Save the date:  October 12, 2019  Bethel Half Marathon and 5K Race

2018 Bethel Rural Community Organization Meeting Dates:

January 9, 2018

March 13, 2018

May 8, 2018

July 10, 2018

September 11, 2018

November 13, 2018

New members and volunteers are always welcome to join the organization.  Pot Luck dinner before the meetings begins at 6:30pm, and the meeting starts at 7pm at BRCO’s home base, Bethel Presbyterian Church, 664 Sonoma Road, Waynesville, N. C.   Informative programs provide members and visitors with pertinent information on a variety of topics.

BRCO News and Events

Possum on a Whale Musical CD available for purchase.  Click here to order from our on-line catalog.

New Art Prints available for purchase.  Check out our Art Prints Page for three new prints:

Truss Bridge#79- BRCO's Historic Preservation Committee commissioned artist Gary Woolard to produce an acrylic painting of North Carolina's oldest metal truss bridge which is located in Bethel on Lake Logan Road.  

Pingree Priestly and Charity Haseltine Osborne Plott House (Historic with People)  This early 1900s portrait of the family in a front-yard setting was donated to BRCO by Bill and Carolyn Nettles, caretakers of the James Henry and Flora Kinsland Plott House where the painting was located.  James Henry was the son of Pingree and Charity Plott.  

Osborne Farm - Donated by Robert Cathey and Bill Holbrook, this mid-19th century photograph of the Osborne Farm on Highway #110 reveals a portrait of one of Haywood County's most prominent dairy farms.