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Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives! Enjoy a Flamboyant Crab Race!"

Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives!
"Enjoy a Flamboyant Crab Race!"

Where would one find a "Flamboyant Crab Race?" Why, at the Flamboyant Hotel of course! That's the one located on Grand Anse Beach just outside St. George, Granada.
The hotel, warmed by the bright Caribbean sun and the genuine Granadian hospitality, is a great choice for a vacation. Think how great it would be to splash in the gentle surf, jump into a fresh-water pool, and soak up the sun while lounging on the poolside terrace or strolling on the finest beach in Granada. Or you could do all of these things as you spend 5-nights and 6-days in this Caribbean paradise nestled on the lush, breeze-cooled hillside said to be the most picturesque spot on the island. Snorkeling, ocean kayaking and paddleboats are available. The hotel is convenient to area attractions, like the colonial forts and the waterfalls. Enjoy the luxurious tropical gardens, dancing, live music, and of course the hotel's famous "crab races."
I'm telling you about this because some local couple will be going there this year! That will be the couple with the winning bid at the Habitat for Humanity's Auction Dinner on April 1 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
This 13th annual fundraiser for the local Habitat chapter features silent and live auctions, raffles, other games, and a buffet dinner. Many other exciting raffle items are available including a 5-day stay for two in the Caribbean at the SunBreeze Hotel, at San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Belize; a custom-made doll house; paintings and signed, numbered limited edition prints by regional artists; autographed books; handmade quilts; hand-decorated antique chest; and donated items are still coming in from retailers, manufacturers, resort areas, restaurants, and many other sources.
The dinner auction begins at 5:30PM on April 1 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown. The theme for this year's event will feature a festive carnival atmosphere as "Habitat Goes To Mardi Gras." Ticket sales are limited to 400. The cost is $40.00 each, and they are available now by calling the Habitat office at 301-791-9009. Half of each ticket price is tax-deductible. Tickets sold out at the last two year's events.
The $42,000 raised last year helped Habitat to continue building affordable housing for low-income families. This year's goal has been set at $50,000. The homes are sold to qualifying families on a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. Families must put in 500-hours of "sweat equity" building on Habitat houses and participating in other Habitat projects alongside the Habitat volunteers.
Anyone wanting to order tickets for the auction dinner, or desiring more information on any phase of the Habitat operation, can call 301-791-9009.

William L. Bulla is a freelance writer residing in Washington County.

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