June 2005 Happenings
Habitat500 riders to hold Old Timey Music and BBQ June 11
HANCOCK -- The Habitat500 riders will be riding 500 miles this July to raise money for Copper Country Habitat for Humanity. The riders are Susan Hooker, Emily and Frank Fiala, Bob and Debbie Filer, Debbie Filer's son Dan and Crissy
|Emily and Frank Fiala of Hancock prepare their bikes
for the Habitat 500 in July 2005. They will ride 500 miles this July to raise money for Copper Country Habitat for Humanity.
(Photo © 2005 Crissy Gerhart. Reprinted with permission.)
"Each of the riders needs to raise $750.00 each -- which is a tremendous
undertaking," Gerhart said, "but it is a great cause, and it has us out biking all over the Keweenaw for conditioning."
To help raise some money for this year's ride the group is having an Old Timey Music and BBQ from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Mont Ripley Ski Hill Chalet. Musicians will include
Bogan Level-- Craig Kurtz, banjo; Linda Luster, fiddle; Ray Gerhart, guitar; and Crissy Gerhart on bass, who will make a return for the night
after 25 years. Lori Honrath will take the stage and play some of her originals.
The Celtic band Fiddlehead will also be playing.
"We are also hoping for a few other of the old timey musicians to add their flair to the night,"
Crissy Gerhart noted. "And we'll have a special visit from a duet from Houghton High School, Bose and Moore."
Dinner will be a BBQ pulled pork dinner with the Michigan House's special secret recipe. Donations will be taken at the door. All money earned will go towards Habitat for Humanity and will stay in this area. The public is invited to share this evening of fun!
Editor's Note: Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.
Visit their Web site for more
information and photos of homes they have built in this area.
See also Merle
Kindred's article on building an energy-efficient Habitat home in South
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