Watauga Habitat’s Blueprints And Bow Ties Raises $47,000 (2018-10-26 15:13:00)

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity and the Watauga Habitat ReStore raised a record-setting $47,000 at their annual Blueprints and Bow Ties event on Thursday, October 18th.

This was the seventh year of the event, designed to build awareness and support for Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with hard working families in need.

This was Habitat’s 3rd year hosting the event at the ReStore.

“Our customers and supporters love to see what we’ve done each year when we re-do the ReStore,” said Allison Jennings, Director of Development. “Hosting Blueprints and Bow Ties at our ReStore is our way of inviting guests to our home; and home is what we are all about."

Live and silent auctions were a highlight of the evening’s festivities along with a photo booth and PLINKO for guests to enjoy. Auctioneer Jesse Miller broke the record for highest amount raised in a Blueprints and Bow Ties Live Auction.

Corporate sponsors of the event included Wells Fargo, WCHfH Board of Directors, Mast General Store, IONCON, Mountain Times, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, First Security Insurance and Patty Smith and Gary Moss of Ameriprise Financial.

“We are also extremely grateful to all the volunteers, ReStore staff, Jesse Miller and members of the Planning Committee. The outstanding results of Blueprints and Bow Ties 2018 is because of their tremendous teamwork, creativity and commitment,” said Jennings.

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