Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity prepares for 3rd annual High On The Hog BBQ Festival
Plans are well underway for the 3rd annual CBC National Bank High On The Hog BBQ Festival to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity. The Festival is the organization’s signature fundraising event and helps to generate much needed funds for their housing program. This year, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity plans to build three houses in northern Beaufort County – one in the Pigeon Point neighborhood and two in Mint Farm.
Habitat Board member and BBQ Committee Chair, Bob Albon, heads up the effort and is excited about this year’s event. “We had been told ‘Beaufort is not a BBQ town,’” stated Albon. “But, from the first year, we learned otherwise. And, we continue to grow each year – more food, bigger entertainment and lots of fun.”
Once again the festival will be held the first weekend in June on the beautiful grounds of the old WhiteHall Plantation on Lady’s Island, at the foot of the Wood’s Memorial Bridge. With the addition of a larger kid’s zone, and the local well-known band Deas Guyz as the featured entertainment for Friday night, this year’s event is sure to have something for everyone.
Habitat Executive Director, Brenda Dooley is grateful to the Beaufort community for their support in this endeavor, “We’re so grateful for the support of CBC National Bank, CenturyLink, Sea Eagle Market, and all our sponsors, as well as this community that comes out to enjoy this great event that helps us build houses and hope,” she said.
For more information about the Festival, please visit www.highonthehogbeaufort.com. For more information on sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or build partnerships, please call the Habitat office at (843) 522-3500.
LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Since our founding in 1990, we have been dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety. We provide a hand up, not a hand out to families in need. As of March 2013, our affiliate has built or rehabilitated 40 homes and repaired many more in northern Beaufort County.
For more information about LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, please call the Habitat office at (843) 522-3500.