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Students create carnival to help families in need

Students in Human Development 205, an experiential based interpersonal communications course at WSU, have created a community service event on behalf of Palouse Habitat for Humanity. 

Palouse Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that provides housing for local, low income families in need. 

Families contribute 500 hours in sweat equity to the construction process and acquire a no-interest loan to pay for material costs. Most of the construction is executed by volunteers and students are assisting in building the current project house in Moscow. 

Palouse Habitat for Humanity is now raising money to initiate the next build. To support that effort, HD 205 students are sponsoring a benefit carnival and silent auction called “Homes for Hope,” which will be held April 21 at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman. The carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bidding will open for the silent auction at 11 a.m. and last call for bids will occur at 3 p.m. with winner announcements to follow.  

Families will find many fun-filled activities including a petting zoo, face painting, pitching machine, obstacle course, cake walk and much more.  The silent auction will include items for all ages. Admission is $4 per person and food is $2 per person (catered by Qdoba).  All proceeds will be donated to Palouse Habitat for Humanity.

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