Ruritan dinner to benefit Nancy Reynolds students

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News

The Rock House Ruritan Club will host a second annual benefit hot dog supper for Nancy Reynolds Elementary School from 5-8 p.m. Saturday evening. The supper will be followed by a community auction, with all proceeds to benefit the school.

The event will take place at the Rock House Ruritan Community Building, located five miles east of Pilot Mountain at 2889 NC 268. The meal will consist of hot dogs, baked beans, drinks and a dessert available with a suggested donation of $5 per plate.

The supper will be followed by an auction of numerous items donated by area businesses and individuals accompanied by an assortment of baked goods including cakes, pies and other desserts.

According to Rock House Ruritan Club representative Sue Williamson, funds raised during the evening will target the school’s backpack program as well as the purchase of needed supplies for the school. The backpack program provides a backpack of nutritional food for children with need to take home each weekend.

“Several programs have been cut,” Williamson said, “and there’s a need for support from the community. Now, some has to come from the teachers’ pockets and there’s just not enough to go around.”

“We encourage parents and other community members to come out, enjoy the evening and support the school. We’re hoping for a good crowd.”

In the past, Williamson explained, the club has frequently supported the school, including an annual donation targeted to help with supplies. With last year’s introduction of an annual benefit, however, club members are looking to multiply that support by involving their community.

“Things like this are important for our community and for the school to be able to have a good year,” she noted. “Anything we can do to make our kids healthier and happier is also going to make it easier for them to learn.”

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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