Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 50th home with tour

Seneca Habitat for Humanity is to host its first home tour this month, celebrating its 50th home since 1986.

The Summer Home Tour is to take place 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 24.

The tour was created to view more contemporary homes within the area and as a fundraising event for Seneca Habitat for Humanity, Sheila Graham, member of the tour committee, said.

The fundraiser has a goal of raising $10,000, and all proceeds would benefit Seneca Habitat for Humanity.

This year, and included in the tour, the organization is to celebrate its 50th home built in Seneca County – 272 Third Ave., where there is to be a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. June 20.

Tiffin Interior Design and Slate Real Estate are partnering to stage the home, Graham said.

There will be about six locations on the tour, including The Tiffin Lofts.

Graham said it is important to note the homes on the tour are not handicapped accessible. Two of the homes are on SR 231, so a shuttle bus will take attendees to the homes from Ironwood Steakhouse, 4399 SR 231.

“This is a great place for those who enjoy HGTV to view more contemporary homes,” Graham said.

Seneca Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Carol Dell said this is the first major fundraiser for the organization in eight years.

Dell said this will be a great way to make more people aware of the organization and what they do.

“This gives those people who are the working poor the ability to be home owners,” Dell said.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Seneca Habitat for Humanity, Slate Real Estate, Great Lakes Ace Hardware, Salon Source 2000, Simply Susan’s, Deckers Furniture and Bri & Co. Tickets also be sold the day of the tour 11-4 p.m. at Carmie’s BBQ & Grill.

The event has more than 50 sponsors including US Bank Home Mortgage, Croghan Colonial Bank, Slate Real Estate and Tiffin Interior Design.