The Big Cheese Ball

We would like to invite everyone to join us for The Big Cheese Ball – Friday, March 4th, 2016 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Oakwoods County Club – 541 Clubhouse Drive, Wilkesboro, NC.

This fun event will feature plenty of food (including cheese, of course!), refreshments, and the crowning of The Big Cheese in 2015! Ten wonderful Habitat supporters have joined our 3rd Annual Big Cheese campaign – a friendly fundraising competition supporting Wilkes Habitat for Humanity‚Äôs homebuilding fund – and this is the event that will cap it all off. It’s free to attend, so please invite your friends & family to join us at the ball.

For more information about this year’s Big Cheese campaign, please see the next post.

Wilkes Habitat for Humanity has just concluded our 4th Annual Big Cheese Competition, a friendly contest to find out who will be The Big Cheese in Wilkes County in 2016. These twelve intrepid Habitat supporters have joined the competition, each agreeing to raise at least $500 for Wilkes Habitat for Humanity between January 1 – March 1, 2016. The person who raised the most funds during the competition will be crowned the 2016 Big Cheese in Wilkes County on Friday, March 4th at The Big Cheese Ball!

100% of the funds raised during The Big Cheese campaign directly support Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program, with no funds being used for overhead expenses. That means that when you support a Big Cheese contestant, your gift goes as far as possible to give a hard-working Habitat partner family the chance to achieve the American Dream of purchasing a decent & affordable Habitat home.

This years contestants were:

Glenda Adams – Consultant

Pam Arnold – Lowe’s

Shanna Bell – Stroud Miller Insurance

Andrew Carlton – Town of Wilkesboro

Ann Dieterle – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Genene Hayes – Stillwaters Salon & Day Spa

Marty Hemric – Wilkes County Schools (retired)

Sam Hinnant – Town of North Wilkesboro

Brad Luty – The Dispensary

Becky Mullins – Aunt B’s Attic

Terrie Stackhouse – Carolina Realty

David “Smitty” Smithey – North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church


Buy Local Gift Fair PictureJoin us on Small Business Saturday – November 28, 2015 – for the Buy Local Gift Fair, hosted by the Wilkes Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We will have hundreds of great gift items from local artists, craftspeople, and other vendors. This is a great chance to let your gift-buying dollars help build our local economy by supporting local business.

In addition all of the great gift items, Habitat will be selling coffee, hot cider, and gift cards, and offering a 10% discount on all regular ReStore merchandise. It’s going to be fun – we hope to see you then!

Click here for directions.


Community Yard Sale

Thanks to all of the shoppers and sellers who made the community yard sale a big success. We hope to see you all again next year!

DancyLankford2014 Big Cheese winner Mike Dancy (left) & 2015 Big Cheese winner Gerald Lankford (right).

Gerald Lankford is The Big Cheese in Wilkes County! Gerald raised $13,570 for Habitat’s affordable housing ministry during his campaign; a new individual record. This year’s group of 10 contestants raised $32,191; also a new campaign record!

Wilkes Habitat for Humanity would like to thank everyone who took part in making this the most successful Big Cheese ever! You are making a real difference in the lives of hardworking Wilkes County families who need an affordable home.

For more information about this year’s campaign, check out Frances Hayes’ excellent article over at the Wilkes Journal-Patriot: Big Cheese Raises $32,191.

Photo courtesy of Frances Hayes, Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

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