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Habitat Playhouse Fundraiser Delights Local Children In The Neighborood


Last updated 11/9/2020 at 4:36pm

Neighborhood children enjoy the "Hobbitat" that Chris Biglio (left) purchased with a bid of $4,500. (Courtesy photo)

Angie Hunter, executive director of Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, announced that the "Hobbitat" playhouse recently offered to the public by silent auction was delivered this week to the residence of the highest bidder, Chris Biglio, who is a Brevard resident.

The bidding started at $700 and the winning bid reached $4,500. Fundraising events such as this, mortgage payments from Habitat homeowners, grants, profits from the Restore, and donations from local business and individuals provide the funds to construct Habitat homes.

The new homeowners purchase their houses at cost with a no interest loan.

This allows Habitat homeowners to own high quality, energy efficient homes in safe neighborhoods while paying affordable mortgages, defined as no more than 30 percent of their income.

Present at the playhouse delivery was Biglio, Mike Krauter, Transylvania Habitat for Humanity construction manager, and Bonnie Miller.

Miller is the future homeowner for which 100 percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the construction of her home.

Miller said that being part of all this meant the world to her, and that words just couldn't describe how happy she felt.

Upon delivery of the playhouse, Biglio said, "I purchased this for the neighborhood children."

This was evident by the large number of neighbors and children that turned out to be part of the Grand Opening of the "Hobbitat" playhouse.

As soon as the "Hobbitat" House was in place, it was quickly swarmed by the gleeful neighborhood children who were on hand for the eagerly anticipated delivery.

To learn more about Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, visit the Transylvania Habitat ReStore Face Book Page at

While there, shop for both new and used high quality merchandise.


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