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3/31/2021 6:25:00 AM
A Night of Comedy
The Corner Table's StandUP to Hunger night of food & fun will help feed the hungry.

Lincoln Herald Staff
lh@lincolnherald.net


Need a laugh?  After months mostly staying at home during the pandemic, who doesn't?  Good News!  The Backpack Program of The Corner Table, will be hosting their 3rd annual StandUP to Hunger fundraising event at the Hickory Crawdads L.P. Franz Stadium on April 15th. StandUP to Hunger includes a BBQ meal and comedy competition between eight local citizens competing for cash prizes. The fun begins with gates opening, live music, and food served at 5:15 pm and the comedy competition begins at 6:00. The show is PG and family-friendly. The event will conclude with awarding winners at 8:30 pm. If it’s raining on April 15th the show will be held April 16th.

The Crawdads don't begin their 2021 season until May; their first home game won't be until May 11th, but your visit to the ballpark in April will help get you in the mood for a great Summer ahead.  Standup to Hunger was established as an annual signature event to raise much needed funds for the Backpack Program to continue to serve over 1,300 children in local schools with a bag full of food each week of the school year. The inaugural event raised over $16,000 in 2019 with a sold-out crowd of more than 300 attendees. The event adapted to COVID and offered the event drive-in style and virtually in 2020. This year the StandUP to Hunger comedy event will follow all current CDC guidelines and NC COVID restrictions. Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite.com. Tickets are $35. If a group of 10 or more calls to purchase tickets together they are $30 each and a group of 15 or more can get tickets for $25 each.

The barbeque meal is thanks to Lowes Food and the Zion Lutheran Church in Mountain View. Famous desserts of the Service League of Hickory will also be included with the meal. Seating is limited as strict social distancing guidelines will be followed for the comfort of all guests. The event is anticipated to sell out quickly so those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets quickly via Eventbrite. Call 828-464-0355 for group ticket purchases. To learn more about Standup to Hunger, visit www.thecornertable.org.

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