Ticket feature: Habitat for Humanity holding Oktober-Feast

Courtesy photo: Marge Rhode The third annual Habitat for Humanity Oktober-Feast fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales.

Freedom New Mexico

The third annual Habitat for Humanity’s Oktober-Feast fundraiser is Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. This is a fundraiser to help raise money for the Habitat for Humanity and the projects they do.

Habitat holds the event in October because World Habitat Day is the first Monday in October each year. In recent years items have been added to the menu and activities that go along with the dinner such as a bake sale and this year there will be a silent auction.

The meal that is served each year is bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, homemade German potato salad, red cabbage, drinks and dessert. Jalapeno brats were tested last year and are returning this year, according to Marge Rhode, Office Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties, Inc.

In the first year of the Oktober-Feast, 125 guests were served, and last year 175 were served. This year Habitat is hoping to top 200 guests, according to Rhode.

The ticket prices have changed and new ones have been added. This year a ticket for students at Eastern New Mexico University or Clovis Community College, as well as military servicemembers, is $7. The price for adults is $8 and children 10 and under is $5.

Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a quilt raffle will be at 7:30 p.m., The winner does not need to be present to win. The quilt is a log cabin pattern queen size quilt, which was pieced together by Gail Strickler, Melveta Walker and Elizabeth Lawrence. Raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $25.

To purchase tickets or contribute baked goods for the bake sale, call the Habitat for Humanity at 359-1344.