For almost two years, volunteers have been swinging hammers and pounding nails to help build a new 17-home Habitat subdivision off Dennis Street in Swannanoa’s Beacon Village neighborhood. Now that the construction dust has settled, it’s time to come together and celebrate the spirit of giving and volunteerism that helped create this vibrant and diverse new community.
The public is invited to gather at the Habitat site on Tuesday, December 9, at 3:30 pm to see the completed neighborhood, congratulate the new homeowners, tour the final four houses, and enjoy some refreshments. The event is called “Let us Gather,” and will include the dedication of the Sweet Home Swannanoa house, as well as two homes built by an anonymous donor and a fourth built in recognition of support from Buncombe County.
The Sweet Home Swannanoa house is a community-sponsored home that was built with donations from folks who live in, or have connections to, the Swannanoa Valley. Many local residents, businesses and organizations contributed to the Sweet Home Swannanoa house — donating money, sponsoring fundraisers, and volunteering on the jobsite. Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) was honored to partner with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity on this very rewarding project. The 3-bedroom Sweet Home Swannanoa house will be open for tours during the “Let Us Gather” event. To read a Black Mountain News article about the charitable giving that the Sweet Home Swannanoa house inspired, please click here.