This Saturday, October 4, the Ryan Shelor Fund will hold its first annual Luau at the Salem Civic Center from 6 to 10 p.m. in the community room. Bands include “The Kings,” “The Elderly Brothers” and special guest Joe Yeatts. The night will feature “fine friends, heavy hors d’ouvres, and dancing.” Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at Blue Ridge Floors (next to Wendy’s on West Main in Salem,) by calling 520-3439, or at the door. The nonprofit organization’s purpose is “serving others with special needs.”
For more information, visit www.ryanshelorfund.org or keep reading the press release below:
“Ryan Shelor’s family and the Fund’s newly elected Board of Directors are pleased to announce the incorporation of the nonprofit Ryan Shelor Fund. The Fund will be used to carry out Ryan’s mission of expanding opportunities and enhancing the quality of life of children and young adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges and their families who reside in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas.
Facing chronic and terminal illness in September of 2005, Ryan Shelor requested that the fund be established to assist children with special needs and used his 21st birthday as an event to launch his fund. Ryan passed away August 10, 2006 and the fund has continued to grow and make a difference in the lives of area children with special needs.