• Junior Women's League Presents 4th Annual Big Night Out Fundraiser

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    May 14, 2019

    Smithfield, N.C. - Join the ladies of the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield as they host their their annual Big Night Out Gala benefiting the Smithfield Rescue Mission on Saturday, June 22nd beginning at 7 p.m. at The Farm at 95.


    “The BNO committee is working diligently on our grandest affair yet - a night of glamour and glitz as we travel back to the Roaring Twenties with our Gatsby Gala for Giving. We are excited for the impact that BNO 2019 will have on food insecurity in Johnston County by supporting the Blessing Basket Program at the Smithfield Rescue Mission. It's going to be a night to remember with impacts lasting far beyond the evening!” stated Meredith Fordham and Jessica Davis, Big Night Out Committee Co-Chairs.


    In 2017-2018, 12.2% of the people living in Johnston County experienced Food Insecurity. 19.4% of children under 18 are included in that figure. Over 2,000 people over the age of 65 are living below the poverty level. For these families, children, and elderly neighbors of ours, ‘experiencing Food Insecurity’ means not always having daily meals, or not knowing where their next meal will come from. It is for this reason that the proceeds of the 2019 Big Night Out will support the Smithfield Rescue Mission’s Blessing Baskets outreach.


    The Smithfield Rescue Mission was established in 1977 and is a proven organization dedicated to helping those in need find answers to breaking the cycle of poverty. The mission’s largest community outreach is Blessing Baskets. When a family or individual in need is referred to them, the mission gets right to work filling boxes, bags, and baskets of food to deliver to them.  Smithfield Rescue Mission will use the proceeds of Big Night Out to purchase food and hire a part-time driver to deliver it throughout the community every month.


    This year’s guests will enjoy live music by the band Spare Change, delectable southern fare prepared by Sheryl’s Catering, premier silent auction items, an interactive bling ring raffle, and a night of fun with friends! Tickets are $65 each and include an open beer and wine bar.


    You will not want to miss the opportunity to participate in one of the most memorable and

    rewarding events of the year! For more information about Big Night Out, to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorships, visit www.jwlsmithfield.com.


    About the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield: The mission of the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield (JWL) is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. Since its start in February of 2016, JWL has donated more than $56,000 to local partner organizations and contributed over 7,600 volunteer hours to the community and local organizations such as My Kids Club, Miracle League of Johnston County, Harbor Shelter, Partnership for Children of Johnston County, Me Fine Foundation, Inc, Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County, and Johnston Health.



    Catherine Webster

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