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The Kilgore Fuller Center for Housing is gearing up for its major “Texas Two Step” fundraiser set for Jan. 18, with hopes for additional donations to fund the center into the future.

“The Kilgore Fuller Center for Housing (formerly Kilgore Habitat for Humanity) is relying strongly on the support of the community to continue to exist every year,” said Executive Director David Hampton.

The Center’s Steering Committee is putting together the Texas Two Step to benefit the organization. The event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Kilgore National Guard Armory.

The theme of this year’s event will be “Difference Makers” and Hampton says “it will be a night filled with a variety of music, fabulous food and entertainment, and live and silent auctions. All who participate are guaranteed a great night but the most important part will be your participation in support of this organization who has significant impact on low-income families in our Kilgore community.”

The Fuller Center works to provide housing assistance for qualified lower income families in the greater Kilgore area. Just last fall, the center provided assistance to a father and son, John and Terry Coward, when they lost their family home at 358 Baughman Road. The center worked to demolish the burned structure and build a new home in its place.

Those who wish to support the center can purchase tickets to the event, donate items to be featured in the silent auction or donate directly to the center. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Those who wish to donate to the silent auction can fill out a Silent Auction Donor form and return it to Hampton at 501 S Commerce Street or P.O. Box 2315, Kilgore 75663.

The center will also pick up items for donation directly from local businesses.

To learn more, purchase tickets or donate items, contact Hampton at 903-522-1781 or kil.hab@hotmail.com.

“Please make your decision as soon as possible to support our organization benefitting those families in needs of a place to call home like those made possible through the hard work of the Kilgore Fuller Center for Housing,” Hampton said.

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