Calhoun peaches have now been delivered, and the juicy fruits are a
favorite with Logan County residents.
Besides the peaches, there
are cucumbers, sweet corn, green beans and others produce, all grown
locally and donated to the organization.
That means that all the proceeds from sales go to help Habitat
build their homes.
This Saturday, Habitat will have a real showstopper coming that
is sure to draw interest from the public. The Radio Flyer car owned and built by Rick Sullivan of Clinton
will be at the produce building from 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The vehicle, an exacting replica of the little red wagon we all
remember from our childhood, is a real attention-getter, and Habitat
volunteers look for a very busy day showing their new buildings and
selling plenty of produce to fill the checkbook for the next home
Sullivan, who owns Kathy's Collision Center in Clinton, was
inspired to build the unusual car after seeing one made of wood by
an Alaskan couple. Using the craftsmen at his business, the vehicle
was turned out in just over a month and has been a hit at events
since it became road-worthy in 2010.
Habitat is working on their 16th home, and besides Habitat
volunteers, many in the community give of their time and skills to
build these homes. Currently, Josh Collins and
crew of Collins Roofing are shingling the Habitat house at 1419
N. McLean St. People
are willing to help others even when it is very, very HOT.
Scott and Steve Goodman donated their labor and equipment to dig
the crawl space and install the sewer and water.
Joe Schneider of Global Tech is donating installation of the
heating and cooling (second house), and Louie Volle of Mount Pulaski is
donating installation of the plumbing (third house).