R. Cheek, Dan Slagle, Caroline Twiggs, Bob Zink, Dorothy Coone, Charity Ray Strategic Planning Discussion:  Judy Futch led this discussion  Continue Reading »