Pender Education Partnership hosts its Open Mic Night fundraiser on June 2.
Pender Education Partnership (PEP), a nonprofit organization established to support the students and staff of Pender County Schools, will host Open Mic Night at Topsail Middle School’s Auxiliary Gym on June 2
“We encourage our local talent to sign up to perform at Open Mic Night,” says PEP Event Coordinator Tammie Parris. “Last year our first Open Mic Night was a successful event featuring an evening of local music and entertainment.”
Craig Thomas, morning host of LIFE 90.5, will host the event.
“I am thrilled to be a part of a great program that preserves wisdom and lives by awarding scholarships to deserving teens and giving educators additional resources to promote student engagement in the classroom,” Thomas says.
PEP relies heavily on the financial support of the community.
“Our business sponsorships and donations are what make it possible to continue to support our high school seniors and our teachers in Pender County,” Parris says. “Last year we raised $14,000, and this year our goal is $15,000.”
Admission is free; however, PEP appreciates any donations to the PEP scholarship program. They also need businesses in Pender County to sponsor a sign, flag or banner to Line the Driveway for a donation of $100.
In addition to the live entertainment, the event will feature a large selection of baskets that will be raffled. Food trucks will park outside the school.
Pender Education Partnership provides scholarships for Pender County Schools’ graduates to further their education, whether that is through a certificate program, a community college or a four-year institution of higher education in North Carolina.
All proceeds go toward scholarships and mini grants. PEP is an all-volunteer community foundation, and donations are tax-deductible.
Want to go?
Pender Education Partnership (PEP) Open Mic Night
Thursday, June 2
5 to 8:30 pm; entertainment begins at 6 pm
Topsail Middle School Auxiliary Gym, 17445 U.S. Highway 17, Hampstead
Local talent can sign up to perform at PenderEducationPartnership.org.
Donation and sponsor checks are payable to PEP, P.O. Box 1329, Hampstead, NC 28443.