WOOSTER — Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County will be holding its third annual fundraiser, Blues and BBQ, on Monday, Aug. 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at TJ’s Trio of Restaurants, 359 W. Liberty St.
"The brisket will be smoked for 15 hours by the time it is served," said TJs Chef Derek Kelsey. "We will also have pulled pork and barbecue chicken. You won’t leave hungry, the portions are very generous."
Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter and partnership to Wayne County families in need. Habitat builds homes at reduced cost to families with limited incomes who are willing to contribute their own "sweat equity" in the building homes for themselves and for others. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward future building projects.
"Eric Fairhurst and (his band) Standard Time will be playing throughout the night," said organizer Linda Runion. "And we will have a silent and live auction that includes a trip to Florida."
Two items of interest that will be up for grabs in the auction this year will be a pair of doors. "We brought two area high school rivals together for this project, said Runion. "The art departments from Wooster High School and Orrville High School each painted a door that will be auctioned off separately."
"Each school was given a theme," said Habitat Executive Director Beth Weaver. "The theme for Wooster is the courthouse and Orrville was given an abstract landscape theme."
For anyone who is unable to attend the fundraiser, to-go orders will be available.
"We will have it boxed up and ready to go," said Kelsey. "If you have work or family commitments, we will have an extra person on staff to accommodate the to-go orders."
"Last year, the event raised over $20,000," said Weaver. "This year our goal is to hit $25,000."
Tickets may be purchased at Habitat ReStore, Roomscapes & TJ’s or at the door for $25 which includes dinner and music. Vegetarian option and carry out are available.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, visit www.waynehabitat.org.