Susan Smith, left, Shelly Williams and Marshall Rodgers enjoy the hard hats and high heels event Thursday evening.
Susan Smith, left, Shelly Williams and Marshall Rodgers enjoy the hard hats and high heels event Thursday evening.

Habitat holds benefit

Published 11:50am Saturday, August 24, 2013

Habitat for Humanity organizers were rewarded with a packed house of visitors in the group’s first “Hard Hats and High Heels” fundraiser.

The event was held at The Hourglass in downtown Brewton and featured 17 vendors, a silent auction and food, with all proceeds going to help fund future home construction projects.

Prior to the event, Alicia Glaize, director of the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity, said, with the completion of two projects just this spring, funding for the next Habitat project is critical.

“Our financial resources for new projects was deplenished this spring and we are looking for ways to find some money to fund the next project,” Glaize said. “Habitat Restore certainly helps out with finances, but it just can’t do it all. I saw a project by another affiliate that worked well for them and we’ve decided to adapt that for our community as a fundraising event.”

Thursday’s event wsa the first for Escambia’s Habitat.

 

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