Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter
September 23, 2013
The Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity had a successful evening as it auctioned off different art pieces toward its goal of helping the less fortunate have a place to call home.
Habitat hosted its annual Art for Homes auction at Elkin Creek Winery Friday night under the winery’s “barn,” a shelter built out over the hills that hold the vineyard’s grapevines.
Local art lovers and those looking to help Habitat further its efforts in the area came out and bid on several pieces of art, each hand crafted from items inside the Habitat ReStore in downtown Elkin.
The pieces were taken by local artists and made into works of arts then returned to the ReStore for auction.
Pieces including things like shelves made out of donated crutches, a bird feeder made from plates and cups, and a dog bed made out of an old suitcase.
Kevin Hayworth did the auctioneering, keeping the crowd laughing through the evening.
As the auction progressed a separate, silent auction was being held. Attendees were able to write in bids for different items until the regular auction ended, at which time the highest bidder won.
A raffle was also done for a Yadkin Valley wine basket. The basket was made up of donated items from Rag Apple Lassie, Slightly Askew, Brushy Mountain Winery, Blue Ridges Chocolates, Main Street Pastry, Foothills Meats, Starmount Crossing Cinema, G&B Energy, Ivy Ridge Traditions, and Generations Restaurant.
Elkin Creek opened their tasting room for the evening and Rhythm on Main provided the chairs.
Sellars said she was very pleased with the auction and the donations they received. She thanked those who attended and told them how much their actions mattered.
“When you make a donation, shop at the ReStore, become a volunteer, head out to a build side, or attend a fundraiser like this one, you’re not just helping to build a house,” Habitat director Claire Sellars told the audience. “You are helping to build a home, a new start, and a better life for a family who truly needs it.”
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