A scholarship fundraiser to benefit Catawba Valley Pride will be held on Feb. 12.

HICKORY, N.C. — A benefit for Catawba Valley Pride’s scholarship fund for area LGBT youth, “Show Some Love,” will be held on Feb. 12, 5 p.m., at Bottega, 262 1st Ave. NW.

Attendees will be able to enjoy a dessert auction, light refreshments, live music, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle and more.

Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door. Also, customized Valentine’s cards are available for order until Feb. 9 at $5 (or more). More information on this opportunity is available online.

Sponsors are also welcome. Visit the website to learn how to participate.

info: catawbavalleypride.org.

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