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“Wine & Wickets” to Benefit the High Country Women’s Fund August 21st PDF Print
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Friday, 24 June 2011 10:42

Linville, NC –The High Country Women’s Fund invites the public to its inaugural Croquet Tournament at the Eseeola Lodge Croquet Court on August 21st.  Registration begins at 1:00 pm and play starts at 2pm. Members of the High Country Women’s fund are organizing this event to raise money and awareness of their mission to inspire, educate and empower women toward self-sufficiency.

“Croquet is a traditional sport and has been very popular in Avery County for more than a century,” said Tricia Wilson, event chair.  Avery County is home to more croquet courts per capita than about anywhere in the U.S. We are hoping that both novices and expert players alike will join us for this event and for this great cause.”

Moving women into self-sufficiency is a community issue. It affects those who care about them, their friends, families, coworkers, and their communities.  Research tells us that when a mother is educated and becomes a contributing member of society, her children grow to be healthier, happier and higher achievers in school.  This model for success ripples throughout future generations.

In addition to the double-elimination tournament, the event will feature a contest for best period attire, a poolside dinner and musical entertainment.   Ticket prices are being finalized and those who prefer to watch the play and spend   a pleasant summer afternoon with a special dinner to follow the play may do so for a contribution.

“This is a way for the High Country Women’s Fund to be active and engaged in Avery County” said Pinky Hayden, Chair of the High Country Women’s Fund.  “About half of our funds are being directed to assist motivated women in Avery County this year, many of whom are raising their families alone and who yearn for educational and employment opportunities.  We have many dedicated women in Avery County who are determined to make the lives of women and their children better.”

Created in May 2006, the High Country Women’s Fund is an initiative of the High Country United Way.  The mission of the fund is to create positive change for women and their families in Avery and Watauga counties.  The fund endeavors to inspire, educate, and empower women toward self-sufficiency.  Now in its fifth year, HCWF has distributed more than $256,000 to local agencies serving women in our area. 

For more information about the Wine and Wickets or about the High Country Women’s Fund, contact us at 828.264.4007 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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