Thank you to all that attended, donated, and supported our live auction at our Seventh Annual Delaware BUILD-PAC Cigars and Scotch event last night, September 20th, held at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington, DE.
Each year, HBA/DE holds this fundraiser to support its national Build-PAC efforts. With all that is going on in Washington D.C., it is important that we help support the efforts to keep housing an important and integral piece of the national economy. We need to make our voices heard and let our elected representatives know that homeownership is a fundamental part of our nation's foundation and that homebuilding is vital to the strength of the nation's economy. Build PAC supports this!
The evening began with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and then moved to the outside area to enjoy great cigars, scotch, and company. Mark Grahne, Dealware's Build PAC Chair, served as our MC for the evening. Mark began by thanking our guests as well as our friends from NAHB Eddie Martin (2017 Build PAC Chairman), Meghan Everngam, and Jessica Hall.
Eddie Martin spoke about the current volatility of the lumber industry. He discussed the short term affects of the recent hurricanes and the possible long term affects involving Canada. Jessica Hall followed with a general legislative update.
Next came the exciting part of the night, the live auction, with our awesome auctioneers,
Jim McCulley, HBADE President, and Mark Gandy, New Castle County Vice President.
This year's event was another success! Everyone had a great time and we were able to raise money to continue to support our industry by supporting Build PAC.
Thank you to our generous donors:
George Beer, Delaware Valley Development Company, Flyer Tickets
Jeff Bierlein and Bruce Jones, PNC Bank, Framed Print
Steve Burnett, IFS Insurance, 4 Eagles vs. Bears tickets
Gary Camp, Dover International Speedway, 2 NASCAR Tickets
Richard Campbell, Bath Kitchen and Tile Center-Wilmington, Jersey
Dave Curtis & Kevin Kelly, Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc., 3 night stay at Jekyll Island
Ron Gomes, Painted Stave, 2 Bottles of Liquor
Doug Hershman, Cooch and Taylor, Wine Basket
Roger Wollaston, Creative Floors, Cigar Sponsor
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