June 3, 2017
On June 3, Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury held its seventh annual Hammers & High Heels Women Build fundraiser at the at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, in Franklin, TN from 6:30 – 11:00 pm.
Attendees were treated to Rubiks Groove’s 80’s & 90’s “Out of the Box Dance Party,” hand-crafted cocktails from Gray’s on Main and H Clark Distillery, wine and beer from Lipman Brothers, agourmet buffet from Catering by Suzette, delectable desserts from the Cheesecake Factory and Triple Crown Bakery, and huge silent auction with original artwork, specialty items from downtown Franklin, restaurant gift certificates, rounds of golf, a guitar signed by Country Superstar Brad Paisley, tickets to Disney World, an HP Elitebook, and a handmade table by the event’s emcees, Lex and Alana LaBlanc from HGTV’s “Listed Sisters.”
The event was a huge success, raising $61,000 to help fund the “bricks and sticks” of Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury’s eighth Women Build. Construction on the Women Build home began on April 22nd, and the home was dedicated on June 10th. Volunteers, most of which were women, partnered with single mother Stephanie Dixon to build a three-bedroom home in the Natchez neighborhood of Franklin, TN. Stephanie is a Franklin native who has been employed with APCOM, Inc. for the past 31 years. Ms. Dixon has an eleven-year-old daughter, Ronesha, who is very active at West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church where she sings in the choir and dances with the praise team. Stephanie is delighted to be able to buy an affordable home where she can raise her beautiful daughter in a stable, safe environment.
HFHWM would like to thank our generous sponsors, Censis Technologies, Pinnacle Bank, Music City Masonry, Nissan, Diversicare, Cool Springs International, Cybera, Toyota of Cool Springs, Staffing Technologies, the Cummings family. We would also like to thank in-kind sponsors Perfect Party Pix; Image 360; Sarah Bailey Photography; SpringTree Media; Stoney River; Softspace; Journal Communications; Nashville Home, House, and Garden; the Williamson Herald; and all the local businesses who donated so generously to the silent auction.