Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre’s annual fundraiser, The Vacation Extravaganza, (also known as “the best party in Hickory”) will take place on Monday, June 11th, beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $125, which admits two for the party. The ticket also provides one chance to win either of two prizes, the $10,000 grand prize or the new $1,000 “second chance.” Although the event retains its traditional name, the winner of either prize receives a cash payout.

Tickets are now available for purchase by phone at 828-327-3855, online at hickorytheatre.org or in person at the Theatre. The operating hours of the Theatre are Monday through Friday from 11-5.

The 2018 Vacation Extravaganza is sponsored by Catawba Valley Medical Center, John D. Brinkley, III, Dr. George and Mrs. Sandra Clay, III, DDS, Dr. David and Mrs. Gena Small, Steve Austin, Backstreets Bar & Grill, Broome Associated Insurance, The Hickory Furniture Mart, Adam & Meredyth Neilly, Chuck and Sharon Scheil (in honor of Maxine Barnhardt), the Olde Hickory Brewery and Thomas and Christina McKean. The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Photo: The Tuscan countryside is one of the Travel Channel’s top 10 destinations for a $10,000 vacation. That just happens to be the amount of the grand prize in the Hickory Community Theatre’s Vacation Extravaganza. Tickets are $125 each, which admits two for the party. All proceeds benefit the Hickory Community Theatre. Call 828-327-3855 or go to hickorytheatre.org for information and tickets.