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Habitat Happenings
What a difference a week makes!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • Posted March 11, 2009

With the help of 24 traveling volunteers, the seventh home of Mason County Habitat for Humanity is quickly taking shape at 1207 Loving Street in the first week of it’s construction. The ‘speed build’, under the direction of Board Member/ Construction Supervisor Keith Kaan, is expected to be near completion in just 6 weeks! And as in the past, Kaan strives to find more and more ways to increase the functional and energy efficiency in the design of the three bedroom, 2 bath, 1,078 sq. ft. home.

The current set of traveling volunteers will be on the build site through March 20th for their phase of construction here in Mason and, as always, they have much praise for the local community. One comment overheard was “You know, the worst thing about being here in having to leave!.” These volunteers, who come from across the nation, provide a tremendous boost to the local building program and it is the affiliate’s pleasure to be their host. We couldn’t do it without them! Stop by the Loving Street build and involve yourself in the whirl of activity and good fellowship!

Simultaneously, local volunteers are gearing up for the Seventh Annual Spring Benefit! This year’s spectacular event will be held Saturday, May 16th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the San Saba River home of Gay and Logan Stevens. Tickets are now available at Sandstone Cellars Winery, Coffee Mug ‘n More and the Mason County Chamber of Commerce. A reminder that tickets to this popular event are limited and will once again go quickly (last year, all were taken a full month ahead!). Sponsorship opportunities are available and inquiries can be made to Board Member Amelia Banner at 325-347-5040 or to the office at 325-347-9591. As the major fundraiser for the local affiliate, the community is to be commended on the tremendous support of this grand event. Each and every year, the benefit’s organizers wonder if the previous event can ever be ‘topped’....which just makes them work more diligently to make sure it does!

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