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Fish Fry Success

The 53rd Annual Fish Fry was a great success! Home Builders Care partnered with the Fargo Motor Patrol to put on a fun, family-friendly event March 18. When the doors opened at 5:30 p.m. there was already a large group of people waiting to get in! The line for food wrapped around the Civic Center Auditorium for most of the night. Attendees had the chance to win bacon and steaks during our raffles which were very popular. There was also a wheelbarrow raffle with delicious beverages available and many tried their luck to win one of them. Kids had a great time with facepainting, bean bag toss, hula hoops and coloring. The free photo booth with props was also a big hit, with many kids getting numerous pictures of themselves. The live auction was a lively time as well. Trautman Auction Services always does a nice job and people were very generous. It is always fun to see people compete to buy items. The Fish Fry event has become a great fundraiser for Home Builders Care, helping to support students through scholarships and skill-training and projects like ramp builds and house projects. The Fish Fry made over $5,000 for Home Builders Care this year! Fish Fry by the numbers: • 8 people skinned fish over 4 hours • 60 pounds of bacon and 60 steaks were raffled • 370 pounds of ocean perch cooked and served • 590 people attended • 600 pounds of potatoes • 1,034 tickets sold An upcoming project of Home Builders Care and the HBA of F-M is to work with Homes For Our Troops to build a home for a veteran of the armed services in Moorhead. Homes For Our Troops is a privatelyfunded nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury. These homes restore some of the freedom and independence these veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to Homes For Our Troops has gone directly to its program services for Veterans. Homes For Our Troops continues its relationship with the veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Visit for more details as this project moves along.

Home Builders Care Foundation of Fargo-Moorhead 1802 32nd Avenue South Fargo, ND 58103 Phone: (701) 232-5846

Home Builders Care Foundation was created in 1993 by the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead. It is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.

It was established with funds donated by HBA members, fundraising events and the HBA itself. The purpose for its creation was to provide an outlet for the builder, remodeler, and companies related to the building industry to show the community that there is more to the building industry than demolition, construction and remodeling. The HBA handles the administratvie duties for the foundation at no charge. Any contribution designated to the foundation goes directly to the foundation and its charitable work. Address inquiries to Jenny Erickson 1802 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58103 Phone: (701) 232-5846


Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc.


Casey Beckerleg, Stenerson Lumber


Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design


Randy Cramer, NAI North Central


Grace Backman, Eastern Dakota Housing Alliance, Inc. Dan Beecher, Foam Doctor’s, LLC Carlita Dietz, Jay Dietz Construction, Inc. Kristie Eid, Eid-Co Buildings, Inc. Perry Eidem, Allied Building Products Corp. Ryan Johnson, Monarch Homes, LLC Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc. Brad Morris, Casselton Lumber Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray Construction


Dan Parrow, ISR Homes

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2016 May Plains Builder  

The HBA of F-M is a non-profit trade association of over 800 members that has been in existence since 1956. Its mission is to provide qualit...

2016 May Plains Builder  

The HBA of F-M is a non-profit trade association of over 800 members that has been in existence since 1956. Its mission is to provide qualit...