Horse Helper’s annual Eat-Drink-Bid fundraising auction will have one heck of a twist this year—the auctioneer will be bringing down the hammer on a Hunk. So if you’re in the mood for some good-natured fun, head to the High Country Homebuilder’s Association clubhouse on Friday August 26, 2016 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM for the chance to bid on a dinner date with one of the pin-ups from Horse Helper’s very first “Horses and Hunks” calendar.
“It’s been incredibly silly and really fun,” says Amy Hudnall, Horse Helpers’ president and the brains behind the calendar. “The guys have been such amazingly good sports about this.”
The $15 calendars will be on sale at the auction, and some Hunks will be on hand to sign them.
But even if you’re not susceptible to Hunks, you’ll have a great time. Red Moon Catering will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine, Appalachian Mountain Brewery is helping with the beer, and yes, there’ll be live music for dancing.
There will be both a silent auction and a live auction—you’ll be able to bid on luxurious goodies like a weekend of pampering at Chetola Resort with dinner at The Gamekeeper, or a picnic and private tour of Grayson Highlands’ wild pony country with a feral herd expert.
Whether you’re into amazing art packages, jewelry, local attractions, or foodie treats, you’ll certainly find something to enjoy bidding on. “Local businesses have been so generous,” Amy says, “and we’re really grateful for their support.”
As much fun as the event will be, the proceeds are going to a great cause. Horse Helpers is a 501(c )3 organization dedicated rescuing horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected or starved. The turn-arounds that Horse Helpers have achieved, 20+ horses at a time, have been remarkable. For instance, Frosty, a painfully thin and angry horse who’d had his ears frozen off shortly after birth, had lived 20 years of misery before reaching Horse Helpers’ refuge in Vilas. Frosty recently aced several events at Appalachian State University’s local horse show—and is now happy and healthy, “working” as a model at an equine massage school.
For more details about Eat-Drink-Bid and to buy tickets, please visit Horse Helpers athorsehelpersnc.org or Horse Helpers of The High Country on Facebook. Call Dawn at 828-773-7965 for information or to offer support.
The High Country Homebuilder’s Association Clubhouse is located at 795 NC Hwy Bypass 195, Boone, NC.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 or $37.50 for groups of 4 or more. $50 at the door.
Frosty before and after Horse Helpers rescue:
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