Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC raffle off log cabin

Published 4:32 pm Friday, June 17, 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is raffling off a log cabin perched on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Bryson City to a lucky future owner. Proceeds from the raffle tickets will enable the organization to further match children and teenagers with caring and consistent adult mentors building long-lasting friendships.

“We are excited about this opportunity,” said BBBS Executive Director Robin Myer, “It’s a wonderful cabin and to think you could own it for $100 is astounding.”

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“At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we recognize the importance of having someone to look up to,” continued Myer. “We see it in improvements in grades at school, a stronger sense of direction and self-worth and ultimately, a young adult who wants to contribute to society.”

The custom-built cabin is 2,000 square feet with a 1,400 square foot wraparound porch complete with hot tub. The home features an upper loft with two queen-size beds and a separate master bedroom, tiled bathrooms, a full kitchen with appliances and downstairs game room with a pool table. The raffle prize includes furnishings as well as the cabin itself.

To view the cabin and to purchase a raffle ticket, visit or contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters offices at 828-253-1470. Be sure to select the Polk County branch of BBBS to benefit from your ticket purchase. Tickets are on sale April 1 – June 24 and the drawing for the cabin will take place July 4.

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– article submitted by Karen Dacey