• Recap of our 25th Anniversary Celebrations

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Community, Connect with Habitat., Dedication, Events, Family Partners, Habitat for Humanity, Habitat Happenings, Nail Drive, Volunteers

    Many thanks to everyone who came out to our three events this month to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! Take a look below at the recap of our events in photos:

    September 13th: Nail Drive for our 86th Home

    On Saturday, September 13th we started our celebrations off with the Nail Drive Ceremony for our 86th partner family, Danielle Zamora-Clark and her 3 children. A beautiful morning and a great first day of building!



    Presenting the golden hammer

    Presenting the golden hammer


    September 20th: 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Our 25th Anniversary Celebration was held at South Middle School. In attendance included guest speaker Jose Quinonez, Director of Volunteer & Advocacy Engagement and Habitat International, Mayor Amyx, and Lawrence Habitat’s founder, Reverend John Gingerich.

    Following our speakers and the presentation of our 2014 Volunteer Award winners, guests enjoyed tasty treats provided by Pachamama’s and Eileen’s Bakery, and were able to browse 25 years worth of archives on display.

    Volunteer Award winners: Program volunteer of the year: Joel Rosenberger, Spirit of Service Award: Linda Jalenak, Millard Fuller Young Philanthropist Award: Sadie Keller, Jerry Feese ReStore Volunteer Award: Joyce Chamberlin, Tom Church Construction Volunteer Award: Lawrence Home Builders Association

    Bobbie Flory (Lawrence Home Builders Assoc.), Linda Jalenak, Joel Rosenberger, Joyce Chamberlin, Sadie Keller

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    September 27th: Dedication of the Comfort Neighborhood

    The completion of our 16 home neighborhood named in honor of the late Clay Comfort was a great time. The unveiling of the Comfort brick memorial was special, with Clay’s widow Ardis there to help celebrate and honor one of Lawrence Habitat’s most dedicated volunteers. Following the unveiling, everyone enjoyed a pancake feed by Chris Cakes, the artistic talents of Balloon Man Bill, and the beautiful fall weather.

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    You can see a clip from 6News Lawrence about the event here.





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