Half a century ago, a handful of Greensboro congregations sat down in the basement of Grace United Methodist Church with a question: How can we work together to better serve those in our community who are hurting and in need?
From that conversation and the work of thousands of volunteers over the years, the Greensboro Urban Ministry was born and raised up as the community’s largest grassroots agency fighting hunger, homelessness and poverty in the greater Greensboro area.
Greensboro Urban Ministry will celebrate its 50th anniversary with A Blue Jean Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. April 26 at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill Events Center, 1000 Revolution Mill Drive.
Tickets are limited and on sale now. They will also be available at the door. Tickets are a minimum donation of $50 each and include live music, light fare and one drink.
You can purchase tickets online here or call Greensboro Urban Ministry at (336) 271-5959.
To purchase tickets, visit this page. Choose Buy Tickets! and from there, you will see the option to purchase single tickets or a Friend sponsorship. Tickets will also be available at the door. If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to support the event, please choose the Donate to this Event option.
Tracey McCain of News 2, one of the Ball’s Honorary Co-Chairs, will emcee the event. Turner Battle and Friends will bring a retro vibe with ‘60s and ‘70s dance music. Cash bar will be available. Blue jean attire is appropriate — you can go with jeans on the bottom and bling on top, if you like! It’s a fun evening to get creative.
Atlantic Bay Mortgage
Blake and Beth Absher
The Carroll Cos.
The Cemala Foundation
David and Rhonda Youngdahl
Durant and Mary Katherine Bell
First Citizens Bank
Fritz and Amy Kreimer
Jack and Betty Sharp
Jennifer and Todd Schwarz
Jim and Darlene Gale
John and Elaine Griffin
Johns Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
Kitty and Gary Kellogg
Myron and Anna Wilkins
Pete and Christi Dalldorf
Ralph and Ursula Robinson
Spartan Management Group
Susan and Jim Phillips
The Rose Group of BB&T Scott and Stringfellow
Thomas and Melissa Waldron
Tom and Liza Hall
Tim and Carolynn Rice
Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine
Ward Black Law
Watts and Betsy Carr
Event honorary co-chairs are Kitty and Gary Kellogg, Susan and Jim Phillips, Carolynn and Tim Rice, Jodi and Rob Rose, and Tracey McCain and Jaron Barbee.
Greensboro Urban Ministry provided the following services last year with the community’s generous donation and volunteer support: