Habitat volunteers plan celebration

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, October 1, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
The Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity group has many things to celebrate and a special banquet has been planned for the group to coincide with World Habitat Day Oct. 6.
Among the highlights of the evening will be a presentation of a trip taken by Habitat members Terrence Breckenridge and Rusty Miller took to Paraguay, South America this summer, GBHFH executive director Alecia Glaize said.
Glaize said the pair formed friendships with several team members including a couple from Chicago and a college student from Washington, D.C.
The banquet will also be a celebration for the house currently under construction. The construction marks the 15th home built by the local volunteer group.
Karen McCauley, who serves as executive director of the Alabama association of Habitat Affiliates, will also be on hand to speak during the event.
The local organization has recently been given proper clearance to serve as Habitat volunteers for Escambia County.
Atmore Mayor Howard Shell will also be on hand to address Habitat volunteers and supporters.
The casual affair is open to anyone interested in Habitat projects, Glaize said.
Reservations for the banquet are required in advance, Glaize said. Reservations can be made by calling the GBHFH offices at 867-0095. Deadline for reservations is noon, Oct. 3.
Tickets are $10 per person with the banquet to be held at the First United Methodist Church beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6. The event is open to the public.

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