From the left, Alan Jay Wildstein, owner of Alan Jay Automotive Network, smiles at new homeowner Patricia Walker as she prepares to shake her house keys in a video being filmed by friends. Wildstein and Michael Alan Witham, his chief operating officer, helped Walker celebrate her new mortgage on a Habitat for Humanity home, since Wildstein's company sponsored the home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County and other grants and donors.
Patricia Walker of Lake Placid, on left, greets and talks with Donna Appel, a recent transplant to Lake Placid who had a Habitat for Humanity home 15 years ago in Riverton, Wyoming. Walker just took possession of her Habitat home at a dedication on Wednesday. Appel said she learned of Walker's housewarming party from a feature in the Highlands News-Sun.
SEBRING — Katie Wack Beatty, executive director of the New Testament Church and Mission, will address the Sebring Historical Society at its luncheon meeting on Saturday.
Beatty is the granddaughter of the Rev. Mike Karl, founder and former director of the emergency shelter, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in Sebring in April 2016.
Beatty will discuss the role the organization has played in serving the homeless, the poor, and the addicted, and the financial and spiritual challenges it faces, moving into the future, the Sebring Historical Society said.
The luncheon meeting will take place at noon at the Jack Stroup Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., Sebring. A pot luck luncheon prepared by members will be served.
Attendees don’t have to be members of the historical society. A donation of $5 will benefit the Sebring Historical Society. For information, call 863-471-2522.