Butterfly House dinner and auction set

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The second annual Butterfly House dinner and auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Manila Airport Community Center.

A barbecue dinner including Bigg Butts barbecue pork steak, barbecue chicken and chopped pork will begin at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Gamble's Home Furnishings and Delta Drug in Manila; from J.P. Baugher, Danny Robbins, Kristen Stutts, Lisa Hitchcock, Wanda Gamble, Manila; Kenny Jackson, Dell; Brandi Hurst, Kathy Qualls, Carol McFarlin, Monette; Monte Hodges, Peggy Lemmons, Brenda Allen, Blytheville; and David Burnett, Osceola.

The Butterfly House has had a successful first year with good support from businesses, communities, churches, and state leaders.

"Your donations mean the beginning of new life for women we hope to serve in the near future," Kristen Stutts said.

Presently, the Board of Directors is working on a transitional care facility, which would house approximately 10 women and a house mother.

The Butterfly House does not qualify for grants due to being a faith-based treatment facility.

Gerald and Feggie Bebout have donated 1-1/2 acres to the Buttefly House. The board has been meeting with construction businesses to discuss a metal building donated for the transitional care facility.

There are upcoming events including a 5K Run Oct. 27 at the Adams Estate in Leachville. Cookbooks are still for sale for $15.

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