Triad: Adam set for fest

Carolinas News Notes

by Lainey Millen  Special Assignments
Published: September 29, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation will hold its annual Adam Festival fundraising event on Oct. 6, 7-11 p.m., at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St.

In its 23rd year, the festival’s theme this year is “Imagine Adam.” It celebrates life, equality and philanthropy. Organizers say that the fundraiser and the work that the foundation does has grown over the years. Funds raised for the banquet go to support 2013 grants.

Food and dancing, as well as a silent auction and live auctions will be the fare of the evening, along with a cash bar or souvenir glass (valued at $25). Foundation grant recipients for 2012 will be in attendance.

Sponsorships are still being accepted. Those who do so at the $250 mark receive two tickets to the festival plus two tickets to a “thank you” pre-party on Oct. 5 at the Piedmont Club. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be provided.

On Sept. 27, the foundation announced that Charlene Strong, nationally-known LGBT speaker and advocate, will appear as a special guest at the party. She was appointed to a five-year term at the Washington State Human Rights Commission by Gov. Christine Gregoire, where she currently serves. Strong also co-produced “For My Wife,” a documentary about the loss of her spouse and the challenges she faced in the aftermath.

Tickets are $30/advance, $35/at the door, with students at $15 each.

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