Five strive for pretension of Mr. Habitat

March 23, 2016 - garden totes

Do we have a clarity of humor?

Are we generous?

If so, organizers of a Mr. Habitat Pageant wish you’ll attend an eventuality designed to be fun, while lifting income for a good cause.

The 2016 Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity Mr. Habitat Pageant is set for Apr 9 in Hopkins Arena during Midland University. The amicable hour starts during 6 p.m. Dinner is during 6:45 with a manifestation during 7 p.m. The open is invited.

This year’s contestants are:

Antonio Barber, conduct partner wrestling manager for a men’s and women’s wrestling programs during Midland University;

Ben Peters, a dentist during Fremont Family Dentistry;

Rick Colgan, editor of a Legal Business Reporter publication;

Steve Kracl, owners of a LA Fire Proof Door Co., in Fremont;

Tehl Keslar, sales routine review manager for Smeal Fire Apparatus in Snyder.

As in a past, contestants essay to lift supports before a pageant. Donors might squeeze tables, fixing that male they’d like to see turn Mr. Habitat. The competitor who raises a many supports and earns a best measure during a manifestation will explain a Mr. Habitat pretension for a year.

During a event, a contestants will benefaction a organisation dance.

The 5 contestants afterwards will be judged in a talent, formalwear, beachwear and glamour categories.

Contestants tend to get artistic with a talent portion, pronounced Joy McKay, executive director.

In a past, a manifestation has had good singers and dancers and humorous presentations.

“They can be as artistic as they want,” McKay said.

Contestants also have finished other things to lift supports such as giving out cookies or T-shirts.

Besides a expel of contestants, a eventuality includes a wordless auction. Volunteer Leon Sperling has done drink totes. The tote, that resemble apparatus boxes, have 6 places for drink bottles.

Community residents are decorating a totes. For instance, one is being flashy as a garden tote.

“People get really artistic with these things. It always amazes me,” she said.

A raffle is designed as well. Growlers (larger containers) of drink will be partial of that. The tip raffle esteem will be a Yeti cooler.

Event tickets are $50 per chairman or a list for $450. A corporate-sponsored list for 8 is $1,000 and an event-sponsored list is $2,500.

Tickets might be purchased during a Habitat bureau during 701 E. Dodge St. or online at:

Organizers wish 500 people will attend a eventuality this year. Last year, a eventuality lifted $25,000. The idea for 2016, after expenses, is $35,000.

Funds lifted by a eventuality assistance build houses for would-be homeowners.

Habitat uses proffer labor and donated materials to build simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Families compensate behind a cost of building a home during no seductiveness terms they can afford, and by “sweat equity” hours.

Last year, a internal Habitat group built a 75th house.

This year, supports will assistance build 3 new homes and rehabilitating 3 other homes for area residents.

“This is a large fundraiser for a year,” McKay said.

McKay hopes area residents will attend a event.

“The guys who are competing always have fun doing it,” she said. “It’s really interactive. It’s a fun event, though it also raises supports that can assistance us build homes. It’s for a good cause.”

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