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Habitat for Humanity draw down and festival

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Pine Belt residents enjoyed fun in the sun during the Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity's second annual ten thousand dollar draw down at the Walthall Center Saturday.

Guests also took part in the inaugural Habitat Festival which featured live music, inflatable jumps for children and various booths including food and merchandise. Habitat officials stated that over 500 draw down tickets were sold in conjunction with the event.

"We work in partnership with low income families to put them in safe and secure homes, affordable housing which increases their children's performance rates at school and increases their attendance at school, it increases property values for all of their neighbors and overall increases the property tax of the whole city," said Laura Goodwin-Wright, Habitat Resource Development & Communications Manager.

Habitat officials hope to build a home with the money raised from the festival and draw down.

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