COVER: The Henk family will take the key to their new home on Sunday. SUBMITTED PHOTO by KEN MOSS
Esther Williams Henk, a familiar face waiting tables at Cafe on the Square for years, will receive the keys to her new home during a dedication of the Habit for Humanity project 2 p.m. Sunday.
Henk will be joined by husband Cassidy Henk, a U.S. Army soldier currently stationed in Iraq, and their two children, 14-year-old Kedric and 12-year-old Debra. The ceremony was planned so Cassidy Henk could attend while home on leave.
“Hundreds of volunteers worked on this home for the past six months,” said Glenn Wier, San Marcos Habitat’s board chair. Esther and her children worked alongside volunteers on weekends for the last six months as part of the program’s “sweat equity” requirement.
The Henks residence at 1528 Belvin St. is the third home built on the site of a former trailer park bought by the local Habitat chapter with a city grant. Foundations for two more homes were recently poured and volunteers are working most Saturdays framing them.
For information on Habitat for Humanity, the national charity made famous by former President Jimmy Carter, visit the local group’s website here.Email | Print