Wednesday, July 25, 2007

CRAPE MYRTLE FESTIVAL and The Names Project Quilt in Raleigh for World AIDS Day

The following is a Press Release from the Alliance Of AIDS Services--Carolina.

Crape Myrtle Festival This Weekend

Join our good friends at The Crape Myrtle Festival this weekend. In the summer of 1981, a small group of friends gathered in a backyard for a little party. In that same period, the Center for Disease Control first recognized an epidemic that would - and has - changed the world. All these years later, the Crape Myrlte Festival (CMF) has grown from that backyard party into a celebrated AIDS-related fundraiser. We hope you will join us in supporting CMF - especially since CMF has long supported AASC.

The Crape Myrtle Festival
Saturday, July 28th 2007
Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
7PM - 12AM

Starring American Idol finalist and chart topping CURB recording artist

Kimberly Locke



Again this year, we will be bringing panels of The Names Project - the AIDS Memorial Quilt - to Raleigh for our World AIDS Day emphasis. The Quilt will be on display November 30-December 2 in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Requests are currently being taken for specific panels to be brought for this year's display. If there are panels you would like for us to request for this display, please email us the names or panel numbers of the panels you would like to see by Friday, July 27. The final application will go in on Monday, July 30th.

In addition to having opportunity to view these incredible works of love and art, programs and events are also being planned and many volunteers will be needed. If you would like to participate in the program and/or event planning for World AIDS Day, or if you would like to volunteer during the public viewing, please email Carolyn McClendon or call her at 919-212-9450.

Feel free to share this information with others who may wish to make display requests and/or participate in the events.

We remember those lost, those living and those we must protect. And the Alliance thanks you for remembering, too.


John Paul Womble
AASC Director of Development and Public Affairs



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