Monday, November 5, 2018

App State Gingerbread House Competition






Join us for Appalachian State Habitat for Humanity's 8th Annual Gingerbread Building Competition. This exciting annual event will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00pm in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of the Student Union on campus. There will be Christmas karaoke, free food, prizes, and gingerbread building like you've never seen before! All proceeds raised during the event will go to Watauga Habitat for Humanity and help build an affordable home for a local family in need. Builders of all ages are invited to join in the fun and create a gingerbread house masterpiece for this worthy cause. Teams will have just over one hour to build their masterpiece and will be provided graham crackers and icing to help start their structure. It is encouraged to bring additional building materials such as candy to make your house stand out, but all structural materials must be edible in order to win. Teams can consist of up to 5 people and each group must pay a $25 registration fee to sign up. You can email habitat@appstate.edu to register in advance or sign up at the competition the day of. You won't want to miss out on this exciting event and the chance to help your community through the support of Watauga Habitat for Humanity!

Bradshaw Home Dedication


On Sunday, November 5th we welcomed our newest family to their home!  The Bradshaws gathered with volunteers, staff , board members and their family and friends to dedicate this home.  Jesse and Samantha have worked hard and we are glad they are able to purchase this home with a zero-interest mortgage!  Check out some of the photos of their new home!








Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Blueprints and Bow Ties Raises $47,000



ReStore Hosts Successful Event


Thanks to community support, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (WCHfH) and the Watauga Habitat ReStore raised a record-setting $47,000 at their annual event, Blueprints and Bow Ties on Thursday, October 18th.  This was the 7th year hosting the celebration, designed to build awareness and support for Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with hard working families in need. This was Habitat’s 3rd year hosting the event at the ReStore. “Our customers and supporters love to see what we’ve done each year when we re-do the ReStore,” said Allison Jennings, Director of Development.  “Hosting Blueprints and Bow Ties at our ReStore is our way of inviting guests to our home; and home is what we are all about,” said Jennings. 

Fabulous live and silent auctions were a highlight of the evening’s festivities along with a photo booth and PLINKO for guests to enjoy.  Auctioneer Jesse Miller broke the record for highest amount raised in a Blueprints and Bow Ties Live Auction.
Corporate sponsors of the event included Wells Fargo, WCHfH Board of Directors, Mast General Store, IONCON, Mountain Times, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, First Security Insurance and Patty Smith and Gary Moss of Ameriprise Financial.
“We are also extremely grateful to all the volunteers, ReStore staff, Jesse Miller and members of the Planning Committee.  The outstanding results of Blueprints and Bow Ties 2018 is because of their tremendous teamwork, creativity and commitment”, said Jennings.






Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SNEAK Peek !

Here is a SNEAK Peek at our Live Auction Packages 




Family Fun in the Sun ($480)  Enjoy a weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC. Includes a 2 night’s stay at Doubletree Inn, A $50 gift certificate to Ocean Blue Restaurant, VIP passes to Wonderworks and 4 tickets for a round of mini-golf at Dragon’s Lair

Hound Ears Gold Experience ($600) An award-winning golf course is the crown jewel of Hound Ears Club, this 18-hole course stands as one of the preeminent clubs in the High Country, as well as North Carolina.

Rug ($450)- 5 X 8 Hand-woven wool Dhurrie rug made in India from The Rug Company of Blowing Rock

Keep It Together ($ PRICELESS) Help us keep the house together! Sponsor all of the nails and screws that it will take to complete this year’s Watauga Habitat home.  It’s the little things that count.

Cabin on the Lake (approximate value $1000) Enjoy a week on Lake Tillary in a 2 bedroom/1 bath cabin on the lake, near Lake Norman

Ladies Night Out (approximate value $600) $250 Shopping Spree for 6 to Lucky Penny with catering provided by Reids Catering and wine, of course! ($350)

Ocean Isle, NC Dream Vacation ($2400) 4 Days/3 Nights at ISLE BE BACK - 396 East Second Street - This second row house features seven bedrooms plus a loft, and five baths on two levels. Amenities include a private pool. Even though this is a second row house, you will think you're on the oceanfront, with its magnificent, unrestricted ocean views.

Kid’s High Country Adventures ($1038)- Deer Valley Raquet Club Pool Membership ($600), High Gravity Adentures- 2 Ultimate Passes ($178), Pizza at Capone’s ($10), 2 Ultimate Tickets for Mystery Hill ($130), High Country Lanes Bowling ($20), Ice Skating for Two at Appalachian Ski Mountain ($40) 6 passes to The Blowing Rock ($60)

A Child’s Dream Room ($ PRICELESS) Every child needs a safe room to call their own. Sponsor the building materials and labor to build and decorate a child’s room in our next Watauga Habitat home. Inspire them to give back!

