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Biological Foundation holds fundraising soiree

The historic Ravenel property includes the original home built in 1913 and spectacular mountain views. Donated photo The historic Ravenel property includes the original home built in 1913 and spectacular mountain views. Donated photo

Festivities for the Highlands Biological Foundation’s annual summer soiree will commence at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18, on the historic Ravenel property. 

Formerly called Wolf Ridge, the home was built by the Ravenel family in 1913 and is now co-owned by Diane and Ray McPhail and Karen and Will Stoltz. The Ravenel family is known for donating Sunset Rock to the town in 1914, and that popular spot is now owned by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. 

The soiree is HBF’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds supporting the organization’s work to educate the community about the unique biodiversity on the Highlands Plateau through programming and outreach at Highlands Nature Center. Tickets are $250. To register, visit highlandsbiological.org or call 828.526.2221.

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