PAULDING – How many of you can catch a pig? I mean a tall pig that can run on two feet and can run pretty fast? If you think you can, the Habitat for Humanity of Paulding County invites you to the annual hog run which will be held on October 11 at the Paulding County Fairgrounds.
The mission of Habitat is to build a safe and affordable home. You can find a Habitat home in Antwerp, Paulding, Melrose and Haviland. House number eight is in the planning stages.
Habitat for Humanity began with a large gift of monies that gave the committee the ability to start building. As the families pay their mortgage we then have funds available to put toward the next house. Even though this is a good system, monies do not come in that fast and thus we must do various fund raisers. That’s where the community can help.
The Hog Run is a 5K, or a 2 mile walk or a bike ride. Children, strollers, even pets are all welcome to come with parents, grandparents, friends and sitters. If you don’t want to walk, run, creep, or crawl then come to the hog roast between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Come earlier and cheer the runners as they come to the finish line. And I wonder who will catch the pig?
Habitat has a website that you can visit and register for the hog run. You also can sign up for a sponsorship for the 5K or make a donation. Find the website at: www.habitatpauldingcounty.org.
For any questions contact Glenna Stabler, Mary Clark, Jane Gray, or a Habitat for Humanity member. New members are always welcome to join.
Meetings are held at the Myers building on the east side of the courthouse at 4:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. If you have had anything to do with the building of any of the homes for residents of Paulding County, the committee wants to thank you and hope we can continue building with the success of this year’s hog run.