La Pine’s Annual Chicken Coop Tour benefits Newberry Habitat for Humanity
A cool August Saturday started with coffee, doughnuts and juice at the La Pine ReStore as the starting point for this year’s annual Chicken Coop and Garden Tour! By 8:30 people were lined up to see the new giveaway coop prize and join in at the coffee station for a little bite and cuppa’ joe before embarking on the Chicken Coop and Garden Tour for 2014!
Rolando Alonzo, ReStore manager and the ReStore’s staff, Joe Forget, and Saturday volunteers made all of their Coop Guests welcome. They started selling tour guide books/tickets from the time they opened through the rest of the morning. A bus tour was planned and a dozen folks said goodbye in the parking lot and then they climbed on the bus donated for the day by the SROA-Sunriver Owners Association and the SHARC! Every year they have been hosting people for the tour as part of the fundraiser, providing their 25 seat bus and a driver for the day. People can buy tickets for the bus tour and these folks also get the guided tour and a lunch. This year it was provided at the Red Rooster restaurant and it featured a (surprise) chicken special! The tour bus made a stop at each of the tour locations.
This year, they sold 50 booklets for the fifty carloads of folks that followed the map and all of the dollars raised were divided between the La Pine ReStore and the La Pine Grange.
Those extra dollars donated to NHFH go towards the building of new homes for qualified buyers in the Newberry Habitat for Humanity Homeowner’s Program. Local residents can apply to be part of the program by stating their interest with a simple application that is available online or at the La Pine ReStore.
Would you like to apply for a Habitat home? Would you like to volunteer to help Newberry Habitat for Humanity? You can go into the La Pine ReStore and get an application at the counter or go online to the Websites: www.newberryhabitat.org or www.lapinerestore.org and download applications. You can Help us build La Pine one home at a time by applying today!