Laurel Ridge’s Evening with the Stars tradition continues with a twist Sept. 24

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2020

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Laurel Ridge Educational Foundation’s Evening with the Stars benefit will go on, but like many events this year, will feature a twist – it will be online, but with an accompanying real-life feast.

Attendees will pick up a “party-to-go” kit between 4 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, from the parking lot of the under-construction Luray-Page County Center, located at 275 Allison Way, Luray.

Each $50 ticket – $30 of which is a tax-deductible donation – includes a charcuterie board prepared by The Valley Cork and a link to an exclusive online video presentation. Beer from Hawksbill Brewing Co. and wine from Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards are also available for purchase.

Proceeds from Evening with the Stars will go towards the new Luray-Page County Center, which is on schedule to open in January.

“Our video evening will feature footage on the progress of the new center and a bit of its history,” said Foundation development officer Tami O’Brien. “We will also hear from Laurel Ridge President Kim Blosser – a Page County native and current resident – as well as the business leaders and donors who have made possible this exciting opportunity for more Page County citizens to continue their higher education without leaving home.”

To accommodate our vendors, it is asked that tickets be purchased by Friday, Sept. 18. Tickets are available at laurelridge.edu/stars. If you have questions or need assistance, contact O’Brien at [email protected]/, or 540-351-1046.

We would like to thank our sponsors, Luray Caverns, LD&B Insurance and Financial Servies, Racey Engineering and Syntelligent Analytic Solutions LLC.

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Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.

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