Habitat for Humanity is an amazing force within the Fayetteville community. This organization provides a platform for individuals to work together to benefit individuals as well as the community in one. Tammy Laurence the Executive Director is excited about the many ways Habitat for Humanity helps the community. “Just in the last year, the Habitat homeowners paid $150,000 in property taxes. This money would not have gotten back into the community without Habitat owners having their own home for the first time.”
This year delicious cake can also be added to the list of benefits the organization offers, with the Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too Luncheon and Cake Auction. All proceeds will go to support building a home for a family in the community.
This luncheon and cake auction is the first fundraiser of its kind in Fayetteville. Ruthie Dent the Director of Communications and Volunteer Services explained what to expect. “People will be able to walk in and look around at all the cakes. The cakes are donations from area bakers. We are going to have some pretty yummy cakes from home bakers and churches. People will be able to look wine in hand. They will have cards to write down their top picks. Then the Hill Top house will serve lunch and the attendees will talk to the people at their tables and unanimously decide on their top three cakes. The tables will act as a unit. Then they will pool their money in the envelope. Then habitat for humanity staff will go around and sort through the bids. The top five bids will win their cake and it will be brought to the table and served. The rest of the cakes will be divvied up and we will all eat desert together. Then individuals can bid on three cakes to take home with them. They won’t be eaten that day. There will also be a brief presentation from the habitat homeowner, who is actually the beneficiary of this auction. The proceeds will be going to provide her and her children with a home. This is going to be a great and moving show. This event is a great place for people to have fun, mingle and network, but this is also about providing a home and that is what Habitat for Humanity is about.”T
his auction is an illustration of how a community can come together to do great things and help provide stability for a family. All of the cakes, as of now 22, were donated from bakers in the community. Everyone from professional bakers to amazing home cooks have provided for the auction. Even the logo was donated. It was designed by a local student of graphic design at Methodist University. “People hear about it and are ready and willing to donate,” Dent said.
The luncheon will be held on March 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at the Hilltop House. The Hilltop House is located at 1240 Ft. Bragg Rd. To reserve a seat call 483-0952. Tickets are $25 per person, but corporate tables are available. Dent said, “Tickets include lunch at the Hilltop House, dessert, wine and champagne. I think we will all have a great time. This event is geared a little more towards women leaders in the community so we wanted to make them feel like their time is well spent.”