By Anna McNeill
The 2nd Annual Clare County Habitat for Humanity Pig Roast was held on Saturday, June 21 at the Harrison Moose Lodge where community members could get a delicious dinner for only $8. Along with the dinner of pork, turkey, rabbit, corn on the cob and all the other fixings, those who attended were able to participate in a 50/50 raffle, a large silent auction and basket prizes all donated from local businesses.
Executive Director Carey Harris would like to thank the sponsors for their generous donations: Chemical Bank for a basket for basket raffle, Board Members for donating a baskets for basket raffle, Scott Losey and Losey family for the food, cooking and setting up for pig roast, Harrison Do It Center for the grand prize of a $1000.00 gift card for the raffle, Witbeck’s for a $250.00 gift certificate 2nd prize raffle, Elm Creek Lawn & Landscape for a $100.00 gift certificate 3rd prize raffle, Monte’s Family Restaurant for a certificate for pizza for the silent auction, Mark Heckman for 2 pictures for silent auction, Husky Metal Roofs Inc. for a $500.00 off roofing purchase of $2000.00, Ponderosa Steak House for 2 buffet dinners w/drinks, Nitro Computers & Friends if Park &Rec for mouse and pad, Jims Body Shop & Clare County Friends of Parks & Rec. for a pink sweat shirt & hat, MacLean’s Pharmacy for a gift bag full of MIKA products, Sherry Combs for a basket of stationary, framed glass and large sail boat picture, Smokin Hott for a $20.00 gift certificate, Momma Cillie’s for a 2 $10.00 gift cards, Suzy’s Salon & Spa for 8 Tanning sessions, Clare Super Wash for 2 $8.00 super washes, General Jims for 4 skull coffee mugs, Reinke’s for wood fish picture frame, The Tamaracks Golf Course for 18 Holes of golf for 2, Woods Furniture for a DVD player, Jay’s Sporting Goods for a Bushnell Rifle dusk & dawn scope, Clare Family Farm Supply for a Multi-Function Hand Held Spotlight, Seiter Brothers True Value for a Crystal wall sconce light fixture, Snow Snake MT. for a zip Line tour for two $110.00 Value,Cops and Donuts for donating donut holes for dessert, Steve’s Country Market for 10 dozen cookies, Hungry Howies for a silent auction coupon for 4 free 3 toppings medium pizza’s, Value Land for 50 ears of corn, Doherty Hotel Clare for 4 $10.00 gift certificates, The Harrison Moose Lodge for the space and help through the night, Point of Light Massage for a 1 hour massage coupon for the silent auction, Mr & Mrs. Losey for the food, time and 3 silent auction items a crystal glass bird and 2 lawn art items, Mc Andrew Photography for a 100.00 family sitting portrait coupon for the silent auction and Curves Complete in Clare for a 30 day member ship coupon for the silent auction.
The Grand prize was won by the Women’s Fellowship 1st Congregational Church. The prize $1,000.00 Harrison Lumber Do-It Center Card was present to Pam Miller who said it would be put to good use with the Church.
1st prize was a $250.00 Witbeck’s grocery gift certificate and it was won by Linda Springall, from Highland Township, MI. She has a 2nd home here in Harrison and Harris met her at her Garage sale where she bought a ticket for the event! She is very greatful that even though she wasn’t present that Harris is mailing her prize.
The 2nd prize, from Elm Creek Lawn and Landscape center in Farwell, was a $100.00 gift certificate and it was won by Don Atkinson who has been living in Harrison for many years. He was present at the pig roast and received his gift certificate on Saturday the 21st of June. Both Don and his wife Bonnie enjoy going to Elm Creek to shop and they were grateful also.
With all raffle ticket sales, the 50/50 raffle and the admission fee, Habitat was able to raise $2,732.
Harris said that the money raised will be going to finishing up the repairs at the Farwell home that they are currently working on. The hope is that the new family will be able to be in their closed home by this August and these funds will help make that happen.
The major projects for this house repair is working on redoing the flooring in the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, living room, hallways and hallway closets. Any extra money left over will be used towards working on a critical repair that Habitat will be working on until Fall.
“We want to help as many families as we can and with us doing the pig roast and the community helping the way they did, we can continue to help,” Harris said. “The board of directors and I want to thank everyone for their support and thank them for a wonderful event. See you next year for our 3rd annual pig roast. We are all looking forward to it!”
Harris wished to send out a BIG thanks to the Habitat families that attended, the Harrison Moose Lodge for hosting and supporting the event and Scott Losey and his parents for all their hard work.