Habitat for Humanity ham and turkey sale underway

Published 9:39 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about buying a delicious turkey or ham for the holidays.

Habitat for Humanity has distributed tickets among volunteers for its annual ham and turkey sale. Proceeds from the sale allow needy families in Chilton County to afford a home.

Habitat volunteer Jane Conradi said the sale will continue as in years past despite the recent partnership between the Chilton and Autauga Habitat affiliates.

“It’s back by popular demand,” Conradi said, “because we’ve already had people asking if they were going to be able to buy one this year.”

Prices are unchanged from last year’s sale. Honey-baked, spiral cut hams are available for $30 each, and smoked turkey breasts are being sold for $25.

Tickets may be purchased from a Habitat for Humanity Board member or from Heaton Pecan Farm in Clanton.

The pickup date is Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Peach Park between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Participants should show up with ticket(s) in hand.

Last year, approximately 600 tickets were sold.

“We appreciate everyone’s support,” Conradi said. “It encourages us to continue to help those people in need.”

Habitat is currently remodeling a foreclosed home for a local family. The project is expected to be complete in time for the holidays.

For more information about the ham and turkey sale, call Sue Holbrook at 755-3890.