Harford Family House kicks off the fall gala season with a more casual, country themed event to raise awareness of and funding for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Harford Family House is hosting its annual Boots & Bowties event on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 7-11 p.m. at the gorgeous Vignon Manor Farm, with a VIP reception from 6-7 p.m. Presented by Harford Financial Group, Vignon Manor Farm and Matt & Carol Rehak, close to 300 guests are expected at this one-of-a-kind event at Vignon Manor for a casually elegant evening of craft beer, wine and bourbon & gin bars, with delectable country fare provided by Libs Grill and featuring the food trucks Love Crust Pizza, Cowboy Eats with dessert provided by Fat Boyz Food. Honorary event chair, Billy Boniface, will welcome guests who will be invited to enjoy craft beer from Independent Brewery, live music by 19th Street Band, Axe throwing and yard games provided by Crabby Axe, dancing, cornhole, silent auction, cigars by Main Street Cigars, bow tie shopping with John’s Men’s Clothing and raffles to raise funds and awareness for Harford County’s families with children and unaccompanied young adults experiencing homelessness. Kristy Breslin, event emcee and supporter of Harford Family House, will keep the event moving. The spacious outdoor setting of Vignon Manor Farm will enable the community to gather safely to have a good time while supporting a worthy cause.
For many living paycheck to paycheck, all it takes is the loss of a job or suffering an injury to be forced onto the street. This past 18 months has been particularly difficult for those without a stable place to call home, and things are likely to get worse now that the eviction moratorium has been lifted. Harford Family House works to provide hope and homes to families and unaccompanied young adults experiencing homelessness – the largest organization in the region able to keep the entire family unit together and the only one with a specific focus on young adults ages 18 to 24. Many people may not realize homelessness exists in Harford County, but in the past school year, the Harford County Public Schools identified more than 400 school age children without a permanent address. The organization also provides crucial education, support and case management to families and unaccompanied young adults, so they can work toward long-term independence.
“After a year of virtual events, we are excited to be able to gather safely in person once again,” says Harford Family House CEO Robin Tomechko. “Vignon Manor is the perfect venue to allow the community to come together to raise funds for our most vulnerable neighbors while still allowing for social distancing in an outdoor setting. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our events in support of this critical community need.”
Individual tickets for the event are $100 per person and include unlimited craft beer, bourbon, gin, wine and food. VIP tickets are also available for $150 per person, which includes a private reception, preferred parking and a chance to learn line dancing before the event officially kicks off. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets, or learn more about available sponsorships, visit: https://bit.ly/bootsandbowties21
About Harford Family House (http://www.harfordfamilyhouse.org/)
Harford Family House, Inc. assists families with children and unaccompanied young adults achieve independency through housing, support and resources dedicated to improving the financial stability and mental wellbeing of its clients experiencing homelessness. It was established in 1989 and is the largest organization in Harford County providing services to those in Harford County who are experiencing homelessness.www.harfordfamilyhouse.org.