Food Crisis Ministry receives $16K from Blue Ridge Fest proceeds


GREENVILLE, S.C. — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and Blue Ridge Security Solutions on Tuesday presented North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry with a check for $16K, part of the proceeds from the 19th annual Blue Ridge Fest.

Held in May, the festival features one of Upstate’s largest classic-car cruise-ins along with a beach night show and dance that features nationally known entertainers. Blue Ridge Fest is organized and executed by Blue Ridge Electric and Blue Ridge Security employee volunteers, enabling the festival to maximize its proceeds to benefit local charities.

Since its inception, Blue Ridge Fest has raised more than $2.2 million for Upstate charitable organizations.

Pictured: Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative employees Jay Bagwell, Chad Davidson and Jake Stewart (pictured bottom right) with NGFCM board members Linda Hollis, Joanne Turner, Anne Jones, David Simmons, Jimmy Gaddy, Clyde Carr and Martha Bates accepting on behalf of the organization.