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The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host its first Steak Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday,
April 1st, 2023, at 7pm to celebrate Alexander county heritage. Proceeds raised will support the
preservation of the Historic Lucas mansion, specifically repairs to the 2nd floor roof . The
Center’s Board of Directors and staff are asking area businesses and the public to support this
event by purchasing tickets at $50 each ($500 per table) or by becoming a sponsor of the event at
the levels of $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000. Both Sponsorships and Tickets may be purchased on line
by visiting hiddenitearts.org.
A steak dinner consisting of a ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, roll, and dessert will be served.
Dinner will be followed by a performance by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, humorist
and storyteller Jerry Harmon of Alexander County! Jerry has performed both nationally and
internationally. “Want to Come Home,” “Walk Softly,” and “Made of Time” are among Jerry’s
original songs. Mark Lackey will serve as auctioneer during the live auction which will wrap up
night of joy, fellowship, and laughter.
The Hiddenite Center’s Executive Director, Donna Latham, states, “ We have battled the leaking
2nd floor roof of the Victorian mansion by patching and sealing for some time. To prevent
further structural damage, the roof repair must be done as soon as possible.” Latham continues,
“The Lucas mansion is a treasure for our county and the region. It serves as the Alexander
County Visitor Center and has provided arts and heritage programming for our county and the
region for 42 years. It was the first structure in Alexander county to be listed on the National
Registry of Historic Places and recently became the first Local Historic Landmark in Alexander
county! It is our duty to maintain and repair this county treasure for generations to come!”
The Hiddenite wishes to thank the community for its support!