WCMS announces cornerstone physicians, will honor them at shrimp picnic

From the Western Carolina Medical Society:

The WCMS Shrimp Picnic is an opportunity for members of the community to come together and honor a select group of physicians who have practiced in our area for over thirty years. The 2012 picnic will honor these “Cornerstone” physicians who have practiced since the years 1980-1982:

Dr. P. Kemp Battle
Dr. Thomas Beardsley
Dr. James Brown
Dr. Harry Burton
Dr. Robert Cook
Dr. Norris Crigler
Dr. David Foy
Dr. William Gough
Dr. Benjamin Gravatt
Dr. David Hester
Dr. Olson Huff
Dr. Randall Johnson
Dr. Drew Litzenberger
Dr. Ralph Loomis
Dr. William Maddox
Dr. J. Paul Martin
Dr. Terence McGhee
Dr. W. Copley McLean
Dr. James McMillan
Dr. Frank Moretz
Dr. Jung Noh
Dr. Charles O’Cain
Dr. Bart Paschal
Dr. Brison Robertson
Dr. Joel Rosenberg
Dr. William Snoddy
Dr. Jeffrey Stillson
Dr. Michael Teaford
Dr. Anthony Weisenberger
Dr. Robert Wells
Dr. Michael Young

Not only is the Shrimp Picnic commemorative, it is also a fundraiser. This year all proceeds will go towards publishing the late Dr. Irby Stephens’ book, The History of Medicine in Asheville. Many of the physicians being honored as Cornerstones are featured in this book, which documents the rich medical history of our community.

We hope you’ll join us!


Miriam Schwarz, WCMS CEO & Executive Director

2012 Shrimp Picnic
A Tribute to the Cornerstones of Our Physician Community
NC Arboretum
Saturday, June 2

Advanced tickets are required- please RSVP by
Monday, May 21. Respond by e-mail to

$75/adult or $125/couple
$30/young adult (ages 13-20)
$12.50/child (ages 4-12)
Children 3 and under are free

Your ticket includes reception, dinner and beverages, parking and access to the Arboretum grounds. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.


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