Foothills Veterans Stand Down 2017

As in previous years, Hickory Sunrise Rotary Members helped out at the Foothills Veterans Stand Down held on April 21st 2017 at Catawba Valley Community College. As before, we served food to veterans and volunteers. This year we had the benefit of the new food truck operated by Bob Steiger and Robert Garrison.

IMG_1298Veterans attending the event have access to a range of services, such as dentistry, opportunities to meet with VA officials, employment advice and army surplus items.


Valentines Dance 2017


Join us on Saturday, February 11 at Moretz Mill for the Fourth Annual Hickory Sunrise Rotary Valentine Dance!

From 7-11 p.m. dance to the live music of “Gary Lowder & Smoking-Hot” and to the sounds of DJ Eric Bowman. A full meal will be provided, there will be a cash bar, a 50/50 drawing, and we’ll have a Best Dressed contest with prizes.

All of this for only $30 a ticket. Our last three dances (two Halloween and one Valentine) have been sell outs, so please don’t wait until all the tickets are gone!

Tickets available from: Any member, or call Bob at 828-303-0057, or email us, tell us how many tickets you need and we’ll hold them for you at the door.

All proceeds from the dance go to fund Rotary scholarships to CVCC and other education-oriented initiatives.

2016 Halloween Dance Raises Money for Scholarships

This year’s Halloween Dance was held on October 29th at Moretz Mills in downtown Hickory. As usual, a great time was enjoyed by Rotarians and guests alike. Entertainment was provided by the legendary Band of Oz and by the costumes of all those who came in disguise. The proceeds, which are expected to exceed $10,000 will again go to fund scholarships for deserving local young people to attend Catawba Valley Community College. A big thanks to all those who helped to make the event such a success.img_0828

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