Rhapsody event raised $60,000 for Rabun Habitat

  • Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Rocky Ford, left, President of Rhapsody in Rabun, presents a check to Dan McAfee, President of Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County, from the proceeds of the Rhapsody in Rabun Gala at an event held at the Lake Rabun Pavilion recently.
    Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Rocky Ford, left, President of Rhapsody in Rabun, presents a check to Dan McAfee, President of Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County, from the proceeds of the Rhapsody in Rabun Gala at an event held at the Lake Rabun Pavilion recently.
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LAKEMONT— Rhapsody in Rabun’s 29th fundraiser Gala held in August raised $60,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County.

Rocky Ford, President of Rhapsody in Rabun, presented a check from the proceeds to Dan McAfee, President of Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County, at an event held at the Lake Rabun Pavilion recently. 

“Of the last four groups we have given to, this is the largest amount,” Ford said. “It was a joy to work for Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County.”

Ford also thanked the community for their support.

Rhapsody in Rabun began in 1991 as a group of community volunteers who came together to support local nonprofits with an elegant evening. Habitat for Humanity was their first recipient and they raised $10,000 for the organization.

This year’s Gala raised funds for the 35th Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County home.

“I’m thrilled,” McAfee said. “This check will go a long way toward paying for the house we already have in construction.”

Kathy Ford, vice president and president-elect for Rhapsody in Rabun, said that nonprofits will soon be able to go to rhapsodyinrabun.com and apply to be the 2020 recipient. The deadline to apply is in December.

“We’re very proud of the success they’ve had and wish for success in the future,” Rocky Ford said.

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