WHAT: Journeymen Father’s Day Brunch
WHEN: Sunday, June 15. Two seatings: 10:30am-noon; 12:15pm-1:45pm.
WHERE: Foster Church, 375 Hendersonville Road
WHY: “This will be our third annual brunch and, because we work with teenage boys, father’s day seemed like a good way to honor fathers and bring together families and mentors,” says Jonathan Pulsifer, a board member with Journeymen.
Journeymen is a nonprofit that works to partner adult mentors with teenage males. According to its organizers, the nonprofit works to guide the adolescents in the transition to manhood by providing a support system and activities that encourage awareness, emotional growth and accountability — including “initiation weekends,” outdoor adventures and rites-of-passage ceremonies that promote bonding and self-reliance.
Pulsifer says money raised from this year’s brunch fundraiser will help off-set the cost of the initiation weekends for kids from low-income families. Pulsifer says funds will also help the all-volunteer organization in its goal of hiring a part-time director who can coordinate more activities.
“It’s so important not just to initiate young boys into manhood but to give them a platform to experience what authentic manhood is all about,” says board member Glenn Geffcken.
The brunch will feature authentic Huevos Rancheros and a spicy habanero sauce prepared by Maria Rueda, a native of Mexico and Geffcken’s wife. The event also features a raffle for prizes, including jars of Rueda’s jalapeño salsa, works by photographer Becky Herdt and gift certificates for a meal at Luella’s Bar-B-Que, tax consulting or preparation with a local CPA and a halotherapy session at the Salt Spa of Asheville.
Tickets are $25 or $35 with a raffle ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit journeymenasheville.org or call 708-3429.