July 13, 2012. Do you Croquet? The High Country Women’s Fund (HCWF) hosts one of its premiere fundraisers on the beautiful croquet court at Linville Resort on Sunday, August 12. Expect the atmosphere to be relaxed, the locale spectacular and the Southern supper afterwards – prepared by Eseeola’s culinary team – to be fantastic. The event raises funds to support and assist motivated women in need in Avery and Watauga counties to attain education and economic self-sufficiency.
The HCWF encourages you to wear traditional white, vintage attire and Chessie McRae Crosby – honorary event chair – will serve as costume judge. Mrs. Crosby was instrumental in brining croquet to the Linville area, and now Avery County boasts more croquet courts per capita than any community in the United States. To underscore this “fun fact,” HCWF will raffle a $700 engraved croquet set at the event.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. followed by an afternoon of “golf croquet,” instruction and complimentary refreshments. Golf croquet is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn, variation of the game. No experience is necessary; coaches are on-hand to help those new to the game.
The $135 ticket price includes courtside refreshments, including mint juleps and a full dinner featuring Eseeola’s pan-seared trout. Your meal includes wine, and a cash bar is available for cocktails. The Allman Family Band of Winston-Salem is set to provide their time and talent for the event.
For more information about the event, raffle tickets, and registration forms, contact Rebecca Moore at 828-264-4007, [email protected]. HCWF is an initiative of the High Country United Way.