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News Community Cabin Fever fundraiser benefits Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Macon/Jackson County had its second annual Cabin Fever fundraiser at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in Franklin on Feb. 22.

An estimated 125 supporters crowded into the Rathskeller for an evening of fun, food, prizes and companionship.

“We were very pleased with the turnout for this event,” said Rick Westerman, executive director. “The community support we get for our mission is very gratifying and we hope that events such as this help to get our message out to more and more folks in the area while providing a fun evening out in the middle of winter.”

Music was provided by the Caribbean Cowboys.

Financial sponsors for Cabin Fever included Macon Bank, Black Bear Services of Cullowhee, Edward Jones financial services, and the Rathskellar. A large number of businesses in the area contributed door prizes and items for the raffle including Main Street Pizza, April’s Flowers, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Fatz, Bojangles, Cajun Connection, Madison’s Restaurant, 31 Bags, Shade Tree Farms, Abel Fitness and Outdoor 76.

Habitat for Humanity is a charitable organization that provides affordable housing to deserving people around the world. In 2012, Habitat for Humanity International served a record of almost 95,000 families worldwide through new home construction, rehabilitation and repairs. In Macon County, the local Habitat affiliate assisted 15 families and organizations through projects focusing on repairs and handicap access. Funding for these projects comes from fundraising events such as Cabin Fever, individual cash and material donations, grants, profits from the ReSale Store, and a partnership with the Macon County Housing Authority. Labor for these projects is provided by Habitat volunteers.

More information can be found at www.maconcountyhabitat.org.


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