The annual Taste of Columbus fundraiser, going strong for two decades, will benefit Habitat for Humanity — a particularly in-demand charity this year — October tenth.
Wednesday, September 22nd 2021, 6:19 PM CDT
COLUMBUS — An annual fundraiser — going strong for two decades — will be benefiting Habitat for Humanity, October tenth.
“We’re looking forward to helping them develop their new hub 2 subdivision where we’re at now,” Brunswick said.
The chamber is planning an event with 14 food vendors, a raffle, wine, and more for guests to enjoy.
Last year, the event was only virtual. This year — the fundraiser will keep that option but is hoping to first sell out all 600 in-person tickets.
“Habitat has increased the tax base of Columbus, over the ten years of building houses […] we calculated we added $100,000 to the tax base in Columbus,” said Lemp. “And we’re providing stability, a clean place to live […] their children do better in school.”
They’re hoping to build two homes a year on these empty lots. The project totals $600,000.; all the more reason a fundraiser is needed.
“It’s an opportunity for the people of Columbus to socialize, enjoy some wine, and help a great cause,” said Chuck Keep, incoming president of Habitat for Humanity. He is hoping for Churches to step in and volunteer, too.
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