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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana March 17, 1989 I 'Habitation Celebration' Habitat of Evansville plans April 8 dance to raise housing funds ByMARYT. ELLERT the state allocation of Message Staff Writer Neighborhood Assistance Pro- gram money, he said. Habitat of Evansville is plan- The organization plans to ning an April celebration to build at least five homes this raise funds so it can continue to summer on South Elliot Street, provide decent housing for the which "parallels South Cover- poor, according to Jay Hartzler, nor Street where the first 12 executive director, houses are," said Hartzler. Several church groups are plan- The "Habitation Celebra- ning to work on the housing tion" will be held Saturday, projects, he said. April 8 at Seton Manor, "Habitat meets the basic Evansville. A social hour will needs of family that go beyond be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m., just housing," said Hartzler. followed by the big band music "We build houses, but the of the Temple-Aires. greater benefit is seeing the Anyone who donates $100 or stability and self-worth of more prior to March 31 will families after being in the receive tickets to the dance and houses." also a 50 percent tax credit on People who are eligible for 1989 Indiana taxes and a federal the program are "the working tax deduction, according to poor who have no way to get Hartzler. out of the groove society has Habitat of Evansville must put them in," according to receive donations or pledges Hartzler. In most cases, these before March 31 in order to use people are now paying more to rent substandard apartments than what it would cost them to buy a decent Habitat home, he said. Hartzler's work with Habitat of Evansville is part of a one- year sabbatical from teaching at a Mennonite high school in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In July 1989, his term as executive director will expire, at which time he will return to Virginia with his wife and two sons. Other members of the Habita- tion Celebration committee are Jan Thuerbach, Butch and Lin- da Feulner, A1 Spillman, Sister Andrea, Diane Arneson, June Gibson, Francis Hillenbrand and Dee McMillin. Donations may be mailed to Habitat of Evansville, P.O. Box 2437, Evansville, IN 47714-0537. For more informa- tion about the dance or the tax credits, call 423-5623. A computer for St. Ben's Ann Dempsey, vice president of the St. Benedict School student council, receives an instruction manual for a new Apple computer from Debbie Johnson, program coordinator for Schnucks grocery stores; members of the student council, PTA co-president Lois Echert and Schnucks representative Dennis Young watch the presentation. PTA members and parishioners collected $120,000 worth of grocery store cash register receipts to earn the new computer. St. Benedict School, Evansville, is the first Catholic School to earn a computer in the program, which runs until April 8. Confidential counseling is offered Open Arms is a national abortion related ministry, providing free, confidential counseling to anyone suffering from abortion, including mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters. Counseling is also offered to pregnant women who are considering abortion. A support group meets the first and third Saturday of each month. For additional information contact: Belinda Dillback Route 1, Box 88A Cynthiana, IN 47612 Or Call 812-845-2990 or 812-473-8033. -- Message Photo by Paul Leingang I Buehlers I.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGS" QUALITY FOODS and MEATS Abo Hunulm and Oakland Oty KREMPP LUMBER CO. 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