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Winner of the 2018 Big Kahuna Campaign to be Announced at the Don Ho-Down Thursday

Watauga Habitat for Humanity is closing in on the final days of the Big Kahuna campaign. Since March 1st, eleven community leaders have been advocating and raising money to support Watauga Habitat’s home building efforts. In this friendly competition, the Kahuna who raises the most money will be crowned Watauga County Habitat for Humanity’s 2018 Big Kahuna on Thursday, May 17th at 8:00pm.  This year’s participants are:

  • Crystal Smith, Appalachian Mountain Brewery
  • Patti Turner, Premier Sotheby’s Realty
  • Ella Jennings, 5th grader at Two Rivers Community School
  • Mark Murrey, Greenway Medical Associates
  • Brianna Lance, ASU Habitat Club President
  • Liz Riddick, Keller-Williams
  • Ray Reid, Local Mail Carrier
  • Scott Williford, The Cardinal Food and Spirits
  • Ed Tausche, Cedar House LLC
  • Todd Rice, Blowing Rock Brewing Company

On Thursday, the winner of the 2018 Big Kahuna Campaign will be announced at the Don Ho-Down at Lost Province Brewing Company. The celebration will take place from 5:00 until 8:00pm and the crowning of the Big Kahuna happening at 8:15pm. Donations to the eleven Kahuna Campaigns will be excepted until the crowning takes place that evening. Music will be provided by the Dashboard Hula Boys.

Former Watauga Habitat for Humanity’s Big Kahunas are Linda Robinson, of Village Real Estate, who wore the inaugural crown in 2015 after she raised $13,503.00.   In 2016, Justin Davis, owner of Blowing Rock Town Tavern, raised over $6000.00 beating out the other competitors. In 2017, Jenny Miller took home the crown by raising $12,632. This year’s Kahuna Campaign promises to be record-setting.

To support your favorite 2018 Kahuna, visit http://www.wataugahabitat.org/


Watauga Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier and more financially stable life by providing homebuyers with a decent and affordable place to call home. Homebuyers partner with Habitat, helping build their own homes alongside volunteers. Habitat offers zero interest mortgages to the home owners. Watauga Habitat for Humanity needs your financial support, your voice and your time.