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Raise a Little Hell(p)By Trevor J. Adams | Jun 8, 2012
Tags: Megan Couture
Guest blogger Megan Couture reports on the Raise a Little Hellp fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
Last evening, Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington hosted the grand and lovely Raise a Little Hellp: the 4th annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and the largest to date. The crowd at the sold-out event was served wine right off the elevator and treated to a night of delicious food, fabulous musical performances and great company.
The event, which took over a full floor of the Delta Halifax, also featured one of the finest silent actions I’ve seen. With prizes ranging from a duvet and pillow set to autographed memorabilia to passes on VIA Rail, there was something for everyone. I certainly put my name down for more than I care to mention.
There was also a raffle and 50/50 tickets if you wanted to increase your chances of walking away with something, with all proceeds (even the tips to the servers) going right to Habitat for Humanity in Nova Scotia. Fun fact I learned – did you know that H4H donates a house every ten minutes worldwide? Well, they do!
Adding a great interactive piece to the night was the Twitter ticker. If you tweeted the hashtag #ralh, your tweet would show up for the room to see! As well, they had another screen that updated the auction standings in real-time—fun if you were in a heated competition for that perfect prize.
I wish I had been able to stay for all of the musical performances, but when the line-up boasts acts like Ron Sexsmith, you can pretty much guarantee you’re in for a treat. Add the string of talented musicians to a backdrop like the Bluenose Room (if you’ve never been, the Bluenose Room is on the 8th floor and overlooks the city and the harbour) and it’s hard to go wrong.