Dance Saturday night will aid United Fund

Tom Joyce Staff Reporter

October 3, 2013

On most weekend nights, Jones Auditorium in Mount Airy is a quiet place — but this Saturday it will be a beehive of activity when a dance is held there.

And it won’t be just any dance, but one with a goal of raising money for the United Fund of Surry County.

It is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring live entertainment by the band Classic Country.

The dance will be hosted by Surry Senior Centers and Yokefellow Ministries.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever done a fundraiser like this for the United Fund,” said Annalisa Davis, director of L.H. Jones Family Resource Center, where senior center programs are housed and Jones Auditorium is located.

“I’d love for it to turn into an annual event.”

The dance is a way of providing a boost to an organization that exists strictly to help others, Davis explained.

“A couple of months ago, we were just having a meeting and we were talking about how the United Fund helps people in Surry County and we thought we should do something to help them.”

Both Surry Senior Centers and Yokefellow Ministries receive money each year from the United Fund, which aids 26 local agencies in all.

“So this is just our way of giving back to them,” Davis said.

She added that while Saturday night’s dance is being co-hosted by Surry Senior Centers, it is not limited to seniors. “It is definitely open to all ages.”

Tickets for the dance will cost $7 at the door.

The event also is to include a 50/50 raffle.

Jones Auditorium is located at 215 Jones School Road.

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