News & Events





Purls of Wisdom Group

By Robin Warden

 

Back in 1992 a group of knitters emerged to support the efforts of Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity.  This group began with a Cabin Fever Session hosted by Nancy Herman.  Cabin Fever is a longstanding tradition in the South Toe area of Yancey County where residents offer an array of classes, discussion groups, and social gatherings in their homes during the long winter months.   Twenty-two years later, the group, known as The Purls of Wisdom, is still meeting at Nancy’s home every Monday afternoon from 1-4.

 

Tags: 

Joyce Johnson Serving Habitat for 22 Years

Joyce Johnson recently completed her last term as a board member for Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity.  She served for 22 years beginning in 1992 as a member of the first board.  During these many years, Joyce served several times as Secretary of the board and most recently as the board Vice President.  

Joyce Johnson

Tags: 

M-Y Habitat Names New Board Member

By Robin Warden

Mitchell Yancey Habitat for Humanity recently named Jo Ann Anderson Fernald as a member of their Board of Directors.  She will serve as the chairperson of the Family Support Committee for the affiliate.   Her duties will include: assisting in the selection of partner families for Habitat homes; working with families to help prepare them for home ownership: and once they move in, supporting them as needed with financial and home management tasks.  

Tags: 

Celo Friends/Celo Community Work Day

Fran Giardina welcomed the lunch break after a morning spent painting trim in the Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity home in Burnsville. Fran was part of the 16-volunteer crew from Celo Friends/Celo Community that worked to finish the home by January.

NAACP Chapter

Members of the area's new NAACP chapter recently worked on the Burnsville Habitat home-in-progress.  Volunteers were Sam Maren, John Ward, the homeowner's son Edwin Lemus, Eloise Kaeck, and Robin Ellis. 

Tags: 

Pages