Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury has announced the 2018 Hammers and High Heels Women Build fundraiser to take place on June 2nd at The Factory at Franklin-Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road, in Franklin from 6:30p -11:00 p.
The festive event will be emceed by Dawn Davenport, Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and co-host of the 3HL radio show on 104.5 The Zone. The fundraiser will feature an incredible LIVE and silent auction featuring trips, unique memorabilia (including a 2018 team-signed Nashville Predators jersey and guitar signed by multiple artists including Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, and several more), items from Franklin’s finest retailers, as well as a“Jewelry Pull” hosted by Kendra Scott.
Guests will start the night off with hand-crafted cocktails provided from Gray’s on Main featuring H. Clark Distillery’s small-batched Tennessee Bourbon and Dry Gin, followed by a gourmet buffet from Catering by Suzette and a variety of desserts from the Cheesecake Factory, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Papa C Pies, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, and Triple Crown Bakery. Later Rubiks Groove will take the stage with their “Out of the Box” Dance Party, highlighting hits from the 80’s & 90’s. VIP ticket guests will be treated to special after-dinner drinks from Gray’s, a coffee bar from The Coffee House at Second and Bridge, and specialty desserts in an upstairs lounge decorated by local designer Holly Thompson Homes. In addition, surprise guests are also scheduled to appear during the event.
“We are excited to be celebrating our 8th year hosting the Hammers & High Heels event for the Franklin community,” said HFHWM Director of Communications and Events Jennee Galland. “It’s incredible to know that this event, and the funds raised, has an immediate impact in the lives of local families in need of a safe place to call home. Every dollar raised will go directly to funding our 2018 Women Build home.”
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program empowers women to grab a hammer and take the lead to help lower-income families in their own community build and purchase safe, affordable housing. Hammer’s & High Heels, HFHWM’s largest fundraiser, will bring 350 to 400 people together on June 2nd to raise the $70,000 needed for the “bricks and sticks” of this home. Habitat for Humanity has built 215 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continues to build 10-12 new homes per year.
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury kicks off National Women Build week on Saturday, May 12. This year’s Women Build future homeowner Vanesia Brown is a single mother of two who never imagined she would own her own home. She was ecstatic to qualify to be part of the Habitat Homeownership program. Over the next few months, she will complete 280 hours of “sweat equity,” save up the $2,000 in closing costs, and will then be eligible to purchase her house with a zero-interest mortgage.
“I want my sponsors to know how much I appreciate their help in making my dream of a place to call home come true,” Vanesia explains. “I know we will find great joy and security through this process.”
Hammers & High Heels sponsorships are still available by contacting Jennee Galland at [email protected] or 615-550-5617. Tickets are now on sale at www.HFHwm.org for $100 per ticket, $125 VIP Ticket, Tables are $1,000 and VIP Table is $1,250. All tickets include two drink tickets, and VIP tickets and tables include exclusive access to the VIP Lounge with specialty after-dinner cocktails, coffee, and desserts. Visit www.HFHwm.org for tickets or more information about the event.