Habitat for Humanity Ribbon Cutting
PASQUOTANK COUNTY – The Habitat for Humanity local chapter officially opened the doors to its retail store last Thursday with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Among the dignitaries present were Elizabeth City Mayor, Joe Peel; and, Pasquotank County Commissioner Betty Parker.
Habitat president Fran Sutton and treasurer Norma James of Taylor Mueller Realty, along with Habitat board members Frank and Jane Elfring, were also present. Various members of the Chamber of Commerce attended to demonstrate collective support for a group meant to benefit the less fortunate.
Habitat for Humanity leases space from the former owners of Allstate Building Supply. After more than a year trying to get the business open, they have finally succeeded. Donations of building materials have been received and will be sold to help with the costs of building low cost housing. As Fran Sutton put it, the material comes in the rear doors and goes out the front doors with the money received going back into the community. Furniture is also available for sale, as well, with many pieces as matched sets.
“ Without donations, we cannot survive,” said Sutton.
Initially, the store will be open on Saturday from 8 am until 4 pm. Plans also call for weekday hours at some point in the future. The store is located at 300 Mill Street. For more information, call Frank Elffring at 252-384-0115.