BR Fest raises record amount for local charities

PICKENS — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative officials announced last week that the 20th annual Blue Ridge Fest, held on April 28, raised a record-breaking amount of $215,000 to benefit local nonprofit organizations in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

Since the event’s inception, Blue Ridge Fest will have given more than $2.5 million to local human help organizations that provide individuals with basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and health care.

The charities receiving funds in 2017 include Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Collins Children’s Home,

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