|Hope Luncheon for Hospitality House|
|Written by Steve Frank|
|Friday, 15 August 2014 10:16|
Join us at Blue Ridge Mountain Club’s Watson Gap Pavilion, a site of unparalleled mountain beauty that sits at the crossroads of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, as we share with you our thirty-year history of hope, current stories of triumph
and visions for the future. Be inspired by the realized dreams of people that we serve and learn about gratifying new ways for you to get involved with our mission of helping people rebuild their lives.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend
Directions from US-321: Boone (7mi / 16min) – Blowing Rock (4mi / 7min)
1. Aho Rd: (2.4mi / 6min)
2. Blue Ridge Pkwy: RIGHT (0.1mi / 40sec)
3. Sampson Rd: LEFT (1.5mi / 4min)
4. State View Rd: slight LEFT (0.5mi / 1min)
5. Reynolds Pkwy / Blue Ridge Mountain Club gate: RIGHT (2.5mi / 6min)
Total Travel Time: Boone 34min / Blowing Rock 25min
The Hospitality House Board of Directors and Hearts of Hospitality Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Hope Luncheon August 22 at 11:00AM. Being held for the third consecutive year at the picturesque Watson Gap Pavilion at Blue Ridge Mountain Club; this year’s luncheon, 30 Years of Hope, will celebrate thirty-years of Hospitality House providing a safety net for people in need while honoring the six founding churches for their leadership, vision and dedication.
Incorporated in 1984 as a joint mission of St. Luke’s Episcopal, St. Elizabeth Catholic, Boone United Methodist, First Presbyterian, Grace Lutheran and First Baptist of Boone, Hospitality House has seen increased demand for services; as well as a major shift in needs, during the past thirty-years.
While homelessness was initially perceived as an issue involving just men, the latest point-in-time study shows that women and children make up 73 percent of the homeless population, with families being the most vulnerable and fastest growing demographic of homelessness in Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes counties.
The luncheon, catered by Buddy Fore and Grouse Moor Catering, will feature guest speakers sharing their inspirational stories and triumphant journeys out of homelessness. Event attendees will learn about the unparalleled success of Hospitality House, the wealth of new programs and services being offered; as well as, being invited to become involved in the mission of helping people rebuild their lives. New this year, guests will have the option of purchasing a variety of lily and pearl floral arrangements and bidding on upscale silent auction items while listening to music provided by residents of Hospitality House.
In order to accommodate a successful number of guests, Hospitality House hosts the luncheon at no charge for attendees. However, sponsorship partners are needed to help underwrite the event to ensure its success and make the maximum impact possible with the money raised.
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