By Anna Riley
For the Opelika

The Auburn-Opelika branch of the Habitat for Humanity will host their largest annual fundraiser, “Habitat Around the Heart,” July 26 from 6-9 p.m. at the Saugahatchee Country Club.
Executive director Mark Grantham said that the 10-year-old event has grown each year, and has raised as much $52,000 in years past to benefit their initiatives.
“All the money stays local and helps us build homes for qualified partner families in Auburn and Opelika,” Grantham said.
There will be a silent and live action, including items such as scenic plane flights, dinners around town, sports tickets, vacations to the white sands of the Gulf Coast, a vacation for 4-7 nights to Marciano, Italy and more.
The Auburn High Jazz Band will perform live jazz and they will also have food catered by local chef Trey Dorsey.
Tickets are $40 but are limited and can only be purchased online at or by calling a board member at 334-745-2123.

The Auburn-Opelika Habitat for Humanity branch has built two homes this year, with four more scheduled for the rest of the year.