Hats off to Habitat ladies’ luncheon announced

Photo courtesy Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County
Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County will be hosting its annual fundraiser, the Hats off to Habitat ladies’ luncheon, on Sept. 24.

By Leah Ballard | Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County

Join us Sept. 24 for Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County’s annual fundraiser, Hats off to Habitat. 

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association clubhouse on Port Avenue. Tickets are sold in advance only. For $350, purchase a table of eight for you and your gal pals or purchase individual seats for $50 apiece.

The event is Western themed, so wear your big bucket cowboy hat and your finest snakeskin boots. A Best Dressed door prize will go to the best cowgirl getup of the afternoon.

We will provide a nice lunch with wine, and you can visit with your girlfriends without having to entertain the men — but bring your best guy’s billfold; we’ll have lots of opportunities to donate.

We recruited a real cowboy to entertain: Live music will be provided by Tim Sullivan.

Friends of Habitat Archuleta Mary Tighe and Nancy Ford are touring our downtown and uptown store fronts in search of donations for the silent auction at the event. 

Other rogue members of our community are finishing up original art works to donate to the auction. We’re anticipating framed paintings, tangle pattern works, handmade quilts and even a piece from our favorite local muralist (though we’re hoping it’ll fit through the door frame) to be available for purchase at the event next month.

Our signature Habitat birdhouses will of course be featured for auction. The materials and craftsmanship for the birdhouses are always donated by longtime local Jim Dorian. And if you know Kate Crawford, chances are you’ll be commissioned to paint one of Dorian’s creations. If you don’t own one yet, be sure to get your bid in — we can never have too many “Habitat Homes” around here.

Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted for the silent auction at the event. All proceeds go directly to Habitat Archuleta.

Keep an eye out for our banner on main street mid-September, and the flyers soon to be posted around town. Both are the work of our Community Development Corporation-funded apprentice, Libby Girardin.

And if that special cowboy in your life needs something to do while you’re gone, he can mosey on out to the job site for the day, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on North Pagosa Boulevard

To purchase tickets or for more information, call or email the office at (970) 264-6960 or office@habitatarchuleta.org.