Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell County Crosby Scholars will hold 2nd Annual Blue Jeans, Beats and Bling fundraiser at the Crawford Farm on Saturday, September 9.

This is a fundraiser for Last Dollar Grants to benefit Iredell County scholars.

Attendees will enjoy dishes by The Tailgate Chef, including BBQ sliders, mini chicken tacos, and mac and cheese, along with other favorites. DJ Kevin Abbott will play a variety of tunes to make sure everyone’s feeling the beat. Attendees can also test their skill at axe throwing! Enjoy the music, food, and games along with raffles to win some terrific prizes.

Each $75 ticket includes food and fun! Meet Crosby student representatives and hear about their experiences in the program.

“This event supports the Crosby Scholars mission––to ensure college opportunities for every student,” said Suzanne Wegmiller, Iredell County Crosby Scholars executive director “Join us at Blue Jeans, Beats, and Bling for a fun evening that gives back to our community!”

Proceeds from Blue Jeans, Beats and Bling will help fund Last Dollar Grants and Scholarships for Iredell County Crosby Scholar graduates. In 2022 and 2023, Iredell County Crosby Scholars awarded scholarships to our program graduates that are worth almost $130,000. During the same time period, Iredell County Crosby Scholars was able to provide additional grants of more than $60,000 to new and continuing college students who completed the program. These funds help students pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Support of this event also shows our participants and their families that our community cares and places a high value on education and the development of our young people.

Learn more about Blue Jeans, Beats, and Bling and purchase tickets, sponsorships, or make a donation at 2023 Blue Jeans, Beats & Bling Information.

Crawford Farm is located at 216 Cannon Road, Statesville. 


Iredell Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is a nonprofit college access organization. Crosby Scholars is a free program open to any 6th–12th-grade public school student in Iredell County. The program currently has served more than 6,300 students and boasts more than 1,050 program graduates. Our purpose is to prepare students academically, financially, and personally for successful college admission. Learn more about Iredell County Crosby Scholars at www.crosbyscholarsiredell.org.