This event is the Launch Party for Purl's Yarn Emporium's "Local Hero," a locally sourced, spun, and dyed yarn dedicated to celebrating individuals who serve our local community through their commitment to justice, equality, and creativity. The event will be held downtown at our neighbor Jubilee on Wall street. We hope to make this a festive evening focused on the sharing of the stories behind the making of the yarn and the living local heroes the first 4 colorways of the yarn is named for: Franzi Charen of Asheville Grown, Amy Cantrell of Beloved House, DeWayne Barton of Hood Huggers, and Barbara Vassallo of Mountain Lady Farm Project. 25% of sales of each colorway will go to a community project chosen by each hero. Our hope is that the highlighting of each of these heroes and the work they do will lead to further donations of time, talent, and money to the awesome projects they work on and the unique communities they serve. We will also hear from the farmers and mill that created the yarn.Tickets will begin being available at the store Wednesday, August 3. Tickets are FREE, but if you reserve your tickets by August 29 (the "Local Hero Superhero" ticket) then you get your name entered twice for the super awesome "Everything Local" door prize gift basket! If you reserve your tickets by September 14 (the "Local Hero Sidekick" ticket) then you get your name entered once for the super awesome "Everything Local" door prize gift basket! If you just show up the night of, it's still free, and you still get to hear the awesome stories of the Local Heroes and the awesome fiber heroes who created the yarn, but you don't have a chance for the "Everything Local" door prize gift basket. So get your tickets asap and please SAVE THE DATE of this event!