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Habitat for Humanity hosts annual picnic

Can you build a home from a dollar bill? Volunteers and partner families attending LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity’s annual picnic, held at Delt Church Park on Saturday, can. Under direction of Ann Fremion, educator from the Purdue Extension Service, each person in attendance made an origami home from—yes—a dollar bill.

It was a fitting metaphor for the event, as Fremion, who teaches money management to LCHFH partner families, made the point that a home must be built on a firm foundation of God and that successful home ownership depends on wise financial decisions.

Nancy Block, coordinator of the LaGrange Farmers’ Market, presented tips for gardening. She explained how to make a seed tape from newspaper and how to do winter seeding in a milk jug. Each partner family went home with a packet or materials and instructions needed to complete these projects.

Mont Arnold, executive director, listed upcoming projects: completion of a roof on Westler Lake for the A Brush with Kindness program and beginning house # 26 on September 13. This home is in partnership with Martha Mast and her four children and is located on 1500 N 250 W near LaGrange.