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MARTIN COUNTY --
A distinguished group of Martin County gentlemen are contributing to Habitat for Humanity's female-centered project, Women Build, and it doesn't involve wearing stilettos or wielding pink construction equipment.
On Jan. 31, businessmen and professionals will donate their time and talent at an auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martin County's 2013 Women Build home the Mr. Stud Finder charity auction.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyric's Flagler Center, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., in downtown Stuart, for guests to enjoy cocktails and view the silent auction lineup. The event will begin at 7 p.m.
"The ladies on our Women Build committee continue to out-do themselves each year," said Margot Graff, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County.
"They've orchestrated this one-of-a-kind auction that features unique items donated by some of Martin County's finest and most charitable gentlemen."
There are 12 individuals featured at this third annual event, a prestigious group nominated by their peers and carefully selected to present a valuable auction item or package for bid, valued from $300 to $2,500.
Auctioneer Elliot Paul will serve as master of ceremonies, introducing Habitat for Humanity of Martin County's list of "Stud Finders."
The 2013 lineup includes: Piper's Landing Yacht and Country Club tennis pro, Cullen de Windt; Michael Flaugh, landscape architect; Chef Adam Fatigate of Chef's Table; Taylor Wilson of The Gafford; stylist Michael Izzolo; photographer Mitch Kloorfain; Charles Watson with Clapping Monkey Productions; Jason Reed with Master Amy Reed's Black Belt Academy; Bryan Liles and Chris Burrows of BikeStreet USA; Dr. Ed Lippisch of Lippisch and Engebretsen: oral surgery and dental implants; Winston Owen of the Racquet Club of Tesoro; and Martin County Firefighters, James Ferrara, Ryan Kurish, Ben Bishop and Billy Jones.
General admission tickets are $25; tickets for VIP seating and 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception are $50. Visit LyricTheatre.com to purchase tickets, stop by the box office or call (772) 286-7827.
For more information, visit HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940.