There's an old joke, "vote early and vote often". Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity is taking that statement to heart with its new Mr. Habitat competition.
Six volunteers are competing for the title of Mr. Habitat. This tongue-in-cheek competition is helping raise funds for the affiliate and providing entertainment for an upcoming event.
The way it works is that people will vote for their favorite contestant by buying votes. For every dollar given in a contestant's name, a vote will be assigned. Votes may be sent to Habitat at P.O. Box 1001, Grand Island, NE 68802, or brought to the office at 410 W. 2nd St. #6.
Competing in this inaugural event are:
Amos Anson (FAmos Construction), Jerry Bremer (Ag Services), Travis Hasselmann (Bosselman Corp), Chad Nelson (Union Bank), Jeremy Vlcek (Vlcek Gardens) and Herb Worthington (retired/Financial Planner).
To learn more about the contestants, become a fan of Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity on Facebook.
Each will don their versions of formal and beach wear, as well as share a unique talent at an upcoming event. At the event, the votes will be tallied and the winner announced.
All proceeds help improve housing situations in partnership with low-income families in the area. Habitat works to give a hand up, through no interest loans and volunteer assistance.
For more information, call 308-385-5510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.