Morgan Imports To Host Annual Preservation Party
Food, fun, shopping, and a silent auction will benefit Preservation Durham, Inc.
October 23, 2013 (Durham, NC) -- Preservation Durham invites the general public to kick off the holiday shopping season during the nonprofit organization’s annual Fall Fundraiser Preservation Party at Morgan Imports in downtown Durham, on Friday, November 8, from 6-9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Preservation Party will feature a variety of food and beverages donated by Durham restaurants, including Monuts Donuts, The Palace International, Piazza Italia, Q Shack, Scratch Bakery, Suman’s, and Revolution.
Besides shopping in Morgan Imports, The Preservation Party will include a silent auction. Partygoers will be able to bid on more than 90 items and services donated by local businesses. Auction items this year include a host of gift certificates; adult and baby clothing items along with a handmade quilt; a wine tasting for 20 at Sutton Station Wine; design consultation and advice for renovation projects and garden designs; spa, salon, yoga, and acupuncture sessions; Duke basketball and DPAC tickets; Sunset Beach and Hendersonville rentals; a Washington Duke Inn overnight stay with breakfast; a Rockwood Furniture kitchen pantry cabinet and a 19th century rosewood piano table; plus much more.
All proceeds from the silent auction sales and 10 percent of Morgan Imports sales during the event will support Preservation Durham’s preservation programs.
Along with entertainment by “Dulcimer Dan,” strolling emcee Tom Miller and Durham history maven Milo Pyne will keep shoppers entertained with auction talk and with the popular Durham History Quiz. Those who answer quiz question correctly will receive holiday sweets.
“The Preservation Party is always so much fun,” said Preservation Durham’s Executive Director Wendy Hillis. “From the delicious food to shopping in Morgan Imports and bidding on auction items, everyone has a great evening and goes away afterwards knowing they’ve helped support our efforts to leverage our historic buildings and neighborhoods through continued renovation and reuse, with the ultimate goal of generating a strong real estate engine, with unique assets, for the future of Durham City and County.”
Preservation Durham is sponsored annually by the City of Durham, Durham County, and Duke University. Sponsors for this year’s Preservation Party are Morgan Imports, Brightleaf Square, Concord Hospitality Group, the Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, realtor Ellen Dagenhart, and Measurement incorporated.
For more information on Preservation Durham, visit preservationdurham.org.
About Preservation Durham:
Preservation Durham is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving Durham’s architectural heritage. The organization was founded in 1974, originally as the Historic Preservation Society of Durham. Preservation Durham has worked to establish historic districts in Durham that provide tax credits for homeowners of historic houses. Preservation Durham ’s Endangered Properties Fund helps buyers and sellers of historic properties protect them with preservation covenants. Its Renovators Network provides information and expertise to homeowners and other renovators. For more information visit www.preservationdurham.org.