Nevada County Habitat for Humanity team takes third in The Great Race |

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity team takes third in The Great Race

Bill and Carolyn Croker cross The Great Race finish line in Traverse City, Michigan. The Penn Valley residents represented Nevada County Habitat for Humanity in their 1936 Packard.
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What: Team Habitat Reception and Informal Vintage Car Show

Where: Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley

When: Thursday, July 27, 6-8 p.m.

Details: Call Byers at 530-272-8272

Cost: Free and open to public

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity was represented in The Great Race, which takes vintage cars on a route from Traverse City, Michigan, all the way to Jacksonville, Florida.

Run from June 24 until July 2 with set stops along the route, racers participate in their vintage autos raising money for charities along the way. Team Habitat raised nearly $10,000 through Nevada County contributions.

The team consists of Penn Valley residents Bill and Carolyn Croker and their friends Lloyd and Linda Hodgin of St. Johns, New Brunswick. This is the seventh race for Bill and Carolyn. Each year they donate their winnings to charities.

Habitat’s race team finished third in the Sportsmen’s Division, 16th overall in a field of 120 cars, earning $4,000 in prize money in addition to sponsorship donations. Funds raised by Team Habitat will go toward building the Abbott Family home in Grass Valley.

A reception for Team Habitat is being held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday at Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley with an event including vintage cars. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served.

Byers sponsored Team Habitat and continue a partnership with Nevada County Habitat for Humanity, with this event and helping to build homes.

“Habitat is proud to have completed 31 homes in Nevada County since 1996,” said Nevada County Habitat Associate Director Lorraine Larson in a release. “We rely on donors to help build homes. It’s great to see enthusiasm and fun, with creative ways like The Great Race to raise funds and do good.”

Source: Nevada County Habitat for Humanity

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