Asheville HBA Awards Buncombe County Schools CTE Program with $2,752

The Asheville Home Builders Association was proud to host the 4 th Annual Playhouse Showdown earlier this year in partnership with the Buncombe County Career and Technical Education Program. Recently at the June 2nd Buncombe County School Board Meeting, the Asheville HBA awarded $2,752 to their CTE Program from the playhouse showdown raffle ticket sales and for winners of Best in Show and People’s Choice Awards.

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This annual program is collaborative project where students in the departments of drafting, carpentry, interior design and marketing work together to design, build and market a playhouse. The theme and inspiration for the playhouse build project was “At Home in the Mountains.” These playhouses were created from start to finish throughout the 1st semester and beginning of the 2nd semester of the 2015- 2016 school year.

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The Asheville HBA works with its local member companies to provide both donated materials and guidance by Builder mentors throughout the project. All five uniquely crafted playhouses were on display at the Asheville Home Builders Association’s 7 th Annual Build & Remodel Expo the weekend of February 27 & 28, 2016 for attendees to view and tour in person. Additionally, the playhouses were raffled off at the end of the Expo to five lucky winners.

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A special thanks to all AHBA Member companies who donated their time, talent and material for this exciting project which helps advance our local construction industry classrooms, workforce development and bring community awareness to the hard work of these students in Buncombe County’s CTE Program.

2016 Playhouse Showdown Materials provided by:

84 Lumber • Builders FirstSource • Carpet One Floor & Home • Lowe’s • Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware • ProBuild

2016 Playhouse Showdown Mentorship provided by:

Bellwether Design-Build • Christopher Fox Builders • Complete Carpentry • Duinkerken Homes, Inc. • Red Tree Builders, Inc.

Save the Date for the 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown displaying a “Cottage Collection” theme at the AHBA’s Build & Remodel Expo, February 24 & 25, 2017. Raffle tickets pre-sold by students as well as on-site for $5 each for a chance to win.

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