‘Taste of Southeast Ohio’ slated for Oct. 19

OHIO VALLEY — “Taste of Southeast Ohio,” a benefit gala for Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio will take place next month.

“Taste of Southeast Ohio” is the 7th annual benefit gala for Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio. Every home Habitat builds is completely funded by local donations, sponsorships and grants. The proceeds from Taste of SEO go directly to building affordable, energy-efficient homes for low-income families in Southeast Ohio. This fundraiser is necessary for Habitat to continue to do our mission.

Restaurants and chefs from Southeast Ohio will supply samples for the 300+ attendees, Local Breweries and Wineries will also be featured. Come experience a true taste of our town and all that Southeast Ohio has to offer. There will also be a Live and Silent Auction, provided by Shamrock Auction Services.

The event will be on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hocking College Student Center in Nelsonville, Ohio. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a special happy hour sponsored by Pork and Pickles. Pork and Pickle’s will be providing hors d’oeuvres along the side of local beers and wines. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchase online at www.habitatseo.org/ or through the office.

Guests of the fundraiser should be prepared for a good time! Charles Wesley Godwin, a local singer/songwriter, will be providing the entertainment between food tastings and auction calls.

Last year nearly doubled the proceeds from the year before, to $49,000 to Habitat’s mission with over 250 people in attendance.

Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio hopes to bring in $50,000 this year with the event to help end substandard housing in Southeast Ohio.

If you would like to contribute via sponsorship or auction item donation, volunteer at the event, or to purchase your tickets, please call Samantha Waldron at 740-592-0032 ext.102.

Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) the largest nonprofit home builder worldwide. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio has empowered 69 families to achieve their dreams of homeownership and break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio also works to remove substandard houses from communities. In this way, we can transform entire neighborhoods, one block at a time. Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio is dedicated to using local materials and contractors in the construction of each home. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatseo.org, or like us on Facebook.

Information provided by Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio.