Wow, it’s hard to believe 2010 is almost over! We’ve had an eventful year here at Syracuse Habitat with two houses completed, five more started, a slew of successful events and an expansion of our volunteer base. Here’s a brief recap of some of the most memorable Habitat moments from 2010:
We had the pleasure of dedicating three houses this year. First, was the Hodges’ home on 214 Merriman Ave. in April. That same month, we dedicated the new home we built in partnership with Elizabeth Cruz and her family at 214 Elliot Street. Lastly, in July we held a dedication for Celesse Reece and her family, also on Elliot St., at 227.
Elizabeth Cruz and family at their house dedication.
Summer Family Picnic:
We had a fantastic turnout at our 4th annual Picnic Fundraiser, held July 16th at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. Over 125 friends, family and community members came out for BBQ, games and live music from local band Bluesa Nova.
SHFH staff and friends socialize at the Picnic Fundraiser.
The Golf Tourney:
Members of the community came out in August for one of Syracuse Habitat’s most entertaining fundraisers – the Golf Tourney, held at the Pompey Golf Course. Participants hit the links while raising money for Syracuse Habitat!
Golf Tourney participants hit the course for Syracuse Habitat.
Mr. Habitat Auction:
October brought our biggest event of the year – The Mr. Habitat Auction 2010! A group of gentlemen walked the stage at the Syracuse Sheraton Hotel to auction of donated goods and raise money for Syracuse Habitat. The event was a fun success!
Mr. Habitat contestants pose for a photo. Bill Brod (center in a tux) won the honors that night.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our events and worked with us in 2010! Be sure to stay tuned for all our events and fundraisers in the next year. As always, with your help we will continue working to eradicate substandard housing in Onondaga County!