Habitat to celebrate 25th year at March 9 gala

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity invites the community to attend its Silver Anniversary Gala on March 9 at 5 p.m., at LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington.

The theme is "Cruising into the Future," and Jeremy Nix will be the master of ceremonies.

Steve Ness, a local auctioneer, will conduct a silent auction and a live auction. Items available for bidding have been donated by businesses in Huntington, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette and South Bend.

Donations already received include a car detailing at Pace Auto, autographed Indiana University and Purdue University basketballs, a homemade dinner, plus admissions to regional museums, plays and concerts.

The gala will also offer an opportunity to meet several Habitat homeowners and hear their stories.

Local businesses supporting the event are Wells Fargo Bank, Event Sponsor, and Beacon Credit Union, event co-sponsor. There is an opening for one more event co-sponsor.

Local artist Rose Meldrum created the artwork that will be displayed on the front of the event program.
Tickets include a meal and dessert.

Reservations can be made by contacting Huntington County Habitat at 356-7425 or info@hchabi tat.org or through a member of the Habitat Board of Directors, Joe Burgess, Norrie Friesen, Adam Fusselman, Justin Wall, Jo Ann Burnau, Monique Dennis, Pam Felix, Karen Hinshaw, Sue Rumple, Jeff Teusch, Sue Wilhelm, Dick Wymer, Bob Zahm or Stan Denbo.

Funds raised at the gala will be used to construct and/or rehab homes for the families who are currently working their way through the application process and preparing to become homeowners.