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Hope House of Scott County to hold appreciation dinner

Staff Report • Feb 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM

GATE CITY — Hope House of Scott County is kicking off a major fundraising campaign with a new event next month.

The organization will hold its first annual Friends of Hope House appreciation dinner and silent auction on March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center, located at 387 Broadwater Ave. in Gate City. Tickets are available now, and proceeds will benefit Hope House’s programs.

What is Hope House?

Hope House has operated a shelter for more than 16 years for individuals from Scott and Lee counties and their families who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, providing counseling and support services to clients.

The organization also reaches out to schools, senior citizens and other groups to educate the community.

Event details

Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney Andy Johnson, Scott County Sheriff Jeff Edds and Attorney Marty Adkins will speak at the event.

The first annual Friend of Hope House Award will be presented, and major supporters and sponsors will be recognized. Dinner will be prepared by the culinary class at the career and technical center.

How to attend

Tickets are $10 per person if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (276) 386-1313 or online by searching for “Friends of Hope House” on eventbrite.com.

Other ways to help

Hope House is still accepting sponsorships for the event; anyone wishing to be a sponsor may call (276) 386-1313 for more information. Guests are invited to bring items for Hope House’s clients to the dinner. Needed items include toilet paper, paper towels, hygiene products and nonperishable food items.

Hope House accepts both monetary contributions and in-kind donations of food and supplies for the shelter. Checks may be made out to Hope House of Scott County, Inc., and mailed to P.O. Box 1992, Gate City, VA 24251.

For information on making in-kind contributions or volunteering, call (276) 386-1373.