Free Clinic's Rocktoberfest Oct. 27

September 20, 2018

Free Clinic of Rockingham County


CONTACT:    Kim Rider, 336-349-3220

Sept. 10, 2018                                                  
Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc.                                                                       

Rocktoberfest Oyster Roast Fundraiser for Free Clinic of Rockingham County Set for Oct. 27

Reidsville, N.C. – The community is cordially invited to attend the Rocktoberfest Oyster Roast and Shrimp Boil from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, with all proceeds benefitting the Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc. Rocktoberfest will be held at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, located at 804 Cedar Lane in Reidsville.
The Free Clinic, which is celebrating its 20th year, provides essential medical, dental and prescription care to low-income citizens of the county who are without any form of health insurance. The clinic will receive 100 percent of the gala benefits.

Ticket availability for this year’s gala is limited and tickets are on sale at $60 each before Oct. 14, and $65 thereafter. They may be purchased by calling 336-349-3220 or by visiting the clinic website at
In keeping with the event’s seafood theme, sponsorships are available at four levels: Rockefeller level ($1,000) receiving 16 complimentary tickets. With a $500 contribution, Pearl sponsors receive eight tickets; Oyster sponsors at $250 receive four tickets and Shrimp sponsors ($125) will receive two tickets. There are also table sponsorships at $2,500 with 18 tickets, and a Presenting sponsorship at $3,500 with 20 tickets.
Kim Rider, Executive Director of the Free Clinic, said, “We are so excited to be hosting our second Oyster Roast and Shrimp Boil in Rockingham County! Last year was a big success, and this is going to be a great opportunity for our county to come together and have a good time for a great cause!  Guests will be able to enjoy all you care to eat North Carolina oysters and shrimp while enjoying the musical talents of local artists.  Best of all, the money raised will directly benefit the uninsured, low income residents of Rockingham County.
“In 2017 alone, the Free Clinic of Rockingham County provided over $980,000 worth of medical, dental and pharmacy goods and services to our patients, on a budget of $250,000.  This investment in our community allowed many patients to control their sometimes life threatening illnesses.  Since the Free Clinic is totally dependent upon private donations from the community to provide these services, events like Rocktoberfest are critical.”
The Free Clinic continues to offer a unique medical home and exceptional patient services to hundreds of chronically ill Rockingham County residents who are low income and uninsured. It has the distinction of being one of only 16 North Carolina free clinics that have achieved the highest level of accreditation.  The clinic has provided 19 years of quality, comprehensive health care. It significantly relieves the burden placed upon local emergency rooms. 
Joan Weisenbeck, fundraising chair, said “I want to extend an invitation to all the caring residents of Rockingham County and beyond. Volunteering for this wonderful organization has brought me so much fulfillment. Making a difference in our community, serving those who life has dealt a tough hand and celebrating moving forward together is our goal. Please join us on October 27.”