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Bladen We Care gala set for tonight

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The 28th annual Bladen We Care Gala will take place Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin. The theme for this year’s event is Fiesta.

The gala is sponsored this year by Smithfield.  At the gala there will be a live auction and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available. The Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band, which is always a crowd favorite, will also perform.

All of the funds raised through its two main fund raisers, the Byron H. Gooden Golf Tournament and the Gala, remain in Bladen County to help Bladen County residents. Proceeds from the event, hundreds of thousands of dollars, are used to provide support for local residents with unforeseen medically related issues on a short term basis. The way it works is the group receives referrals and there is a checklist of criteria a person must meet. If the person meets the criteria, the committee will then meet and review the applications and make determinations regarding assistance.

In recent years, Bladen We Care has expanded their efforts to include nursing scholarships for local residents at Bladen Community College and UNCP.

For more information or to contribute, call 910-862-9004 or mail to Bladen We Care, PO Box 1569, Elizabethtown, NC 28337