Butler County non-profit’s 25th anniversary party will happen rain or shine

If rain happens Sunday, Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton will move its 25th anniversary party inside, to its building at 100 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. If skies are clear, the event will take place outdoors in the grassy lot next to the building. PROVIDED

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If rain happens Sunday, Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton will move its 25th anniversary party inside, to its building at 100 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. If skies are clear, the event will take place outdoors in the grassy lot next to the building. PROVIDED

After 25 years of providing housing stability that sheltered Butler County families from the elements, Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton isn’t going to let some rain stop its party.

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The non-profit agency recently invited the public, including families it serves, to its 25th anniversary party, which still is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the grassy lot at 100 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, next to NHS’s building.

But if Tropical Storm Gordon drops water on the area Sunday, Plan B will take effect.

“The event is going to take place rain or shine,” said Lorie DiStaola, executive director of NHS. “If we have bad weather then we will move the event to our second floor large conference room inside of our office building, which is located right next door to McDonald’s, at 100 South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.”

Rib City will provide the food, with games and other fun for families, she said.

In a lower-key observance of the anniversary, the agency earlier this week held a dedication for three apartments at 735 Campbell Ave. that serve people who are either leaving homelessness or are avoiding it. They were named for longtime NHS advocate, the late Louis R. Armstead.

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