Hickory – The Hickory Youth Council will host a decade-themed dance fundraiser for The Rudy Project on Friday, April 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the YMCA’s C.O. Miller Teen Center, located at 701 1st Street NW in Hickory.

All teens in the community are invited to attend this event. The admission price of $10 will include food. There will be music, other entertainment, and a costume contest at the event. The best 70s, 80s, or 90s era themed costume will win a prize.

Funds raised from the event will benefit The Rudy Project, a special partnership between the Wright Family and Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to honor the memory of Mayor Rudy Wright. The goal of The Rudy Project is to raise $80,000 to build a Habitat home and $30,000 for a community area in the Northstone Subdivision in Hickory, NC.

The Hickory Youth Council, a vibrant group of young people who serve as an advisory council to the Hickory City Council, is also currently recruiting new members. These high school students participate in community service projects and hold events that build leadership skills for themselves and their peers.

The Youth Council meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. at various City facilities between August and May. Applications are due by June 1.

For more information about the Hickory Youth Council, please contact Dave Leonetti at (828) 261-2227 or via email at dleonetti@hickorync.gov.

For more information about The Rudy Project, please visit http://habitatcatawbavalley.org/support/the-rudy-project.