Montana Magic (approximate value $3000) One week stay in a rustic two-story house located on Carroll Ranch in Cameron, Montana. “The Grey House” is a four- bedroom, two bathroom ranch-style home that can sleep up to 8 guests. The Carroll Ranch sits on over 7,000 acres of beautiful and undeveloped land that connects to a national forest.


Date Night approximate value $375-Priceless) One night’s stay at The Inn at Ragged Gardens ($175) Dinner for Two at The Best Cellar ($100) Mystery Box  ($50,)Young Living Sensation Massage Oil ($45)

Adult Adventures- 2 Appalachian Ski lift tickets ($142), 5-Course Beer Pairing Dinner for 2 from Lost Province Brewing Co. ($80), One night’s stay at Gideon Ridge Inn ($200), Fly Fishing lesson for 2 from River Girl Fishing Co. ($150)

Raise the Roof ($ PRICELESS) We all have to stay dry! Help Habitat families have a good roof over their heads. Sponsor the building materials and labor to build the next Watauga Habitat house!

Restaurant Package #1- ($310) Support your local High Country restaurants with this awesome assortment of great dining!  Proper ($50), Puerto Nuevo ($20), Bella’s ($25), The Peddler Steakhouse ($25), Stick Boy ($20), Dos Amigos ($20), Storie Street Grille ($50), Blowing Rock Town Tavern ($25), Bistro Roca ($75)

Restaurant Package #2- ($305) The Best Local Dining!- Basil’s ($25). Los Aircoiris ($20), The Peddler Steakhouse ($25), CoBo Sushi ($50), Blowing Rock Town Tavern ($25), Storie Street Grill ($50), Peddlin Pig ($10), The Local ($50), Black Cat Café’($25) Ransom Pub ($25)

Weekend Warrior ($623) Cordless and corded Milwaukee tool package. All tools refurbished at Milwaukee factory and tested at our facility. No warranty but will be replaced by Watauga Habitat if available. 3/8" 8 Amp Drill  ($86.75) 1/2" Cordless Drill/Driver ($59.75) 18 Volt Lithium Ion 6-1/2" Cordless Circular Saw ($89.90) 18-Volt Hackzall Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw ($78.87) Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum ($99.85)  Extended Capacity Battery (2 pack) ($95.66)  Battery Charger w/ Onboard Fuel Gauge (2 pack) ($68.95) Milwaukee 48-55-3510 Contractor Bag  ($42.95)

Smoke Hollow 24 in. Pellet Grill and Smoker ($380)) For authentic smoked flavor, this wood pellet-fueled grill and smoker provides the true BBQ taste you're looking for. The low and slowstyle cooking process of using a wood pellet-fueled grill and smoker can take several hours, but after one taste of authentic BBQ smoked flavor you'll know it's worth the wait.

Worldwide 7-day Vacation ($2000) -One week vacation certificate valid with Endless Vacation Rentals with 100’s of locations worldwide. Book your trip by 8/30/2019 and travel must commence within 365 days of booking.  Endless Vacation Rentals offers access to one of the largest choices of accommodations world-wide.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Our Big Event-One Week Away



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
 
 




PREMIER SPONSORS - $5000


The Watauga County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors



PLATINUM SPONSOR - $2500





GOLD SPONSORS - $1000


    



SILVER SPONSORS - $500
Alcova Mortgage ● Café Portofino ● Creekside Electronics ● Footsloggers ● High Country Association of Realtors ● Modern Subaru ● Piedmont Federal ● The Law Office of Robert B. Angle, Jr. Jerry Cook-A1 Vacuum

BRONZE SPONSORS - $250
 4FortyFour Construction Blue Ridge Energy Blue Ridge Insurance Bob & Wendy Hayek-In Memory of John Quick Bridgeman Dentistry Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock Chris & Pegge Laine Coley Appraisal Company di Santi, Watson, Capua, Wilson, & Garret, PLLC Edmisten Heating & Cooling Fidelity Bank Mortgage-Rosa Ivey Greene Construction Greenway Medical Associates Highlands Union Bank Coffey Architecture  Irene Sawyer Jane Blackburn Dave & Janice Koppenhaver LifeStore Lynette Orbovich & Merrill Hibbs Proper Reeves DiVenere Wright Attorneys at Law Laurie Phillips

The Cardinal Food & Spirits 

App State Gingerbread House Competition

Join us for Appalachian State Habitat for Humanity's 8th Annual Gingerbread Building Competition. This exciting annual event...