April 25 th Proceeds to Benefit Lauren Jaquays LGBTQ Youth Alliance

Blowing Rock destination dining spot, Bistro Roca has chosen the Lauren Jaquays LGBTQ Youth Alliance as its Nonprofit-of- the-Month and 20% of all sales on Tuesday April 25th will benefit the nonprofit.

“We are so appreciative that Cobb and Cindy recognize the important work that we are doing and want to give back to our cause,” states executive director Sherri Jaquays. “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer children are often the most vulnerable and least supported kids in our area.”

Locals and tourists alike are encouraged to enjoy a fantastic lunch or dinner Bistro Roco in support of a worthy cause. Lunch hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continuing until 10:00 p.m. Reservations are encouraged by calling (828) 295-4008 OR going online at http://www.bistroroca.com/reserve-your- table/ 

About Lauren Jaquays LGBTQ Youth Alliance: Founded in December 2014 as the High Country LGBTQ Youth Alliance, the nonprofit was renamed in 2015 in memory of Blowing Rock teenager Lauren Jaquays who died tragically in an automobile accident. The community-led nonprofit is committed to the acceptance, awareness and support of LGBTQ youth the High Country of North Carolina. They provide a safe, happy and healthy environment that will enrich a positive self-image, promote confidence to live peacefully in a community and feel secure in their schools. They facilitate monthly hangOUTs to encourage the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion and inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity for youth 12-18 within Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties.

For further information, please contact executive director Sherri Jaquays at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (828) 295-0533.

To learn more about the Lauren Jaquays LGBTQ Youth Alliance visit them online at LaurensYouth.org or follow them on Facebook/LaurensYouth