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Virtual fundraiser Saturday benefits Blue Ridge Hope and Ruff'ton Roots

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The Ruff'ton Roots Community Garden is hosting a virtual fundraising event that will be streamed through GiveButter, Facebook, YouTube, and various other platforms for everyone on Saturday, October 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The virtual fundraising gala will have an assortment of local artists and musicians featuring their work, humorous skits created by Blue Ridge Hope and Ruff'ton Roots Garden and other features by local businesses, and speakers.

All proceeds raised will be split evenly to benefit Rutherfordton organizations, Ruffton' Roots Community Garden and Blue Ridge Hope.

"We're hoping people will tune in and take advantage of this program and will make a donation to these groups" said Magnolia Long, community development director for the town of Rutherfordton.

Viewers will have the opportunity to donate to the fundraising organizations before, throughout, and after the event.

Ruff'ton Roots is a community garden located at 128 Hospital Drive in Rutherfordton. The community garden aims to grow food for local food pantries while creating a sense of community among participants.

Blue Ridge Hope is a nonprofit organization, and aims to be a resource for the health and wholeness for the community. They offer mental health services and wellness services to all regardless of one's ability to pay or insurance status. Both organizations rely on the generosity of the community to provide services to the community.

More information is available by visiting their websites: Ruffton' Roots and Blue Ridge Hope.

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