This weekend will be full of busy events for the Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity beginning with the groundbreaking of the group's fourth house and the dedication of the third house. Discussion was held on both events at the Aug. 19 meeting of the Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity board.
Groundbreaking for house four will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 303 County Road in Monett, located next to Cliff's Crafts. The home will be built for the Peracta family, and the public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony..
At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity will host the house dedication for Carrie and Fred Jobe and family. The event will take place at the home located at 401 N. Eighth St. in Monett. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church located at Seventh and Cale.
At the Aug. 19 board meeting Construction Supervisor Jim Copeland reported that the foundation for house four should be formed on Friday of this week and ready for the Saturday work day. Copeland discussed the possibilities of building a storage unit on the back of a lot for Habitat storage. This proposal was tabled until more information could be gathered.
The treasurer's report was given, and the minutes of the July meeting were accepted. It was decided that the tithe check derived from the Thrivent check would be divided and sent to Haiti and to Nicaragua.
President Karen Nevin discussed the need to get the message of Habitat out to the churches and the community.
"We need to get our message out there," said Nevin. "If we do this, the assistance and money will follow."
Discussion was held on the organization's website and the different possibilities of how information can be added. The website access is www.monett-purdy-hfh.com.
Those attending the August meeting were: Phyllis Garrett, Karen Nevin, Walt Hamer, Brianna Petersen, Jon Suit, Jane Overeem, Ron Overeem, Donna Hammond, Jim Copeland, Linda Schelin, Vicky McGuire, Bob and Marlene Mareth and Judy Hudson.