Letter to the Editor
Eudora was honored at the annual Habitat for Humanity dinner Thursday, Sept. 20, in Lawrence. Our town was well represented by a number of people who have worked long and hard on our own Eudora HFH home.
It is with a lot of pride that I list the following who were awarded the "Silver House" award, which is given to anyone who has worked 40 hours or more on the construction of a Habitat house. They are July Byrne and Bill Whitten, construction co-coordinators; Larry and Loretta Gantenbein, Elden Lovelett, Paul Oelschlaeger and Eugene Westerhouse. Karen Williams, who is the recipient of the house, has worked many hours toward the 225 required hours of a homeowner. She is a model homeowner and an inspiration to all of us who have worked beside her on many Thursdays and Saturdays.
Special thanks to the City of Eudora and also to those building contractors and subs who have donated time, talent and funds to make this home a reality. They are Slavin Flatworks, Byrne Plumbing, Alvarez Electric, Winkler Roofing, Westerhouse Inc., and individuals Todd Crenshaw (electrical) and Dennis Burchett (excavating). Thanks are also in order to the children of St. Paul United Church of Christ who sponsored a lemonade stand at their church two weeks ago, raising $300 to contribute to our home.
This letter is a thank you and tribute to all of the above and to all those in our community who have contributed so generously to this project.
As of now, the house is not yet completed and the total amount needed of $55,000 has not yet been raised, but we look forward to even more members of our community coming forward to help us complete our Habitat homethe first one outside of Lawrence in Douglas County.
I hope Eudora is as proud of this effort as I am to have been a part of it.
Marilyn Laws Porter
Co-Coordinator of the Habitat for Humanity home in Eudora