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Toolbelts & Tiaras raises funds in Beaver Creek

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comBeaver Creek, CO Colorado
Special to the DailySisters Emily and Anna Peyton attended last year's Toolbelts & Tiaras Gala in Beaver Creek, Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake counties is preparing for their annual fund raising event on Saturday at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Gerald R. Ford Hall. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music by Tina Marx and the Millionaires. The night will also feature a silent auction with more than 100 items to bid on including local celebrity toolbelts, trips, sporting events, and a live auction. The Carpenters Ball has been an amazing success for 10 years an event full of laughter, fun and energy, said Barbara Scrivens, president of the habitat board of directors and event volunteer. We expect 2009 to be nothing less. Pull out your best tiara or handiest tool belt and dont forget the dancing shoes.More than 300 members of the Vail Valley community will be dressed in their finest Construction Elegance and sporting their best green representation. Having a green theme this year, we feel people will come ready to celebrate their greenness, said Stacey Nibbelink, habitat board member and event volunteer. Green can be eco or emerald … whatever you choose. I cant wait to see what green outfits well have this year. Green tiaras, green tool belts, personally, I am going for green shoes.The green theme honors the LEED-certified Fox Hollow home project. This project in Edwards is providing homes to 16 Eagle County families. These families contribute sweat equity towards the building of their home and pay a zero interest mortgage. They will also benefit from savings on their utility bills for many years based on the energy efficient standards that work to meet the LEED certification. The Fox Hollow housing project illustrates that sustainable, yet economically smart building, is possible, said Keith Fernandez of Vail Resorts Development Company. Projects like this one are critical to the livelihoods of our children and the health of our community as a whole.Habitat is grateful for all the support received to make this event possible, said John Welaj, executive director of habitat. This year, we are thrilled to have Beaver Creek Resort Company as the presenting sponsor of the Toolbelts & Tiaras Gala, not only has their support made the event even more successful, but it is a testament to their understanding of the importance of and need for workforce housing in our community.To continue to conserve, Habitat, with the help of Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, will compost for the event. It is estimated that 300 pounds will be diverted from the landfill through these efforts. For more information about the Toolbelts & Tiaras event or to purchase tickets, e-mail

What: Toolbelts & Tiaras Gala, a fundraiser for Habitat for HumanityWhere: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Gerald R. Ford HallWhen: 6 p.m. SaturdayCost: $150More information: Call 970-748-6718 or e-mail

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