of the Wall of Fame
purpose of the Wall of Fame is to recognize those people in our area that have
been involved in the music and the dance for many years in some form or
The Wall committee selects those people, nominated by their peers, which meet
certain criteria. They should have strong ties to the Triad area with
boundaries from Salisbury, Asheboro, Raleigh and the NC/VA line. They are
selected from three categories: Dancer, Contributor, and DJ. Each member of
the Wall may nominate one person each year but only if they wish to do so.
Since age is not a factor, Beth Mitchell was the youngest inductee, chosen in
2005, and the oldest is 70+.
The Wall of Fame began in 1994 as part of the Bunk Leach Charity Mixed Doubles
Contest at the first Thirsty's and continued through 1998 when the club closed
a few months later. The first year, some of those chosen were pioneers and
innovators like Bunk Leach, Lacy Moore, George Lineberry, Louise Hunsucker,
Shad Alberty, Rick Lyman, Bill Griffin and Spider Kirkman.
When Thirsty's 2 opened in 2002, the Wall of Fame ceremonies continued again.
Since the inception, the Wall of Fame has inducted a total of 126 people from
our area over a period of 15 years.
it wasn’t for the Wall of Fame, some people may not ever be recognized. This
is the reason the Wall of Fame continues each year so those great legends are
Article Written by Linda Reeder