Written by Administrator Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:52
On Saturday, February 25, 2012 Habitat for Humanity of Jackson County (HFHJC) will host its Annual Chili Challenge from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Goose Pond Civic Center.
Not only is it a great family event during the cold winter months, but it also benefits a great organization here in Jackson County. The annual Chili Challenge is HFHJC’s only formal fundraiser of the year. All funds raised from the Chili Challenge will be used to build houses. This is possible since HFHJC operates via a board of directors currently made up of twelve volunteers without a physical office or paid staff.
Tickets for the Chili Challenge are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Children 6 and under enter free. Tickets may be purchased at Parkway and Laurel Street offices of First Jackson Bank, First Southern State Bank in Scottsboro and at the Chamber of Commerce. Your ticket includes entrance to the Chili Challenge, samples of up to 30 chili challengers’ chili, an opportunity to bid on silent auction items donated by our local and regional merchants, a chili hotdog lunch, one vote on the best chili and one chance in the drawing for a cash prize of $300.
There is still room for chili challengers. If you would like to be a chili challenger call Tina or Wally of Jackson Printing at 256-574-1351. There are so many things to do at the Chili Challenge you may have a hard time deciding what to do first! Visit Habitat for Humanity’s website, www.habitatjc.org, for more details, and check out the list of things that will be available for the silent auction.
Habitat for Humanity of Jackson County (HFHJC) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization whose goal is to build simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need of decent housing. Providing this housing in Jackson County in partnership with the families boosts family security, pride, confidence and ambition. Building costs are minimized by the use of volunteer labor, donated materials and discounted services when available. Homeowner mortgage payments are kept to a minimum by providing the homeowner with an interest free mortgage. HFHJC has completed its 11th home in Jackson County and will begin work on the 12th house in March of 2012.
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