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Originally published: 2013-06-25 15:09:06
Last modified: 2013-06-25 15:09:50

‘Big Cheese’ fundraising competition to benefit Avery Habitat

This summer, seven Avery County community members will take what they already do — BBQs, pool parties and games — and use it to benefit Avery County Habitat for Humanity. From July 1 until Aug. 9, each contestant will compete in Avery Habitat’s inaugural “Big Cheese” event, a six-week fundraising competition to see which community member can raise the most funding for Avery Habitat’s next home.
Committed to Avery Habitat’s cause, the seven “Big Cheese” contestants are:
• David Burleson, Avery County Schools
• Johnny Carson, Nationwide Insurance
• Mike Dunn, Dunn’s Deli and The Perry House
• Babette McAuliffe, Carolina Mountain Life
• Richard McGuire, Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce
• Judy Nye, The Sterling Company Real Estate
• Trey Oakley, The Williams YMCA
Contestants can raise funds in any ethical manner they choose. They can host a cookout, send letters to friends or even stand at the town stoplight with a bucket (with the appropriate permission, of course). Community members are encouraged to donate online in support of their favorite contestant by clicking to http://www.averycohfh.com/big-cheese.

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