Habitat for Humanity golf outing set for Aug. 10

Postponed because of weather in July, the Clinton County Habitat for Humanity golf tournament will be held Aug. 10 at Majestic Springs Golf Course.

There is available space for teams to play at Majestic Springs. Team entry fee is $300.

A hole sponsorship is $125.

This outing is part of the group’s charitable efforts to build affordable, secure housing in Clinton County.

Despite what some believe, Habitat for Humanity does not give away homes for free. Deserving families and individuals who qualify for the program repay a no-interest loan to the Habitat for Humanity organization. Most homes cost $50,000 to $70,000 and homeowners have a mortgage. Most recently, the county organization celebrated its very first mortgage completion.

The homeowners’ payments combined with charitable contributions allow the group to continue to build new homes for the next deserving homeowner. The group is working on two new homes in Blanchester, the 38th and 39th homes built.

The Habitat ReStore, located at 1032 Main Street near Houston’s Heating and Air Conditioning, is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. The ReStore has new and used household, hardware, lawn and garden supplies and is manned by volunteers or partner families who help the organizations.

For more information contact Len Perkins at 382-3736 or Wendell Compton at 987-2355.