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What color is your tool belt, Eagle County?

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” As you choose your gown for the Carpenter’s Ball this year, don’t forget the matching tool belt.

Habitat for Humanity will host the ninth annual Carpenter’s Ball, themed Toolbelts and Tiaras, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

“Last year, people were so into the theme that some women arrived in long gowns with tool belts, … and a couple of well-known characters even showed up in tiaras ” men!” said Elyse Howard, Habitat’s development coordinator.

A sellout every year, the event attracts 450 people to celebrate spring and raise money for Habitat for Humanity. The fundraiser will feature more than $60,000 of silent auction items as well as live auction items including trips, rare wine, cruises, a private in-home dinner with Spago’s executive chef and a multimedia home package from Paragon Technology. In addition, Habitat will feature some of its local celebrity supporters in a special round of “What’s in Your Toolbelt.” Each celebrity’s tool belt reflects his or her lifestyle and is open for bidding throughout the evening. Packages include sporting-events tickets, rounds of golf, private in-home yoga, dance-festival tickets, spa treatments and more.

“The turnout for this event is absolutely amazing,” co-chair Stacey Nibblelink said. “It is the local’s favorite party of the season.”

Habitat for Humanity has built 20 homes, housing more than 60 children throughout Eagle and Lake counties.

“Habitat’s mission ” to build simple, decent homes for families in need ” seems to really resonate with the community due to the affordable housing issues,” said Barbara Scrivens, Habitat board vice president.

Habitat will break ground on 16 homes, its largest project to date in Eagle County, in May. The organization strives to eliminate poverty housing throughout Eagle County as it seeks to play a larger role in solving the valley’s work-force-housing challenges.

There are a few tickets left for the Carpenter’s Ball, Toolbelts and Tiaras. Call 748-6718 to reserve a ticket.

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