SALISBURY, N.C. — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Salisbury/Rowan chapter, is holding its annual Autumn Soirée on Sept. 15, 6-10 p.m., at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.

According to the Salisbury Post, this event is the chapter’s fifth annual fundraiser designed to support it’s scholarship foundation sponsored by Food Lion and other businesses and individuals.

So far, they have been able to gift 19 $1,000 scholarships to LGBT and straight ally students from the county to further their post-secondary education. There are four awards, all named for supporters to the effort: Anne Standback-Charlotte Kinlock Scholarship; Founder’s Equality Scholarship (named to honor chapter founder Michael Clawson); Linda Ketner Scholarship; and Bob Page-Dale Frederiksen Scholarship, founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd.

Keynote speaker is LaWana Mayfield from Charlotte’s City Council.

A silent auction and raffle fundraiser will accompany food and beverages. Willow Catherine will entertain.

Tickets are $20, $10 students and may be purchased at Critter’s Cards and Gifts, 125 S. Main St., or Greyshores Trading Company, 119 S. Main St., in Salisbury and Green Goat Gallery, 516 South Salisbury Ave., in Spencer.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.