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‘Brisket, Bourbon & Beer’

Rene Russell will play Waynesville June 20. Wayne Ebinger photo Rene Russell will play Waynesville June 20. Wayne Ebinger photo

The “Brisket, Bourbon & Beer” fundraiser for REACH of Haywood County will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Shelton House in Waynesville. 

Gather on the lawn of the Shelton House in Waynesville to enjoy a savory brisket dinner and your choice of a mint julep cocktail, beer or wine. VIP guests will be treated to a private, high-end bourbon tasting and will receive a keepsake rocks glass.

Live music by indie/folk singer-songwriter Rene Russell and Motown/soul ensemble Amos & Friends.   General admission is $75, with VIP admission $100. 

The primary mission of REACH of Haywood County is to help victims of domestic violence become thriving survivors. REACH offers emergency shelter as a safe place for families seeking refuge from an abusive home — a place to heal and begin a new life. With support from REACH, they begin the process of moving on and getting established in a new life free of violence.

In recent years, as home values soar and affordable housing is harder to find, it has become much more difficult for victims to create a safe and peaceful new beginning for their families. Stays at the REACH shelter have become longer as survivors struggle to move into their own home.

To confront this issue, the REACH board is committed to raising new funds that will be used to help our clients move on by addressing the upfront hurdles of renting a new home.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 828.456.7898.

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