The Showboat of Talent for Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity in Sanbornton

SANBORNTON — Mark your calendars for Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. because you will want to be in Sanbornton when the Showboat docks.

Come early to get your seat on the upper deck (sanctuary) and expect to be entertained by the finest and best of the Sanbornton Congregational Church's talent from young to young at heart in age. Even a few from the community might sneak in to perform.

Jasper the Therapy Dog will perform, along with guitar players, pianists, soloists, and choral groups. This is sure to be a light hearted and fun evening, reminiscent of the old riverboat shows on the Showboats.

You will not need a ticket to get in the door, but be prepared to dig deep into your pockets at intermission time. This Showboat of Talent is a fundraiser for the building of the Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity's first handicapped assessable house. The home is for the Soboslai/Emerson family and is being built on Dearborn Street in Franklin. During the social/refreshment time on the lower deck (Undercroft) guests will get to meet this  family.

The Soboslai/Emerson family has been working with the Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity for four years to make their dream come true of owning a home that will meet their special needs. The family is Rob and Kelly Soboslai, their son RJ who has entered middle school this fall, and Kelly's mother, Barbara Emerson.

Work is progressing so well on the house that it's a toss up as to whether they will be moved in by Thanksgiving or Christmas. Volunteers are always welcome to help with finishing the work on the house. Call the Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity at 279-4820 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..