Hickory – The Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory has announced dates for its musical fundraiser, “ROTARIAN IDOL.” The event will be held Saturday, March 24, at 7pm in PE Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory is grateful for the tremendous financial support provided by area businesses for our 2018 fundraiser. Event sponsors include Lenoir Rhyne University, Catawba Valley Community College, 1290 WHKY Talk Radio, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Focus Newspaper and Kicks 103.3 FM, Hickory Toyota, Hickory Crawdads, Vesco, Robert Abbey and Frye Regional Medical Center.

With the tremendous outpouring of support by local artists performing in the event, by area residents attending the event and event sponsorships and ad sales promoting local businesses, The Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory has raised more than $500,000 through “Rotarian Idol” competitions in the last eight years, and the bulk of the proceeds have remained in the community, supporting vital educational programs such as Imagination Library, student scholarships and annual Teacher of the Year recognition.

Tickets for this year’s event are $20. One child, 12 and under, admitted with each paying adult. Each ticket includes a coupon for a free oil change and filter at Mike Johnson’s Hickory Toyota. Tickets may be purchased from any Hickory Rotary Club member or at three convenient locations.

Purchase Tickets On-Line or at the following locations:
Hickory Public Schools Administrative Offices, 432 4th Ave SW in Hickory, 828-322-2855.
Hickory Community Theater, 30 3rd Street NW (Downtown), 828-327-3855.
Office Furniture USA, 1427 2nd Street, NE (Viewmont HWY 127), 828-345-6200.

Please spread the word about Rotarian Idol to others. Also, if you are interested in purchasing an ad ($500, $250, $150) in the 2018 Rotarian Idol program, please contact Lynn Loehr at 828-310-7648, e-mail [email protected] or Sandi Fotheringham at 828-320-9429, [email protected].