The Emory Valley Center will be hosting its annual fundraiser in the Caldwell-Thompson building for the first time this year on Thursday, April 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The organization will begin a new tradition this year by presenting the Emory Valley Center Compassion Award to Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally. Each year, EVC plans to present this award to someone in the community who has supported Emory Valley Center in a variety of ways, a press release said.
Emory Valley Center reported on Monday that tickets for the fundraiser tonight (Thursday, April 5) have sold out.
This year’s will include a full course dinner prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus from St. Mary’s Parish in Oak Ridge. Special guests will share their Emory Valley Center personal services stories, and there will be live acoustic music by Joe & Janet Wood, the press release said. Special guests will “roast” McNally, and auctioneer Bear Stephenson will conduct a live Impact Auction, which will raise funds to support specific program needs for the people at Emory Valley Center, the press release said.
Emory Valley Center has been meeting the needs of people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities in the East Tennessee community for 63 years and currently provides a wide variety of services including community integration, education, employment, family assistance, pre-vocational training, and residential and senior services. This support reaches more than 1,400 adults and children monthly in 16 East Tennessee counties, the press release said.
To learn more about Emory Valley Center and its programs and services, visit www.emoryvalleycenter.org and like the organization on Facebook for program and event photos at www.facebook.com/emoryvalleycenter.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Janet Wood.
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