(MURFREESBORO) The 12th Annual Cookin' To Build on the historic Murfreesboro square turned out to be Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity's largest event--in both entries as well as soup, chili and stew lovers.
With a big smile, Habitat's Executive Director Terri Schultz, noted, "Of course temps in the 40s and lots of sunshine made it even better."
The popular food event raises money for Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity to help build safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for low-income families across Rutherford County.
Cooking teams from civic organizations, groups, churches, schools and local businesses compete for the bragging rights and for the satisfaction of knowing their efforts made a difference in th lives of others.
In addition to the chili, stews and soups--there were also a variety of sweets, drinks and great musical entertainment from talented Murfreesboro City School students.
More About Habitat:
Habitat does not give houses away but instead helps families who would not qualify for a mortgage and provides the financial education and guidance for them to buy a house, at no profit to Habitat, through a 0-interest mortgage. In addition to a mandatory 50-hour financial and homeowner education program, they must complete 300-400 hours of "sweat equity". Habitat Partner Families are then equipped to sustain their home, manage their money and move out of the cycle of poverty.
To learn more about the local Habitat for Humanity, CLICK HERE.