Monday, April 27, 2009

100+ join in 47th Ground Breaking Celebration

More than 100 people surrounded Eric and Casandra Bridges Sunday afternoon, April 26, during the ground breaking for their new home, Habitat's 47th in Henderson. Members from six of the seven churches and two Henderson Lions Clubs committed to this special projected designated "The Apostles' Build" turned over shovels of dirt at the build site to celebrate the start of construction.
In addition to the Breakfast and Noon Lions Clubs and the Lions Club International Foundation, the house will be financed and built by volunteers from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Baptist Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Airline Baptist Church, Finley Baptist Church and Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Members from The Presbyterian Church and members and staff of the 09 Henderson County Football Team will also participate in the construction efforts.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bluegrass Festival's Pickin' & Pedalin' Bike Tour: August 8th

Steve Hargis stands between last year's 100th and 101st cyclists who stopped and rested at the Hebbardsville Volunteer Fire Department along the 62 Mile Route in the annual Bluegrass Festival Pickin & Pedalin' Bike Tour. Many teams also entered the tour from all around the tri-state area. The event features a 12 mile route, 38 mile route and the 62 mile route through much of south-eastern Henderson County.
This year's event will be held Saturday morning, August 8. Pre-registrations will be accepted soon.

The 18th Annual Tri-Fest 5K Run/Walk Race Committee deserves a great deal of appreciation for their many hours of detailed planning and hard work. L-R: Justin Jones, Natalee Hankins, Todd Blackburn, Chairman Marty Littrel, Paul Bird, Laura Taylor Scott. Absent from the picture was Bill Polk, Jr. Also absent was Steve Hargis without whose counsel the Committee acknowledges their work would have been much more difficult. Retired from Habitat, Steve nearly singled-handedly prepared races in previous years.

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.

John Mathias rolled across the finish line ahead of more than half the runners in Saturday's Tri-Fest 5K Run/Walk event benefitting Henderson Habitat. An annual participant in the race, John athleticism inspired many others along the course when muscles were tiring and the will to keep on running was waning. Thanks, John!
John Mathias is a member of Habitat's Board of Directors and serves on the Family Services Committee. He is the Marketing Manager for Henderson's Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Female First Place Finishers

Angela Morgan crosses the finish line with a time of 20:35.4 to lead all female participants in Saturday's 5K Run/Walk
Female First Place Finishers/Age Bracket
14 yrs & under: Amber pool, 25:22.2
15-19 yrs: Brittany Hybarger, 23:18.7
20-25 yrs: Chelesa Mills, 25:23.8
26-30 yrs: Angela Reckelhoff, 21:18.0
31-35 yrs: Erica Cobb,27:23.4
36-40 yrs: Holly Nelson, 22:34.5
41-45 yrs: Kendra Schoffstall, 24:18.7
46-50 yrs: Susan Cline, 21:39.3
51-55 yrs: Jean Ivy, 25:43.0
56-60 yrs: Nancy Hirsch, 28:22.2
61-65 yrs: Marie Roeder, 34:24.5
66-99 yrs: Genevieve Perry: 32:41.4
Names and times of all participants was published in Sunday's The Gleaner newspaper, B-5

First Place Finishers

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

219 Run/Walk 5K for Habitat

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.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Number 47

Announcing the
Ground Breaking
Henderson Habitat's
4:00pm, Sunday, April 26
To be the New Home of Eric & Casandra Bridges
511 Plum Street
off South Green Street, between Ingram and Adams Streets
To be Financed and Built by Volunteers from
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Trinity Lutheran Church
Community Baptist Church
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Airline Baptist Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Finley Baptist Church
Henderson's Breakfast Lions Club
Henderson's Noon Lions Club
The Lions Club International Foundation
The public is invited to attend and participate!
For more information, please call (270) 869-9011