Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity closed the curtains on its annual Raisin’ the Roof fundraiser, with the 20th and final event on Jan. 18.
Executive Director LaJuan Hollis-Gordon said 378 people attended the final Raisin’ the Roof at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, where the organization’s new fundraiser was revealed.
Hollis-Gordon said a date has not yet been set for the first Carnival Across the World.
“We will invite guests to experience the food, music, art and costuming of Carnival in four countries with us in 2021,” she said.
Carnival, or “the festival of colors,” is an annual event celebrated in many countries, she said. The largest celebrations are held each year in Brazil, Quebec, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. Celebrations can include parades, elaborate costumes, steel band music, ethnic food and art and dance.
Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity, which is based in Longview, works with low-income families to help build new homes for them. The organization also offers help with repairs and maintenance through programs serving elderly, disabled and low-income people as well as veterans.