There will be a lot to celebrate on Thursday, July 16th when Neighborhood Nonprofit hosts a summer open house and block party in Nibley. Executive Director Kim Datwyler says 16 families will be celebrating the completions of the homes they helped build in the Maple View Subdivision, 2720 South 1100 West in Nibley.
More than that, Datwyler says, those attending will be celebrating that 350 homes have now been built locally through NNHC and 50,000 homes have been built in the self-help program over the last 50 years.
“We decided to make this a big event,” says Datwyler. “We are going to have all 16 homes open. There will be hot dogs and drinks for free.”
Datwyler also says that there will be opportunities for children to enjoy themselves during the celebration. And she says it is a great chance to talk to the people who have gone through the program to build these homes.
“There will be drawings on the hour, a bouncy house for the kids,” she continues. “For me, the best part is the opportunity to talk to the owner-builders, walk through, look at the homes, ask them about their experience. It’s always very engaging to hear what it takes to help build your own home.”
The celebration starts with a recognition ceremony at 2 p.m. in Nibley City Hall with remarks from Nibley Mayor Shaun Duston anc Cache County Executive Craig Buttars.
The open house and tours are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 753-1112.