Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Habitat for Humanity of Henderson bids farewell to Terry Emrick (top photo), President of the Board of Directors since July and welcomes Paul Bird, Jr. (bottom Photo) as its new President entering 2010. Both local businessmen have served on Habitat's Board for a number of years and been very involved with the organization's activities. Terry leaves Henderson as the President of The Bank of Henderson to take a similar position with a bank in Cynthiana, KY. He was chair of the Search Committee for Habitat's executive director in early 2008, has served on a number of administrative committees and was involved most recently in the Pickin' & Pedalin' Bike Tours last summer and as a construction volunteer on The Apostle's Build project at 511 Plum Street. Paul is with The Henderson Insurance firm. He has been active with Habitat's Family Services and Resource Development committees, was involved in securing the new ReStore location and developing Habitat's endowment and foundation.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Built and financed by eight local churches and Henderson's two Lions Clubs, the Apostle's Build house is progressing towards a pre-Thanksgiving completion and occupancy. Hope Eric finds that dawg's claw by then!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
A whole host of people in blue shirts aided participants in Saturday's Pickin' & Pedalin' bicycle tours. Most of Habitat's Board of Directors, members of the Resource Development and PnP committees, members of Pleasant Valley Christian and Henderson General Baptist churches and a crew from Kenergy Electric Co-Op volunteered their Saturday morning to make the event so successful.
With home-baked cookies and trail mix, plenty of shade trees and genuine down-home, country friendliness, the folks of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church, between Robards and Niagra, made the 62 mile trek through Henderson County worthwhile. More than two hundred cyclists stopped to rest at the church on their way to Hebbardsville and back to Henderson during the Pickin' & Pedalin bike tours for Habitat.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Until the rains stopped their efforts, volunteers from St. Paul's Episcopal, Airline and Finley Baptist churches and from the Henderson Noon Lions Club worked these past two Saturdays decking the roof and applying house wrap to the Apostles' Build at 511 Plum Street. Work continues each Saturday, progressing the construction of this residence in partnership with Eric and Casandra Bridges.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
L-R: Justin Jones, Natalie Hankins and Todd Blackburn will join Roger Campbell as new members of Henderson Habitat's Board of Directors starting July 1st. While Roger is a long-term volunteer with Habitat since its beginning in this community returning to the Board for another term, Justin, Natalie and Todd began a year or so ago working with the affiliate's Resource Development Committee, helping to organize this spring's Tri-Fest 5K Run and this August's Pickin & Pedalin Bike Tours in association with the Bluegrass in The Park festival. Justin has also worked with Habitat's Construction Committee and developed the plans currently being built as the Apostle's Build House.
Members from the Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Community Baptist and First Christian Churches have begun the long awaited "Apostles' Build" at 511 Plum Street. Eight congregations and three Lions Club organizations have joined resources and volunteers to build Henderson Habitat's first Energy Star compliant "green-built" house in partnership with Eric and Casandra Bridges. Saturday morning work crews in three weeks have laid the floor sytem and raised all the walls to the two bedroom 900 square foot house.
Thirty highschool volunteers from all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky through The KY YMCA Youth Association help move out materials from Habitat's ReStore on Klutey Park Plaza to its new facilities at 325 South Green Street. Mrs. Lou Ann Clark and Habitat homeowner Annie Sallie, regular ReStore workers ready the new and twice-as-large facility for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening Sale, Wednesday, July 1st at 11:30am. As of mid-afternoon, Friday, June 19th, Habitat was out of the Klutey Park Plaza building and on the move to South Green Street!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Nearly a dozen members of Evansville Runners & Walkers Club were the official timers of Saturday's 5K Run/Walk event. Thanks to this group of dedicated people who have provided the technical assistance for the past several years.
Henderson Habitat appreciates the whole host of volunteers, many sporting green volunteer shirts, who blocked intersections along the race course Saturday for the safety of the runners. Thanks also to the Rotaracts and others who assisted with registration prior to the race, members of the Breakfast Lions Club who assisted with the booth set up, and those who assisted in handing out the trophies after the race.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Mike Duncan crosses the finish line ahead of all 219 runners and walkers in the 5K race with a time of 17:54.8.
Male First Place Finishers/Age Bracket
14 and under: Caleb Jones, 25:19.2
15-19 yrs old: Chris Barron, 24:14.2
20-25 yrs old: Matthew Wallace, 22:00.3
26-30 yrs old: Lee Rudisill, 19:57.8
31-35 yrs old: Cory Staples, 19:25.2
36-40 yrs old: John Book, 18:55.4
41-45 yrs old: John Martin, 18:20.3
46-50 yrs old: Gene Mesker, 18:00.6
51-55 yrs old: Jeff Reising, 21:33.1
56-60 yrs old: Randy Edwards, 23:23.8
61-65 yrs old: Mike Wells, 22:13.7
66-99 yrs old: Robert Claridge, 23:52.6
Names and times of all participants were published the Sunday's The Gleaner newspaper, B-5
Mike Duncan with a time of 17:54.8 and Angela Morgan with a time of 20:35.4 were the overall male and female leaders of the 18th Annual Tri-Fest 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 18, to benefit Habitat's continuing work in Henderson.
A beautiful Saturday morning in the high 50s, low 60s, made for a great race event organized by Marty Littrel, Nancy Hankins, Laura Taylor Scott, Todd Blackburn, Bill Polk, Jr., Justin Jones, Paul Bird, Jr. and Steve Hargis. The 9am race started with the trumpeter's "Call to the Mark" by Tracey Payne, the commands called out by Darrell Lovell, the event's MC, and the shot fired by Habitat's Executive Director. Forty-five minutes or so later, 219 participants had crossed the finish line to a welcoming crowd of several hundred persons cheering their loved ones and friends on!
Thanks to Sarah Heath, event registrar and all who assisted her, to the Rotaracts, Habitat Board members, Thursday Crew, and other volunteers who helped with the race. A special thanks to the Greater Evansville Runners and Walkers Club timers for their technical assistance and to the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club.
Habitat also thanks the race's sponsors: The Methodist Hospital, Teague's Imperial Printing, Sureway Super Market, RC Cola, Henderson's KY Farm Bureau Insurance, River Bend Taxi & Delivery, Kenergy, Old National Bank, Rio Tinto Alcan, The Bank of Henderson, Big Rivers Electric, Raben Tire and Auto, Advance Device Solutuions and E-On/US.