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story.lead_photo.caption Amelia Bautista (second from left) is joined by her children, Bryndell Cook (from left), Byanca Cook, Bliyge Cook and Bryton Cook, on Aug. 11 at Heels and Hammers in support of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County's Women Build. - Photo by Carin Schoppmeyer

TheatreSquared and a couple hundred of its closest friends got together Aug. 10 at Record in Bentonville as the professional theater company launched its 12th season.

Guests were treated to a preview of the theater's production of Fun Home. The production debuted Wednesday and will run through Sept. 17. Martin Miller, executive director, told kickoff guests, TheatreSquared is staging the first major regional production following the musical's New York premiere.

Season kickoff

Who: TheatreSquared

What: The professional theater company kicked off its 12th season

When: Aug. 10

Where: Record in Bentonville

Next: Fun Home, through Sept. 17

Information: (479) 445-6333 or theatre2.org

Heels and Hammers

Who: Habitat for Humanity of Washington County

What: Proceeds from the third annual event help support Women Build.

When: Aug. 11

Where: Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale

The season will also include productions of The Champion, Oct. 11-Nov. 5; It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Nov. 29-Dec. 31; The Humans, Jan. 24-Feb. 18; Vietgone, March 14-April 8; and The Hound of the Baskervilles, April 25 and May 20.

Contributors on hand for the kickoff included Margaret and Dick Rutherford, Rosemary and George Faucette, Lynn Carver, Tina and David Bogle, Jane and Dave Gearhart, Elaine and Dave Longer, Janet and Jimm Hendren, Alan Dranow, Stacy and Rod Bigelow, Terry and Mike Johnson, Dan Ferritor, Joyce Stafford and Pamm and Paul Prebil.

Co-hosts for the kickoff were Becky and Bob Alexander, Ivey and Shawn Barney, Terrye and Patric Brosh, Cynthia Coughlin, Sandy Edwards, Rhonda and Harrison French and Meza Harris.

Habitat for Humanity of Washing County supporters helped nail support for the nonprofit organization's Women Build initiative at the third annual Heels and Hammers benefit Aug. 11 at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale.

Women Build offers women from all backgrounds an opportunity to learn new skills while building Habitat for Humanity homes. The program also draws attention to the fact the majority of Habitat for Humanity homeowners are single moms -- 75 percent nationally and 90 percent in Washington County.

The cost of building a Habitat home is approximately $80,000. A partner family puts in hundreds of hours helping build the home, then purchases it at cost from the nonprofit organization by repaying a no-interest mortgage in monthly payments not more than 30 percent of their income. Those payments go back to supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.

Those hammering support for Habitat included Blake Woolsey, Eileen Bowles Jennings, Lindsley and Stephen Smith, Jamie Davis, Anita Cowan, Karen Gray, Morgan Stubbs, Allison and Jeff Pederson and Sarah Pine.

For more event photos -- nwadg.com/photos/society.

Columnist Carin Schoppmeyer can be reached by email at cschoppmeyer@nwadg.com.

NAN Profiles on 08/27/2017

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