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Habitat’s Runway a Success

(Brookings, SD, March 25, 2022) Designers and models took the spotlight as “Nail the Runway” hit the stage on March 19th at the Swiftel Center. The annual Habitat fundraiser raised $45,000 to build affordable homes in Brookings and Lake County.

The event allows people to design outfits for a fashion show, as long as the outfits are primarily made of construction materials. This year designers incorporated the featured element of ’tile.’ Seventeen different costumed models worked the runway to show the designers’ amazingly creative results.

The public was also able to vote for their favorite designs as well as bid on dozens of items available via an online silent auction.

“It was amazing to see everyone having such a fun night while helping us make a real difference for the Brookings community,” event emcee Randy Grimsley said.

The 2023 Nail the Runway gala will return to the Swiftel Center March 18. The featured element of ‘paint’ will see come colorful designs try to Nail the Runway. If you or your group would like to receive information about being part of the event, please call Jana at the Habitat offices at 605-697-2540.

PHOTOS (courtesy Jim Hopewell and Kyle Marker):

Most Wearable—Derby Delight designed by Wendy Long, modeled by Alison Hestermann

Best Use of Design Element—Mermaid designed by Kayla Lounsbury and BK Home Builders, modeled by Eloisa Silverio
Most Innovative Use of Construction Materials AND
People’s Choice Awards
—Warrior of Peace designed by Julia Schaar, modeled by Logan Schaar
Best of Show– Let it Go designed by Jill Kruse, modeled by Allie Anderson

Habitat’s Runway a Success

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Day of Giving 2021

Show your support for South Dakota non-profits and Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity by making a donation Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Habitat donors can know that their donation goes even further that day as well! Due to matching funds from other donors, every $1 donated that day has the spending power of $2.50! AND, as a special thank you, interested donors can even set up a brief Zoom call between Santa and their little one!

1) Drop off a donation at Habitat offices, OR call in a donation, OR make a donation via our website.
2) Those who donate $50 or more and would like to set up a visit with Santa should call the Habitat offices by Dec 6th.
3) Interested donors will be set up for a “Santa Check-In” via Zoom on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Thank you for your support as you help make Giving Tuesday a success!

Day of Giving 2021

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