2018-06-07 / News

Habitat for Humanity to hold fundraising gala Friday

METAMORA TWP. — Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer-Tuscola will host their second annual fundraising gala, The Grape & The Grain, this week with hopes of raising enough money to refurbish more Lapeer and Tuscola County homes. The gala is set for Friday, June 8, from 5 -9 p.m. at the Metamora Golf & Country Club.

A flier for the event says, “This gala evening features guided samplings of the finest whisky, wine, and culinary pairings from around the world. Gourmet menu, chocolates, cheese and many unique items.” Guests of the event are invited to enjoy regional whisky and wines, hand-rolled cigars and unique items to peruse or purchase. There also will be door prizes and a silent auction. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $50 each.

Cheryl Holland, project coordinator of Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer- Tuscola, said money raised will stay local. “When we fundraise locally, we spend locally,” she said.

Money raised at The Grape & The Grain will be used to refurbish houses in Lapeer and Tuscola counties, eventually allowing families in need to have a place of their own. Holland said such fundraising events are important for Habitat for Humanity because it doesn’t receive any government funding.

“In order to build a house, we have to raise enough money to be able to pay for every little bit of building material,” Holland said, adding that Habitat also has to be able to pay for other things like hiring electricians.

The event is being sponsored by Exit Realty Group and Metamora Golf & Country Club. More information may be obtained by calling 810-664-7111.

WHAT: The Grape & The Grain, a gala fundraising event featuring “samplings of the finest whisky, wines, and vodka, with a gourmet menu and many unique items.”

WHO: Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer- Tuscola

WHEN: Friday, June 8, 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Metamora Golf & Country Club, 1600 Club Drive, Metamora Twp.

COST: $50 per ticket

Want more information? Call 810-664-7111.

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