SHIPSHEWANA – Well over 100 people now live in homes built by LaGrange County Habitat For Humanity.
Martha Mast and her four children are next in line. She has worked on other local Habitat for Humanity projects to build up her “sweat equity” hours.
Construction of the new home northwest of LaGrange is scheduled for later this summer.
The single biggest source of funds for projects like this is the annual benefit auction which is just a week away.
This year's auction is next Friday, August 1 at the Shipshewana Auction Barn starting at 3:30 p-m. Items include a single buggy, a Star of Heaven quilt, an Ariens 21 inch push mower, and furniture. Antiques, quilts, gift certificates and many other items will be auctioned.
The famous haystack supper is served beginning at 4 p-m. Food items for sale include 4-H meat, bake sale items, fried pies and ice cream.
Elaine Hostetler, of Lagrange County Habitat for Humanity, examines a trestle table that will be among the furniture offerings at the annual auction, slated for August 1 at the Shipshewana Auction Barn.