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Habitat celebrates 20 years at Carpenters’ Ball on Saturday

VAIL — On Saturday, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley will celebrate 20 years of building during its annual Carpenters’ Ball event at Larkspur Restaurant in Vail at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature wine and beer tastings, Larkspur food pairings from six, uniquely themed stations, live music and silent and live auctions. All funds raised are reinvested into Habitat’s work — creating affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Eagle County.

“We’re excited to celebrate the affiliate’s 20th year with the return of the Carpenters’ Ball, which is a huge success each year,” said Elyse Howard, development director for Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. “We are grateful to the local businesses, individuals and volunteers who continue to support Habitat’s efforts.”

The event will feature a live auction with an all-inclusive VIP trip to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, courtesy of Paulaner; a VIP trip for four to Silver Oak Cellars; a week-long stay in Loreto, Mexico; and a five-course dinner for eight by chef Jason Harrison with wine pairings from Beaver Liquors.

Highlights from the evening’s menu, prepared by Larkspur’s Executive Chef Paula Turner, include bourbon baby back ribs, alba white truffle mac and cheese, Maine lobster corndogs, Diestel turkey roulade, Paul’s Thanksgiving stuffing, Larkburgers, Paula’s buttermilk fried chicken, Creole banana beignets and milk chocolate cupcakes.

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“I encourage the community to join us for an evening of great wine, great food and great company,” Howard said. “At the end of the night, all of the fun will benefit our critical mission of providing affordable homeownership opportunities for area families seeking the American dream.”

Tickets to the 2015 Carpenters’ Ball are $200 and include valet parking. All proceeds benefit Habitat’s building efforts in the Vail Valley. The Carpenters’ Ball will be held at Larkspur Restaurant in Vail at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley or to purchase tickets for the Carpenters’ Ball, visit habitatvailvalley.org or call 970-748-6718.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley has served 54 local families to date, housing and improving the lives of nearly 200 local children.

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