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Cowboy UP and HoeDOWN!

Jul 05, 2017 01:34PM ● By Tracy McCoy

Pull on your cowboy boots and put on your hat it's time for the 12th Annual Habitat Hoedown at the Dillard House Convention Center. This yearly fundraiser will take place Thursday evening, July 13th. You and your fellow cowboys and gals are guaranteed good eats and a great time while enjoying live music and mingling with your neighbors and friends. All of this and knowing that because of this evening another qualified, deserving Rabun County family will achieve the dream of homeownership. Habitat for Humanity exists to help families and the Hoedown is designed as a comfortable, informal family event, so feel free to bring both young and old.

To date, over 30 local families have been placed in homes, thanks to the hands-on and fundraising efforts of Rabun’s Habitat volunteers. The average cost of a Habitat Home is $100,000.00, so it’s easy to see how much just one evening of fun and food can impact Habitat’s ability to build its next house.

The fun begins at 6:00 PM and wraps up around 9:30 PM. The Dillard House staff will pull begin serving their signature barbecue and delicious sides around 7 PM. In between visiting with your friends and neighbors, Hoedown-goers will have a chance to bid on a variety of silent and live auction items, with Rabun’s Greg Peters wielding the auctioneer’s gavel. Raffle tickets are $20.00 each. The variety of items available to bid on is extensive. There is also a passel of raffle items from wine baskets to a week’s stay at St. Simon’s Beach.

Individual Hoedown tickets are $60.00 each, and children can attend for only $20.00 each. A Silver Spur sponsorship, which includes a table for four, is $500.00, and a Golden Horseshoe sponsorship is $1,200.00, which includes a table for ten. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Nicole Griffin at 706.212-2318 or by email at [email protected]

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