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Special event planned for historic Cluster Springs Home

The staff and youth of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes have been working hard in preparation for the upcoming special event “Re-opening the Door to Sunnyview at Cluster Springs.”  

Since the home has been closed for close to a year due to water damage in an enclosed fire escape, the cob webs, dust and weeds have taken over the historic 19th century home.  

For the youth, this is a challenge that they gladly embrace.

 “This a beautiful house,” said Patrick Henry youth Erica Spear.  “I wish it was for the girls, not just the boys.”

The Advisory Board of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes worked hard on the event’s plans and are hopeful that enough monies will be raised from the event to repair the damage in order for the Patrick Henry boys to return as soon as possible.  

 “Due to the incredible generosity of area businesses, we will have an incredible silent auction that evening,” said advisory board member Beth Ferguson.  “Silent auction items include a week’s stay at a wonderful beach house in Duck, N.C.; several opportunities for overnight stays at area bed and breakfast establishments as well as area hotels; a Halifax County fair package; a hot air balloon ride; cabin stays at Staunton River State Park and Occoneechee State Park; a Ruger rifle; dinner for four at The Molasses Grill and much, much more.”

The benefit is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cluster Springs home located at 7005 Huell Matthews Highway in Alton. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the choir of Patrick Henry will deliver special music during the evening.   

For more information about the event including ticket information, telephone 434-392-4073 or visit and click events.