Habitat selling hams, turkeys through Nov. 15

Published 4:11 pm Friday, October 14, 2011

Habitat for Humanity of Chilton and Autauga counties has begun its annual pre-Thanksgiving ham and turkey sale and will continue selling tickets through Nov. 15.

Every ham or turkey sold that will grace a family’s dinner table this Thanksgiving represents a part of the proceeds Habitat will use to build houses for other families.

Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased at Heaton Pecan Farm, Pet Haven or from any Habitat volunteer.

The hams are spiral-cut and average about nine pounds, and the smoked turkey breasts are usually 10-12 pounds.

Peach Park is preparing the hams and turkeys, which should be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 3-6 p.m. at Peach Park.

Habitat volunteer Jane Conradi said Habitat has sold Thanksgiving hams and turkeys for about seven years now.

“Last year, we sold about 675,” Conradi said. “We’d like to be up around 800 if we could.”

Conradi said local businesses like CRH have bought Habitat hams or turkeys for all of their employees for several years now.

“We have a lot of supporters like that,” Conradi said. “That’s a significant contribution.”

Conradi said Habitat is preparing to do a dedication on a rehabilitation, or “rehab,” house that should be finished by Nov. 1. A rehab house is a house already built but in need of structural repairs and renovation.

“We got it updated and ready for a family,” Conradi said.

Those interested in learning how to become a Habitat family are invited to attend a family selection information session on Oct. 22 at Clanton First United Methodist Church at 9 a.m.

“We hope to choose a family that we’ll be building for next year,” Conradi said. “We’ve got a lot going on.”

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, call (205) 755-8655.