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Habitat plans fish fry on Friday

Thursday, May 19, 2005

- Wendy Farrell and daughters own newest house built by Habitat for Humanity on North Leavitt St.

Less than a week after Clay County's Habitat for Humanity dedicated a newly constructed home to Wendy Farrell, it will raise money at the Jonah Fish Fry Friday.

The house located at 530 N. Leavitt St. is now home to Farrell and her three daughters, said Kevin Bowers, Habitat board member.

"We have to raise the funds to build our houses," Bowers said. Construction began in August 2004 with the organization not having all the finances it needed.

"We started building on faith," Bowers said. Now following the dedication, he said his organization has a surplus of funds.

The fourth Habitat house was dedicated Sunday including a speech from Mayor Tom Arthur, prayers and scripture readings, he said.

At the Fish Fry Friday they will continue to raise funds to build a fifth Habitat house in Clay County. The dinner will last from 4 to 8 p.m. and choices will include, the obvious, fish and a choice of two sides. Sides include baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert.

Bowers said much hardwork was put into the completion of the house on Leavitt Street.

"We had a lot of help. We're very appreciative," Bowers said.

Children under three eat for free Friday. Children ages 4 to 12 cost $4 and adults cost $6.50. Drive-through and carry out will be available.

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