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For Rise And Shine: Annual Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations


Last updated 5/7/2019 at 11:05am

Scholars and volunteers dance to Jackson 5's "ABC."

The sellout crowd at Rise and Shine Neighbors in Ministry's annual Motown Memories fundraiser delivered a record amount in donations to the organization and, thanks to a new emphasis on conservation, zero waste to the local landfill.

Organizers hoped the event, held April 27 at the Straus Center on the campus of the Brevard Music Center, would raise as much money as last year, about $43,000. Instead, through ticket sales, auctions, donations and additional gifts coaxed from attendees by the pitch of Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris, it took in more than $50,000.

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