The third annual Homefest, a fund-raiser for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, will be next week, the coordinator of the event said today.
Coordinator Patty McGrew said Homefest '92 will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Homefest is the organization's largest fund-raiser, McGrew said. Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, a volunteer, non-profit group, is part of an international organization that builds and fixes houses for "working poor" families. Families are required to assist in work on their homes, and they pay off the cost of the houses with no-interest loans provided by Habitat.
The local Habitat for Humanity group, organized about three years ago, currently is working on its sixth house, at 820 Ind.
All proceeds from Homefest '92 will "go toward finishing the sixth house," McGrew said. Because corporate sponsors will offset the cost of holding the show, "every penny of ticket sales" will go directly to Habitat for Humanity, McGrew said.
This year's entertainment lineup will feature Portuguese pianist Sequeira Costa; the Lawrence High School Gospel Choir; local musicians Chuck and Nathan Berg; Classic Edition, a local women's barbershop quartet; Streetside, a local a capella singing group; opera singers Norman and Inci Bashar-Paige, who will perform spirituals and selections from musicals and will be accompanied on the piano by Richard Angeletti; and the Miss Haskell Singers and Dancers, a student performance group from Haskell Indian Junior College.
Lawrence Mayor Bob Walters will be master of ceremonies for the two-hour variety show.
Although "the evening is for entertainment," the Rev. John Gingerich, president of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, will make a brief presentation, McGrew said.
About 615 tickets are available for Homefest '92, McGrew said. Tickets may be purchased at Liberty Hall, from board members or by calling McGrew at 843-2055.