[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #A26D42;"] T [/dropcap]he Evansville Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating a new home to a wonderful family on December 7th. The home is located at 206 S. Grand Avenue, just south of the Lloyd Expressway and West of 41. It's going to be a celebration and an Open House, so all are welcome!
[quote type="center"]What you don't know about Evansville Habitat For Humanity. [/quote]
Habitat homes are not given away, the recipients must pay a mortgage based on a 25 year no interest loan.
Home recipients must donate 300+ hours of sweat equity into their home.
Because of Habitat, in 2013, there was $1 MILLION in property taxes paid to the city of Evansville.
Since 1984 over 400 families have directly benefited from Habitat.
Last week, the dedication was for Habitat's first ever 2 bedroom home.
Ready to get involved? Visit their website here http://www.evansvillehabitat.org/ From their website you can apply for a home, donate, and volunteer no the next build. Thanks to everyone who help make the Evansville Habitat for Humanity a success, which strengthens our Evansville community.
I visited Mesker Zoo in October, just not during a Boo at the Zoo Halloween event. It was more pleasant without the crowds and we still got to enjoy the frightful amenities.
I've attended Boo at the Zoo, Mesker Park Zoo's annual Halloween event, every year for the past 6 years. However, this year it just wasn't in the cards, but that didn't stop us from visiting the animals in October. I'd recommend everyone who lives near Evansville to enjoy Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Gardens. My daughter and I explored the zoo a few weeks ago, let me tell you what we saw.
Mesker has a new featured animal, their first Komodo Dragon. This large lizard exhibit can be found in the the upstairs of the Hippo/Rhino building, where birds used to be displayed. This remodeled exhibit gives the lizard plenty of space to live and plenty of frontage for people to look. The opposite side of the room has also been remodeled, giving a number of different snakes new homes.
Review of the 79th Annual Hadi Shrine Circus in 2012 at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN.
It's tradition that my family goes to the Hadi Shrine Circus every year on Thanksgiving Day. After gorging ourselves on turkey and mashed potatoes, we find our way to Roberts Stadium, rather The Ford Center for the past 2 years. Last year, being the first year in the new Center, the Circus showed it's age and barely capable of holding me and my daughters attention. So what's new with the 2012 79th Annual Hadi Shrine Circus?
The first thing I noticed this year was that the acts were completely out of order. Some of the larger and more grand performances were actually pushed toward the first half of the show. This helped immensely as there was less filler and the excitement level was held high.
Review of the 2012 Boo at the Zoo and improvements I think need to be made to maintain a quality annual event.
The 2012 Mesker Park Boo at the Zoo was, as usual, a treat for my 5 year old daughter. However, as a parent reviewing a local Zoo event, I was a little less than impressed. Lack of animals, treats, and interaction round out my disappointment for 2012. It would appear that the annual event has been in decline since the relaunch, when Amazonia first appeared.
The first year of Boo at the Zoo, when Amazonia first opened, I thought was the peak of the event. Visitors were met with countless hands on interactions with animals and Mesker staff. While waiting in the enormous line, Zoo employees were walking around with bunny rabbits and other small animals for kids to pet. Throughout the trail, scattered around the Zoo, were also countless animal interactions.