WADESBORO — The seventh annual Barn Blast has received an overwhelming response from the community and the Anson County Partnership is saying THANK YOU! Support has come in the form of sponsorships, ticket sales and auction donations, as well as countless hours of service from the many volunteers working so hard to make this year’s Barn Blast a success. The Anson County Partnership for Children would like to thank presenting sponsors Anson Bank and Trust, and Poisson Law for their support of the Barn Blast; and Union County Community Action, presenting sponsor of the Champions for Children reception.
Donations for the auctions have been rolling in. The Partnership would like to extend its appreciation to all those businesses, individuals and corporations that have provided auction items including John Crider of Crider Properties; Jack and Lois Crumpler; Nancy Cornwell of Sullivan Place B&B; Wadesboro Chiropractic; Bert and Martha Finchum; the Polkton Police Department; the Inn of the Patriots; James Shipley of National Amateur Sports; and James Price of Price’s Place Pottery & Antiques.
The Barn Blast will take place on Jan. 25, from 6-11 p.m., at SPCC’s Lockhart-Taylor Center. Presented by Anson Bank and Trust and Poisson Law, the Barn Blast features a western-themed event that includes dinner, an open bar of beer and wine, music, silent and live auctions, and lots of dancing and fun. Tickets for the Barn Blast are now sold out; however, anyone interested in attending who does not yet have a ticket is encouraged to call the Partnership offices to be placed on a waiting list.
Tickets are still available to the Champions for Children Reception prior to Barn Blast on Jan. 25 (4-5:30 p.m.) in the Olde Mill Gallery, honoring local Champions for Children finalists HOLLA!, Gail Litaker, Charles Riddle and Vancine Sturdivant. Tickets for the Champions for Children Reception are $60 per person and include wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and poetry reading by Joseph Bathanti, Poet Laureate of North Carolina. $60 Reception tickets do not include entrance to the Barn Blast.
Proceeds from the 2013 Barn Blast will be used to support the work of the Anson County Partnership for Children including the following children’s literacy activities: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Motheread, Raising a Reader Book Bag Program, Reach Out and Read and local book distributions.
The Anson County Partnership for Children is a non-profit public/private organization which was formed in 1996 in response to the North Carolina Smart Start initiative. The Partnership is responsible for developing collaborative strategies to meet the unique needs of children and families in Anson County focusing on: Child Care Quality, Accessibility and Affordability, Child Health, Literacy and Family Support Programs. For more information, contact Ashley Haynes at 704-694-4036.