History: 1997! What a wonderful year for Waynesville. It was a year of great celebration of our history, of great achievement and of significant planning for our future. We had concerts in our new amphitheater and formal balls were held. The Country Fair was revived and held in conjunction with the 4th of July celebration. A parade was held. Main Street received an extensive face lift with new benches, trees, tree guards, and street signs. The athletic hall of fame was initiated. A Farmers Market was held every weekend during the summer. A large new addition to our high school was begun. Our two new parks came into maturity and the amphitheater, tennis courts, basketball courts and picnic shelters were completed. The most complete compilation ever made of our history was published. It was the 200th year of our birth. It was our Bicentennial.