Less than three weeks are left to purchase raffle tickets for Habitat for Humanityâ€™s playhouse fundraiser drawing next month.
The 6-by-10 feet wooden structure, built by students from Lincoln Countyâ€™s School of Technology under the direction of carpentry teacher Clay Ledford, will be awarded to one lucky recipient on March 1.
All ticket sales directly benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County and will go towards building a new home for someone locally, according to the countyâ€™s Habitat ReStore Manager Julie Baumgardner.
“Any money we raise goes towards transforming lives by providing affordable housing to the families in our community,” she said.
This is the second consecutive year that technology students have built a playhouse for the nonprofit organization. The structure can serve various purposes including a childrenâ€™s play area or storage shed.
Construction started in October, and a month later, the house was completed with Habitat purchasing all the materials for the build, Baumgardner said.
The community got a first look at the playhouse during the cityâ€™s annual Christmas parade and is currently located at First National Bank on East Main Street in Lincolnton.
Tickets, which first went on sale early December, cost $10 apiece and can be purchased at the Habitat ReStore or First National Bank.
“We are extremely grateful and blessed to Clay and his students,” Baumgardner said. She also thanked First National for displaying the house and Hamptonâ€™s Wrecker for their aid in transporting the structure to the bank.