Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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Radio Flyer vehicle to be at Habitat on Saturday

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[July 19, 2011]  The Logan County Habitat for Humanity produce stand on Woodlawn Road has been busy this season, and it looks to get even busier.

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 project.

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).


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