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Habitat has two homes under construction

The Habitat for Humanity of St. Francois County has many exciting things going on right now.

Construction of two new homes has begun.

Executive Director Linda Dickerson said House 15 at 403 South Jefferson in Farmington is for Tyler and Kathryn Serini. House 16 at 214 Adams Street in Park Hills will be for Amy Zaricor.

 “We have also recently signed a lease on a building to house our RE-Store and this will be located at 712-C East Main Street in Park Hills,” Dickerson said.

This store will be staffed by volunteers. It should be open by October.

“… We will have items related to building, remodeling and maintenance of a home and the items will be offered to sell to the general public and all proceeds to benefit HFH of St. Francois County,” she said 

If anyone has any items related to building and or home maintenance and repair that they would like to donate they can call 573-760-1702 to make arrangements to have them picked up. 

If anyone is interested in helping to staff the store, they are accepting volunteers for that as well and they can sign up by calling 573-760-1702.

Dickerson said House 14 in Bonne Terre is nearing completion and they are still in need volunteers to come lend a hand to get Greg and Ashly Johnson into their new home in the coming month. 

They are hosting their Third Annual Tasting Event fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the St. Paul Lutheran School and tickets are available for $25 each by calling 573-760-1702.

Admission includes a wine glass, wine tasting for the evening, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by the Baby Boomers Band and attendance prizes.

The tasting will feature nine wineries, as well as restaurants, and catering companies. Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle or the case. There will also be a silent auction.

 Monday was World Habitat Day.

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