Fundraiser set for Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County

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ROCHELLE — Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County is pleased to announce it is holding its annual prime rib dinner on Friday, May 5 at the Rochelle United Methodist Church at 6 p.m.

The annual event is the organization’s largest fundraiser.

Vanessa White-Broome, Executive Director of HFH of Ogle County said the event this year will feature a silent auction and family-oriented entertainment provided by Circus Boy, which is described as a circus comedy show.

“This year our entertainment will be provided by Bobby ‘Circus Boy’ Hunt. He is a Christian entertainer and is interactive with the crowd…he does fun things such as juggling and impersonations, and is promising to be an action-packed show,” White-Broome said. “I’m excited and we are hoping kids, parents, young and old will enjoy.”

The event will also feature a fancy dessert auction where guests can bid for a sweet treat.

Along with the dessert auction and silent auction, there will also be some giveaways.

Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling White-Broome at 815-440-6598 or by mailing a request and payment to PO Box 306, Ashton, IL, 61006. Please include a phone number to request a phone confirmation.

Tickets will be held at the church door on the night of the event. Due to the need for an advance count, tickets will not be available at the door.

“HFH of Ogle County has partnered with a family in Rochelle this year and is looking for sponsors and volunteers regarding the build and the dinner,” White-Broome said. “Habitat homes are purchased interest free by deserving hard working families. They are build largely by volunteer labor from local individuals, groups, and tradesmen and funded through local contributions.”

HFH of Ogle County continually seeks funds, donations, and volunteers to help keep the final mortgage as low as possible. Anyone interested in helping or for more information can contact White-Broome at the number listed above or through email at vanessawhite82@yahoo.com.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry with more than 1,400 local affiliates in the U.S. and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Since 1976, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 6.8 million people worldwide.

HFH builds safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with homeowner families, sponsors, and volunteers.

Through “sweat equity,” the future homeowner works alongside the volunteers in the house in many phases of the project including cleaning the build site, working on their home or a home for another family, or even assisting in administrative duties.