November 2017 President’s Message
by Tyler Reynolds
Wow, October sure went fast! The Fall Parade of Homes was a great success with 38 homes on display. I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to experience the talent of our members first hand.
As we look to the holiday season I encourage you to get involved or attend one of the many events HBAL has scheduled. A fun family-friendly event that is quickly approaching is Santa Cop on Saturday, November 11. This year we will be making Stacking Blocks. Come out and enjoy a morning of fun at Northeast High School.
The YBP Social Committee has been hard at work planning the end of year festivities. We have a YBP Hard Hat Happy Hour scheduled with the Remodelers Council at Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, November 1. This will be a great opportunity to tour the new Habitat for Humanity Office. On Thursday, November 16, we’ll be moving our Midday Meetups to the HBAL Office. Lunch is free for YBP members. You’ll have an opportunity to hear about the Lighthouse Game Night which is in the works for December, as well as plans for 2018. The YBP Holiday Party is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at Mike Rezac’s Dog House located in The Bridges. Be sure to brush off your boots as we gear up for a YBP Country Christmas! The YBP Social Committee is a great way to get involved and provide valuable feedback for events. If you are interested in serving on the YBP Social Committee, please contact Andrea Wilkins at 402-423-4225.
YBP & The Lighthouse
In 2017, the YBP Council formed an amazing partnership with The Lighthouse which has been very fulfilling as we work to provide a positive influence in the kids’ lives. In June 2017, we held our inaugural Light the Way 5K which raised $800 for The Lighthouse. Other activities have included an ice cream social, workdays to powerwash and stain their pergolas, celebrity judging of their annual salsa tasting competition and a game night.
Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Program
In 2016, the YBP Council began collecting free-will donations at their events to be given to the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program. To date, the group has given over $695 to this great cause.