Thursday, June 13, 2013

“A Home of Your Own” Workshop in Joplin June 29

Contact: Janet LaFon, Family Financial Education Specialist
Tel: (417) 358-2158

CARTHAGE, Mo. – “A Home of Your Own” is a six-session workshop that will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the South Joplin Christian Church, 1901 Pearl, Joplin. The workshop is being provided by the Joplin Area Long-Term Recovery Committee.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

“A Home of Your Own” is designed to share information helpful to those interested in becoming first-time homeowners. The workshop will qualify for sweat equity hours for various organizations working to provide new homes in the Joplin area.

“This workshop series is being offered to help new homeowners better understand what’s involved when owning a home,” said Janet LaFon, a family financial education specialist with University of Missouri Extension and a member of the Joplin Area Long-Term Recovery Committee (LTRC). “Topics will include making the most of your money, home gardening, homeowners insurance, credit, protecting your family and home maintenance.”

Advanced registration is requested by June 21. For more information on the workshops or to register, call 417-439-1206.

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