Hike slated to raise funds

MORGANTON — ALFA’s annual Hike for Hope to benefit those affected by HIV/AIDS will be held on April 16 at Catawba Meadows Park along the Catawba River Greenway.

Last year it raised over $20,000 and event hosts hope to top that with $35,000 this year.

All funds raised during this event stay in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga and Wilkes Counties.

To register, volunteer or for more information, call 828-322-1447, x223, email ALFADev@ALFAInfo.org or visit ALFAHikeForHope.org.

Youth group gets non-profit status

HICKORY — OUTRight Youth of Catawba Valley, an LGBT youth organization, has received official notification of its 501(c)(3) status approval.

LGBT teens in Catawba County who are seeking a supportive, social space should contact Vice President Eddie Beard at bearded47@charter.net.

Financial contributions are also being sought. Send them to OUTRight Youth of Catawba Valley, P.O. Box 2222, Hickory, NC 28603.


Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.