Executive Director Tina Krause, along with the Hospitality House Board of Directors will be hosting its annual Hope Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 21 in the heart of the High Country at Blue Ridge Mountain Club, where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Presented by the Robinson/Turner Real Estate Team, this year’s luncheon, Eternal Hope, will commence at 11 a.m. with a silent auction and wine social. Lunch will be served at noon with the program slated to end at 1 p.m.
Guests are sure to be inspired by the realized dreams of a single mother who not only survived domestic violence but thrived beyond homelessness, earning multiple college degrees while raising three children.
While homelessness was initially perceived as an issue involving just men, the latest point-in-time study shows that women and children make up 68 percent of the area’s homeless population, with families being the most vulnerable and fastest growing demographic of homelessness in Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes counties.
The luncheon, catered by Buddy Fore and Grouse Moor Catering, will feature an impressive array of silent auction items including a Louis Feraud mink coat appraised at $16,000, a Waterford Crystal Apprentice Bowl, private chef services, personal wine tours, local art pieces and more. Additionally, guests will have the option of purchasing a variety of floral arrangements created by the Blue Ridge Garden Club.
There is no cost to attend, as Hospitality House hosts the luncheon at no charge for attendees and event costs are underwritten by sponsorships. At the program’s conclusion, guests will be asked to contribute to the mission of Hospitality House in the form of a check or 12-month pledge.
Seating is limited and guests must RSVP online at HospHouse.org or directly to director of development Todd Carter at 828-264-1237 or[email protected] by Wednesday August 19.
Blue Ridge Mountain Club is just 1.5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway, located 4 miles from Blowing Rock and 7 miles from Boone. To learn more about Blue Ridge Mountain Club, visit them online at blueridgemountainclub.com, like them on Facebook/blueridgemountainclub and follow them on Twitter/@brmountainclub.
To learn more about Hospitality House visit them online at HospHouse.org, like them on Facebook/HospHouse and follow them on Twitter/@HospHouseBoone.