The groundbreaking ceremony for “The Oiler Build,” the first Habitat for Humanity home sponsored by The University of Findlay, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18 on Cory Street Mall.
If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room.
The ceremony will serve as a formal opening to the building phase of the project, during the ceremony, ground from from the construction site will be brought to campus and ceremoniously turned over to signify the start of the build; the actual site is located on Payne Avenue.
Julie Merrin, a former missionary and now an administrative assistant for Findlay City Schools, and her daughter, Rachel, are the partner family selected to benefit.
Representatives from UF, the Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity affiliate and the church where the partner family attends will speak at the community event.
A total of $75,000 was raised during the past six years for “The Oiler Build.”
The Merrins were told they had been chosen as the partner family at a surprise announcement in January. Julie Merrin detailed the occasion in her blog.