Friday, August 28, 2009

It's almost here!

Volunteers, board members and coordinators are arriving in Lanett, Ala. already today and tomorrow to take care of early preparations for the Millard Fuller Legacy Build. President David Snell is heading over at noon.

The real rush, of course, will hit on Sunday where about 1,000 are expected to attend the Legacy Build Kickoff Celebration. The Valley Community Center (Sportsplex) employees are working hard to set up the gymnasium.

Former President Jimmy Carter's Secret Service visited Wednesday to familiarize themselves with the premises. President Carter spoke with a paper in La Grange and said he'd do anything to honor the legacy of Millard Fuller. He'll arrive Sunday after attending tomorrow's memorial service for Ted Kennedy.

Other media is catching wind of the event also--The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and The Americus Times-Recorder both made announcements. Look for more coverage of the worldwide, 100-house dedication week begins!

It's a rainy day in Americus and about 70 degrees in Lanett. Forecasters are predicting a partly cloudy week in the mid-80s. It looks like it could be a beautiful week for the 246 registered volunteers to build.

In the photo above you can see the volunteer tent is already up and ready. All we need now is the volunteers. Travel safe and oyee!

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