HICKORY, N.C. — AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) will be hosting its Dining for Friends Finale Silver Masquerade Ball on Oct. 6, 8 p.m., at Mosteller Mansion, 1998 Mosteller Estate Ave, S.E.

This event is the culmination of three months of community fundraising to benefit ALFA. It features gourmet food, cocktails, dancing, entertainment, live music, raffles and more.

Cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Community members are encouraged to hold Dining with Friends dinner, cocktail parties, lunch or brunch with their friends prior to the finale. Guests simply make a contribution to attend and the proceeds go to support ALFA’s work. Parties should be held on or before Sept. 30. Church and civic organizations are also able to hold larger events as well. There is even a Dining for Friend’s Dining Out for Friends restaurant night on Sept. 26. Host and sponsor packets are available online. Organizers said they need to raise $68,000 in order to continue supporting the nine-county service area.

For tickets or more information, call Kevin Gwynn at 828-322-1447, ext. 224, or email alfadirect@alfainfo.org or Martha Ganett at 828-322-1447, ext. 222, or email alfaoffmgr@alfainfo.org or visit alfainfo.org.

Lainey Millen

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