“Every Hand Makes a Difference” at Family Fun Day in the Park!

by Dustin Lape, Americorps Vista Volunteer

Richter makes a difference by “Being positive and kind, sharing, helping my friends, and picking up trash.”


Community Family Fun Day in the Park was a great success! Hosted by the First Baptist Church and sponsored by the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center and the Warrenton Police Department, this free event was held on August 19 at Eva Walker Park in Warrenton.

Girls creatively express how they’re making a difference.

Habitat for Humanity set up a booth with a theme of “Every Hand Makes a Difference“. To engage community members, we asked children and adults alike to trace their hand on construction paper and then describe how they make a difference in their community.

Everyone who came was reminded that their neighborhood is a better place because of them. Hopefully, we’ll inspire everyone to continue to ask, “How can I make my community better, today?”

There was more fun for all ages, too — free food, games, an ice cream truck, and not one but TWO bouncy houses for the kids…and even a carnival ride for anyone young enough to go a little spin-crazy!

Attendees also engaged in a bit of dancing, including the Wobble! Although we couldn’t get everyone to join in, plenty of residents had a blast wobbling together. Even our VISTA Member Dustin got groovy with it.








Some neighbors having fun doing the Wobble.












Paul Linz (Executive Director) engages with a community member 











Our Family Services Manager, Mary Correia, tries her hand at our activity.

Habitat for Humanity builds community and friendships…much more than houses!












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