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Brief: Habitat Toolbelts and Tuxedos gala Nov. 1

A playhouse, doghouse and a carved mahogany coffee table are just a few auction items that will go on the block at Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity's Toolbelts and Tuxedos fund-raising gala on Saturday, Nov. 1.

The gala will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Prescott Resort. Tickets, $75 per person and $650 for a table of 10, are available at the PAHH office, 1230 Willow Creek Road in Prescott. The goal of this year's Toolbelts and Tuxedos is to raise money to build PAHH's 55th house.

Prescott general contractor De Carol Company is building the Victorian-style playhouse for the evening's silent auction; Prescott artist Connie Foss has created the "grazing mares" coffee table with a glass top; and Terry Trujillo, president of Chamberlain Architect Services Inc., in Sedona designed the modern canine residence that Westpac Construction Inc., of Flagstaff and Phoenix built for the gala.

In addition, a vast array of silent auction prizes will be on display for bidders at the beginning of Toolbelts and Tuxedos.

In addition to the silent and live auctions, the evening's festivities will feature live jazz, dining, and a drawing for winning tickets in the annual Toolbelts and Tuxedos raffle. Raffle prizes include a "create your own Paradise" vacation package, valued at $3,000, or the winner may take the cash, instead; a Dell laptop; a 42-inch HDTV; $500 in cash; an auto GPS; and an iPod Touch. Winners need not be present to win.

Raffle tickets are available in Prescott at Bill's Pizza, Genovese's Italian Ristorante, the Habitat ReStore, Scout's Gourmet Grub and the Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity office; in Chino Valley at Bonn-Fire Chillin' and Grillin; and in Prescott Valley at Sally B's Café.

Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for Toolbelts and Tuxedos or attending the fund-raiser may call Christine Wallace at the PAHH office, 445-8003, ext. 15. Many benefit packages are available for event sponsors.

For more information about Toolbelts and Tuxedos, call the PAHH office or visit its Web site, prescotthabitat.org

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