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Habitat for Humanity Seeks Creative People to Enter UpCycle Showdown

March 5, 2015       Leave a Comment
By: Josh Sharrow

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Bay County Habitat for Humanity invites all local artists, creative folks & do it yourselfers to enter the 1st anyone willing to make something better or different out of a salvaged ReStore item.

Interested individuals register and select up to $75 from the Habitat ReStore by April 15, 2015 and the finished pieces are due back by April 24, 2015. The ReStore is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday & from 10 am to 5 pm Thursday through Saturday. It is located at 519 Washington Ave. Downtown Bay City in the Dunlop Building.

The UpCycled items will be auctioned at the Habitat Hoedown on Saturday, May 2nd 5:30 pm at the Bay County Fairgrounds with all proceeds going to benefit Habitat's mission of building and revitalizing homes, communities, and hope. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries based on popular vote and Showdown participants will receive 50% off of their ticket to the Habitat Hoedown.

"Everyone we've talked to so far is excited about this event so we're expecting a great turnout! The only issue we're facing is that donations to the ReStore are slower during the winter months and we are in need of more items for UpCycle participants to choose from." Vicki Ribble, Executive Director, Bay County Habitat for Humanity shared.

If you have any items available such as furniture, housewares, fixtures, building materials, etc., please consider donating them to the Habitat ReStore. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours or you can call to schedule a free pick-up of large or numerous items. It's an easy, tax-deductible way to get rid or useful items that you no longer use and support safe, decent, affordable housing at the same time.

For more information about the UpCycle Showdown or to schedule a free donation pick- up, please stop by or call Bay County Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 989-894-0415. Annual UpCycle Showdown & Auction. Entry is free to

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