The annual Hoedown for The Haven on August 23 was a big success. More than 180 people filled Strauss Auditorium, transformed into an open-air barn for the night. Guests enjoyed the Low Country Boil, provided by Mountain Gourmet Catering from the Fall’s Landing, while the Crooked Pine Band shared their special music with listeners and dancers. Thanks to the generosity of a multitude of sponsors, donations at the event, the silent auction and ticket purchases, over $14,000 was raised in support of The Haven’s mission. Money raised from the silent auction was specifically designated for playground equipment for the new Haven Family House.