High Point proclaimed Oct. 22 “Woodard Furniture Day”

Woodard’s 150th anniversary celebration continued at the High Point Market

WoodardJeff Golden, High Point Mayor Pro-Tem congratulates Woodard President, John Mares, for 150 years of success. On stage for the celebration are (L to R) Robert Maricich, International Market Centers CEO; Jackie Hirschhault, International Casual Furnishings Association executive director; James Golf, Woodard VP special accounts; Belinda Lavender, Woodard VP sales & marketing; Bill Herren, Woodard creative director and Kathy Wall, The Media Matters president.
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Woodard, known for iron, aluminum and all-season wicker outdoor furniture and accessories, continued their sesquicentennial anniversary celebration in High Point during the October High Point Market with tributes and proclamations given by local dignitaries.

Jeff Golden, High Point Mayor Pro-Tem, shared a proclamation from the Mayor, William S. Bencini, Jr, declaring Oct. 22, 2016, as “Woodard Furniture Day.” He congratulated Woodard for celebrating 150 years of successful operation with 57 of those years being spent in High Point at the semi-annual furniture market.

Other congratulatory tributes were bestowed upon Woodard by Robert Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers and Jackie Hirschhault, executive director of the International Casual Furnishings Association. The Central Davidson High School Wind Ensemble added a festive note to the celebration with their musical scores which included the national anthem.

Throughout 2016, a host of special 150th anniversary initiatives have taken place. A national advertising campaign promoted Woodard in publications including Coastal Living, House Beautiful, LUXE Interiors & Design, Ocean Home and Traditional Home. A celebratory picnic was held for employees and their families in Owosso, Michigan, and a gala was held for retailers at Casual Market Chicago in September. The first of 150 limited-edition Anniversary Rockers produced was raffled with proceeds donated to Habitat for Humanity and a Facebook photo contest allowed voters to determine who won the 150th Anniversary Rocker.

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