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Building Homes! Rebuilding Lives! Hurry! Tickets Are Going Fast!

Building Homes! Rebuilding Lives!
Hurry! Tickets Are Going Fast!

Under Construction with Habitat . . . You Help Build It. That's the theme of the 15th annual Dinner Auction fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. Come dressed in casual attire! Dressing to the theme is encouraged, so drag out overalls and hard-hats and join in on this fun-filled evening. And, I want to remind you time is growing short for purchasing your tickets. The ticket deadline is March 28th.
The event features silent and live auctions, raffles, other games, and a buffet dinner. Many exciting raffle items are available including tickets to the LPGA Tournament in Tampa; a stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort; 4-rounds of golf at Miami's Doral Country Club; a weekend stay at Savage River Lodge; a five night vacation at the SunBreeze Hotel in Belize; 2-round trip tickets to a destination of your choice on Southwest Airlines; a youth dirt bike; a truck-load of topsoil; a large outdoor custom-made doll house; original paintings and signed, numbered limited edition prints by regional artists; your name used in a Nora Roberts novel; autographed books; handmade quilts; hand-decorated antique chest; and donated items are still coming in from retailers, manufacturers, resort areas, restaurants, and many other sources.
The evening starts with a 4:00 pm "Sneak Preview" and general admission at 5:00 pm on April 12 at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC building. The dĒcor will accent this year's theme' "Under Construction With Habitat . . . You Help Build It!" Ticket sales are limited to 600. The cost is $45.00 each, and they are available now by calling the Habitat office at 301-791-9009. ($25.00 of each ticket price is tax-deductible.) New this year is the "Sneak Preview" feature. For $10.00 extra the "Sneak Preview" allows you to come in early and take a longer look at the auction items and get a head start on bidding. Tickets sold out at the last three year's events and may do so again before the March 28th deadline, so hurry and reserve yours!
The $70,000 raised last year helped Habitat to continue building affordable housing for low-income families. The homes are sold to qualifying families on a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. Families must put in 500-hours of "sweat equity" building on Habitat houses and participating in other Habitat projects alongside the Habitat volunteers. This Dinner Auction is an exciting and fun method of supporting Habitat in its effort to build homes and rebuild lives.

William L. Bulla is a freelance writer residing in Washington County.

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