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The 2nd Annual March Meltdown for Habitat for Humanity is just around the corner

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Make plans to come to Wheeler’s Bar and Grill in Harmony on Saturday, March 2nd for the March Meltdown festivities and support Habitat for Humanity.

The afternoon begins with a double elimination bean bag tournament beginning at 3:00pm. The entry fee is $20 per team. You could come out a winner! 1st place is a $100 Visa© Gift Card, 2nd place is a $50 Visa© Gift Card donated by First Southeast Bank in Harmony, and 3rd place is a Large Pizza from Village Square in Harmony and 4 tickets to the Jem Theater. Many challenges are planned for other door prizes as well.

The Chili and Dessert Cook Off begins at 5:00pm with your free will donation. Taste the chilies and desserts submitted by some local chefs. If you would like to enter your chili or dessert please call Megan (507-459-4199) by February 28th. Prizes for the best chilies and desserts are 1st place- $100 Visa© Gift Card, 2nd place - $50 Visa© Gift Card donated by First Southeast Bank in Harmony, and 3rd place - $25 gift card to Harmony, Rushford, or Preston Foods.

New this year a silent auction will be going on throughout the afternoon and evening with some great donations collected.

Rounding out the evening will be the Meat Raffle. Come and purchase raffle tickets and win great meat packages from Oak Meadow Meats. Tickets are $1, $2, and $5 for different meat packages. Come with some cash and be prepared to try to win some meat!

So put March 2nd on your calendar and we will see you at Wheeler’s to support Habitat for Humanity.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity builds with Insulated Concrete Forms, a concrete-and-foam wall system that results in a very air tight, very well insulated home. Inside the walls, the homes incorporate energy efficient appliances, low-allergen flooring and low-flow plumbing fixtures; all in addition to a rigorous homeowner education process that includes home maintenance and energy conservation.

As a result, third party testing found each home to be 50 percent more efficient than a standard new home. Habitat homeowners in similar homes built by Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties have seen an annual utility savings up to $400 over the MN average!

To qualify for a Habitat home, families must currently live in substandard housing, be unable to obtain a conventional loan from a bank, have the resources to pay a monthly mortgage and be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Before moving into a Habitat home, families must contribute 300 hours of “sweat-equity” to the building of the home and must make a modest down payment.

Habitat for Humanity-Winona County built its first home in Winona County in 1994. Since then, 45 homes have been built. In addition to the 25 homes within the city of Winona, Habitat has built homes in Lewiston, St. Charles, Minnesota City, Altura, Stockton and Rushford.

Volunteers interested in helping with Habitat for Humanity projects or offering donations may call the Habitat for Humanity–Winona County office at 507-457-0003 or visit our website at www.habitatwinona.org.

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