Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Garden Party, “A Butterfly Garden” on Sunday at the home of Dwight and Lenore Keen, 1 Tam O’Shanter.

The evening will begin with a self-guided tour of the Keens’ gardens from 5 to 6:15 p.m., with the dinner and live auction following from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Winfield High School student Katherine Lenz will entertain with violin music during the dinner. The menu includes smoked Creekstone brisket, sweet potatoes, spring greens salad, Swedish butter buns and lemon curd tarts.

The live auction will feature donations from area businesses and individuals  including two, one-week vacations in Colorado cabins, two Belle Plaine Arboretum Tree House passes, a Wheat State Winery Carload pass and a one-night stay and six water park passes at First Council Casino.

Others auction items include a night at the Treehouse at The Barns at Timber Creek, photos by Jan Hathaway, an Elephant Juice Photography session, a Bonfy Basket, butterfly prints from Lauren Lewis, a Quail Hill meal, three trees and two shrubs and more. Webster Roth will be the auctioneer.

Habitat for Humanity is celebrating their 27th year of building homes in Winfield. The current home is at 915 E. 14th Ave., and is sponsored by the Women of Winfield organization. An open house was held in April at the 2018 home on Stewart Street.

Other events held annually by Winfield’s Habitat for Humanity include a garage sale in the summer and a soup supper in January.

“We are so grateful for the support of the community as we try to make lives better one house at a time,” committee member Deb Schwyhart said. “We hope you will join us for an evening of entertainment on Sunday, June 2.”

Habitat for Humanity, founded in Georgia in 1942, is a nonprofit housing organization working locally and in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in about 70 countries around the world.

“The local Winfield Habitat Affiliate is run by several dozen volunteers, so we have almost no administrative costs. Your donations help us build homes, give families the opportunity to build and buy their own home and improve our community,” current WAHFH president Todd DeMint said.

All proceeds from fundraising pay for materials and construction costs.

Suggested donation is $30 per person. For advanced tickets, email wahabitat@rainks.com or visit the Winfield Area Chamber office.

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