“Blueprints and Blue Jeans,” September 22

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years of building, renovating, and repairing houses to provide affordable homes at a “Blueprints and Blue Jeans” event on September 22.

The fundraising event starts on the 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Lounsbury House at 316 Main Street in Ridgefield.

Hosted by comedian Christine O’Leary with entertainment by local musician Jim Endee, the event features food, cocktails, a bourbon tasting, a wine pull, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for groups of 10. They can be purchased (or donations made) at HousatonicHabitat.org or givesmart.com.

Email the organization for information about becoming a sponsor, making an auction item or in-kind donation, or advertising in the event program.

In its years serving western Connecticut, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity has built 34 homes and helped more than 500 families.

Executive Director Diana Arfine said, “It’s truly amazing to me that what started as a local Habitat commitment by a group of Ridgefielders around a kitchen table decades ago now builds affordable homes for working families in 15 towns across western Connecticut.”

Housatonic Habitat serves Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Washington, Weston, and Wilton.

The Blueprints and Blue Jeans program will also honor co-founder and longtime supporter John Patrick, hard-working Habitat homeowners, volunteers, and other generous donors. The attire is “casual country Connecticut.”

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