Habitat reaches milestone

The word “milestone” is a bit of a misnomer. In a literal sense, it denotes a distance, yet more often milestones mark accomplishments in terms of years or other measures.

That’s often appropriate, as when marriages reach 50th anniversaries or businesses manage to stay viable for 100 years. Both those examples are as laudable as they are remarkable.

This month, however, Seneca Habitat for Humanity will celebrate reaching another milestone, one marked by a big, round number. The organization and its productive volunteers and donors will celebrate construction of its 50th home in Seneca County, at 272 Third Ave., with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. June 20.

But that’s not all; the local Habitat chapter also plans a Summer Home Tour for 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 24.

This is where you can help this worthwhile effort. 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 goal is to raise $10,000. Please help Habitat mark this milestone.