'Evening at the Bazaar' to Raise Money for Habitat Women Build
Inspired by eclectic marketplaces of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and everywhere in between, "An Evening at the Bazaar" will be the main event fundraiser for the special Habitat Women Build project that starts in September.
This event will be held Saturday evening at a private residence located at 30 Beaver Lane in Pinehurst. This private home offers a more intimate setting for this event, which offers a chance to escape to the exotic marketplace, Habitat said in a news release.
"The bazaar theme was chosen because of all it encompasses, we can feature items in all price ranges with ease," said Amanda Jakl, special events coordinator at Habitat.
This event will feature a silent auction, Chinese auction and live music. Businesses from all over Moore County have donated everything from pottery to furniture.
"'An Evening at the Bazaar' is evocative of the rich tones and luxurious feel of an evening at a Moroccan marketplace right here in Pinehurst," Jakl said. "Stroll through the garden, savor a glass of wine, enjoy the live music and peruse the eclectic mix of antique and modern wares. There are goods that will satisfy the most discriminating of tastes and the smallest of budgets. No passports required! Everyone is welcome."
The location, Jean Thompson's home, might look familiar to many. The home was featured in the April 2009 issue of PineStraw magazine and more importantly was decorated mainly with items from the Habitat Moore Store.
The event will start at 4 p.m. with beverages and light hors d'oeuvres around the pool. Restaurants and caterers all over Moore County have donated their culinary talents, including Rhett's, Goldy's Gourmet, Forest Creek, Sweet Feed and Laurie Rich Catering. Beer and wine will be provided for a nominal cost. The Wine Cellar of Southern Pines has provided the wine for this event.
Guests will be encouraged to bid on the numerous silent auction items until 6 p.m. when the auction will close. The Chinese auction winners will be drawn starting at 6:30 p.m. Both auctions will feature an array of items from businesses from all over Moore County.
To top off the evening, the beautiful "Women Bloom" quilt created by Ellene Place will be raffled off at 6:45 p.m. Guests will also be able to get their photos taken with fun props like African drums and Middle Eastern robes.
Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and includes five Chinese auction tickets per person. Additional Chinese auction tickets will be available for $2 each.
Anyone interested in attending "An Evening at the Bazaar," can call the Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills office at 295-1934.
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