Mooresville attorney cooking up a storm for Habitat


Mooresville attorney Ben Thomas will don his apron and chef’s hat this Sunday to support affordable housing in the Lake Norman area. Thomas is competing in the “Lake Norman Men That Cook” event to raise funds for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity.

He will be cooking up his signature crawfish étouffée—a dish he perfected during his law school days at Louisiana State University. Thomas and his sous chef, Mike Godley, will compete with more than a dozen other teams, all vying to be named King of the Grill.

This fundraising event is organized by the Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club to benefit more than 30 different nonprofit organizations. Event attendees vote for the dish of their choice with their ticket, and proceeds from that ticket benefit the team’s chosen nonprofit.

Thomas chose Our Towns Habitat because it is a cause near and dear to his family—he and his wife Angela actually met through a Habitat volunteer meeting. Watching families open the doors to a new home they helped build is an unforgettable experience, Thomas says.

Thomas and his law partners at Thomas, Godley & Grimes are thrilled to be sponsoring their first Habitat home this summer. Construction for the home begins in Mooresville this June.

The event will take place noon-3 p.m. March 25 at Langtree Plantation in Mooresville. Advance tickets for Lake Norman Men That Cook are $10. Visit the Lake Norman Men That Cook website for more information.