Habitat for Humanity to host Down Home benefit event, April 18

The Baran family in front of their Carney Place home. Photo courtesy of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
The Baran family in front of their Carney Place home. Photo courtesy of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s Asheville Area affiliate will host their Down Home benefit event for the second year in a row. The event takes place on Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m., and features food and cocktails, live bluegrass music, a silent auction, contra dancing and a reading by local author Wayne Caldwell.

Proceeds from the event benefit Habitat’s “Building a Way Home” campaign, which aims to triple the number of families served by the Asheville affiliate, who has thus far provided “safe, decent and affordable houses” to some 269 Buncombe County families since 1983.

Here is the full release from Habitat for Humanity’s Asheville Area affiliate:

On Saturday, April 18th Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will host 
Down Home, an evening event starting at 6pm at the beautiful country setting of Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, NC.

The event includes:

• Cocktail Hour with Silent and Live Auctions (includes vacation accommodations in Maui, Amelia Island and Shenandoah Valley, and many other wonderful items from local vendors!)
• Bluegrass Music by WestWend
• Southern Supper with all the fixin’s by Corner Kitchen Catering
• Reading by award-winning local author Wayne Caldwell
• Contra dancing for all led by Diane Silver with music by Good & Plenty

Event proceeds will benefit Asheville Area Habitat’s Building a Way Home campaign to triple the number of families served. Tickets are $60 (1), $110 (2) or $400 (table of 8). Sponsorship opportunities are available and start at just $250. For tickets, sponsorship information and event information, please visit ashevillehabitat.org or contact Eva Mellert at 828.210.9385 or emellert@ashevillehabitat.org.

About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity:

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has welcomed 269 Buncombe County families to safe, decent and affordable houses since 1983. Habitat homes, which are Green Built North Carolina certified, are sold at no-profit to partner families, who pay back a no-interest loan. The non-profit also offers a home repair program for low-income homeowners. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat by visiting ashevillehabitat.org.


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