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Blue Ridge announces festival donations

Feed A Hungry Child — From left, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc. employees Tony Kelley, Bryan Roper and David Collins are joined by Blue Ridge Fest sponsors Eloise Hiott of Hiott Printing, (also representing Representative Davey Hiott), and Richie Tallman of Bi-Lo of Pickens as they present $13,000 to Feed a Hungry Child. Accepting on behalf of the charity is Mike Parrott, who serves as treasurer of the board.

Feed A Hungry Child — From left, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc. employees Tony Kelley, Bryan Roper and David Collins are joined by Blue Ridge Fest sponsors Eloise Hiott of Hiott Printing, (also representing Representative Davey Hiott), and Richie Tallman of Bi-Lo of Pickens as they present $13,000 to Feed a Hungry Child. Accepting on behalf of the charity is Mike Parrott, who serves as treasurer of the board.

UPSTATE — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has announced that the 16th annual Blue Ridge Fest, which took place on May 10, raised a total of $183,000 to benefit local non-profit organizations in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. With the 2013 event producing a record-breaking amount, the festival also attracted more than 6,000 attendees, the largest number to date.

Mary’s House — Representatives of Blue Ridge Fest, the annual classic car cruise-in event hosted by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc. and Blue Ridge Security, were joined by representatives from Bearden Landscaping and South Carolina Bank & Trust, Blue Ridge Fest sponsors, to present a check for $13,000 to Mary’s House. Pictured, from left, are Dusty Reeves, Sales Manager, Blue Ridge Security Inc.; Denise McCormick, Manager of Customer Service and Marketing, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc.; Tommy Bearden, Bearden Landscaping; Ryan Jones, Assistant Branch Manager, South Carolina Bank & Trust; Lisa Smith Cope, Executive Director, Mary’s House; and Chris Koth, Board Treasurer, Mary’s House.

Mary’s House — Representatives of Blue Ridge Fest, the annual classic car cruise-in event hosted by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc. and Blue Ridge Security, were joined by representatives from Bearden Landscaping and South Carolina Bank & Trust, Blue Ridge Fest sponsors, to present a check for $13,000 to Mary’s House. Pictured, from left, are Dusty Reeves, Sales Manager, Blue Ridge Security Inc.; Denise McCormick, Manager of Customer Service and Marketing, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Inc.; Tommy Bearden, Bearden Landscaping; Ryan Jones, Assistant Branch Manager, South Carolina Bank & Trust; Lisa Smith Cope, Executive Director, Mary’s House; and Chris Koth, Board Treasurer, Mary’s House.

This year, each non-profit will receive at least $13,000 in funding from the Blue Ridge Fest. This year’s recipients from the Pickens area include Feed a Hungry Child, Mary’s House, Sabrina House Children’s Charity, Samaritan Health Clinic and United Christian Ministries. The additional charities include Harvest Hope Food Bank, Hidden Treasure Christian School, Anderson Free Clinic, Foothills Alliance, Arc of the Tribble Center, Dot’s Kitchen, Rosa Clark Medical Clinic and SHARE. Since 1998, Blue Ridge Fest has donated nearly $1.6 million to numerous agencies in the Upstate area that provide individuals with basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and health care. Representatives from both Blue Ridge Security Systems and Blue Ridge Electric will host check presentations for each non-profit organization receiving funds.


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