A couple months ago, the actor Channing Tatum was in a movie called Logan Lucky. He had a pretty unconventional way of of promoting this movie....a cross-country road trip. He met & surprised people across North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, talking with them and learning more about the places his movie was set.
One of the places he stopped was Boone. One of the people he met was Allison Jennings, the director of Watauga County Habitat. She made him dinner and let him camp in her backyard. He learned about life in Boone and her life at Watauga Habitat. She told him about the annual fundraiser, a live auction, not expecting anything to come of it.
Later, Watauga Habitat received from Mr. Tatum a donation of over $2,000 of Harley-Davidson gear to be used as auction (one of them being the jacket I am holding). Tonight at the auction, they were one of the highest bid-on items. At a nonprofit, every dollar makes a difference. Perhaps his donation means a family receives their house sooner rather than later. Perhaps it payed to decorate a child’s bedroom, perhaps it means a safe backyard space. No matter what is was, we at Watauga Habitat are grateful.
Channing Tatum, what you did may have been small fries to you, but was big potatoes for us. We thank you for listening and for doing, and we welcome you in Watauga anytime. #JimmyLogansRun