New Beginnings Community Center organized the fundraiser.
The event, a Country Fair, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Brendan House, located at 4079 Sound Avenue, and will feature live music with the Boot Scoot Boogie Band, pig and duck races, and kids' corner and inflatable toy, games, raffles, contests, prizes, and food.
Individuals can sponsor and name their own pig for $100 or duck for 50.
The Brendan House will help to bring local teen Michael Hubbard, who was badly injured after a gel candle explosion two years ago, home to Riverhead. The facility is a new group home that's being created for people suffering from traumatic brain injury, which Michael suffered after his tragic accident.
The community has come together to help fund renovations on the Sound Avenue home: Recently, the Riverhead Rotary Club presented New Beginnings Community Center with a check for $5,000, to help fund renovations of the Brendan House.
At the recent Riverhead Rotary event were Sandi and Marshall Aykroyd, parents of Brendan Knight Akroyd, a young man who also sustained traumatic brain injury. He died in June, 2011, and the Brendan House is named in his honor.
Nancy Reyer, mother of Michael Hubbard, was also onhand. Her son has been grappling with TBI as a result of the severe burns he suffered as a result of the accident on May, 28, 2011.
Michael will turn 17 in September and will have a room in the Brendan House.
New Beginnings has now obtained all town permits needed to begin construction; the state health department has also issued the necessary approvals.
"We're ready to go," Alysson Scerri of New Beginnings Community Center said. She said this week that the facility was given the green light for eight bedrooms.
Many caring and skilled volunteers have offered their services and donations of materials from building supply companies have also poured in, Scerri said.
But funds are still needed: The organization still must raise an estimated $75,000 to $100,000 in additional donations to complete the project.
To that end, fundraising efforts for New Beginnings continue for the Brendan House.
The nonprofit corporation held its 5th Annual Summer Gala at the Long Island Aquarium in August.
Most recently, a fundraiser was held with Sky Dive Long Island and the All Star bowling alley teaming up for Sky Bowling.