The annual Festival of Trees, benefitting Habitat for Humanity, will again be held at the Benzie Area Historical Museum on Thanksgiving weekend. Hours for the event are 10-6 on Saturday, November 26 and 11-4 on Sunday, November 27. The event is to sell a large collection of beautifully decorated real and artificial Christmas trees (large and small), real and artificial wreaths, and other holiday decorations that will be sold by silent auction. Volunteers from various community organizations have done the decorations, proceeds will benefit Benzie Habitat. Entry donations will be split between Habitat for Humanity and the Museum.
In addition to the holiday decorations for people to enjoy and purchase, there will be a reading by Dr. Lisa Musgrave, local Beulah dentist, of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory on Saturday, November 26 at 4:00 pm. AND on Sunday, November 27th between 1:30 and 2:00 PM Jane Purkis will read the classic poem “The Night before Christmas”. Kay Noah will read a Cajun rendition of the poem, complete with alligators.
Our recent golf outing was a success once again! Thank you to all our supporters, and to the golfers who joined us on a beautiful September day. We are looking forward to our 10th Annual Dan Straubel Memorial Outing next year on September 10th, 2017. SAVE THE DATE!
The Stormcloud Brewing Company will be hosting a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County this Saturday, November 21, from 4 pm until 6 pm. 50% of the proceeds generated during this time period will be donated to Habitat. Information regarding HFHBC will be available during this time and questions are welcomed!
The annual Festival of Trees will again be held at the Benzie Area Historical Museum on Thanksgiving weekend. Hours for the event are 10-6 on Saturday, November 28 and 11-4 on Sunday, November 29. The event includes a large collection of real and artificial Christmas trees (large and small), wreaths, and other holiday decorations that will be sold by silent auction with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County.
In addition to the holiday decorations and a display Special Christmas decorations from the museum, there will be a reading by Karen Anderson of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory on Saturday, November 28 at 4:00 pm.
Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County
Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Mistwood Golf Course, Lake Ann
Additional information and registration form may be downloaded here: 2015 Golf Registration Form
Naomi Smith and her children, Kierra and Caleb, have been selected as our newest Habitat Partner Family, with a home to be built on Habitat property not far from the Habitat ReStore off Route 31 north of Honor. The road into this new development is named in memory of Helen Scott, long time committed member of our affiliate.
On Sunday, August 9, at 4:00 p.m. the public is invited to a brief Ground Blessing Ceremony Service to be held at the build site. There will be an opportunity to meet Naomi and her family, along with members of the Benzie Habitat Board and the Family Services Committee. Naomi currently lives in Honor, and works at PaPa J’s Restaurant, where she is a familiar and welcome waitress. Naomi and her family will be helping with the build, thereby fulfilling the Habitat required “Sweat Equity” hours.
The coordinator for the build is John Schaub, a licensed contractor who has worked on several Habitat homes over the past years. Habitat depends upon volunteers from the community to help with the construction. It is planned that the construction hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Persons or organizations willing to help are invited to call our Habitat Office, (231) 399-0300, or visit the website at benziehabitat.org, where you can print and mail the Volunteer Form to the Habitat Office.
We are in desperate need of volunteers for donation pickups. If you can afford four to six hours a week to help us, please contact Dawn at 325-7750. Volunteers need to be able to move furniture and appliances with the appropriate moving equipment that Habitat provides.
We are currently losing donations because we cannot respond in a timely manner to requests for pickups for donations, so please call Dawn if you have any spare time. Thank you!
Starting March 17 hours for the ReStore are Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The annual Festival of Trees will again be held at the Benzie Area Historical Museum on Thanksgiving weekend. Hours for the event are 10-6 on Saturday November 29 and 11-4 on Sunday November 30. The event includes a large collection of Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations that will be sold by silent auction with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County.
In addition to the holiday decorations, and a display of 50 Christmas Creches from around the world, there will be a special display of the Museum’s “Downton Abbey” era vintage clothing.
A Breakfast for Dinner will be held at the Blaine Christian Church Fellowship Hall on October 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Menu includes homemade brats and sausages, pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, fried apples, milk, coffee, and tea. A free will offering is requested. All proceeds benefit Habitat of Humanity of Benzie County with additional support from Thrivent Financial.