PITTSBURG — People looking for a break from the old paper bag lunch can find a hot meal on Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church.

A spaghetti lunch and dinner will be served at the church to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Crawford County.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner will be from 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door at $6 for individuals, or $18 for a family ticket.

Habitat for Humanity builds houses every year for Crawford County residents.

With the support of the community, the organization has built homes for 18 families, so far.

Chair of the Family Selection Committee Kathryn Parke said the families help build their own home through “sweat equity” along with taking financial courses.

Parke said through the years, families who were selected have stuck around and have gone above and beyond their volunteer hours to help build other families’ homes and serve on the board — they all become an adopted family, she said.

The organization is still in the application process for the next family. People can call HFH’s office at 620-232-3588 to receive an application, the deadline is Feb. 28.

The application is for the fall 2018 or spring 2019 home. Qualifications and other information can be found online at habitat.org.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.