The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 6, 2012

Local News Briefs for 10/7/2012

Enid News & Eagle

Saturday church lunch set

New Hope United women will serve lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 614 N. Grand.

The meal includes chicken spaghetti, salads, hot bread and pumpkin delight. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10.

Toy drive to begin Saturday

Enid Elites’ Frozen Chosen toy drive and toy run will be Saturday.

All proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.

Registration will be 2-4 p.m. at Rainbow Sports, 2610 W. Garriott. Those participating will leave as a group, with the last stop at Scooters, 3630 N. U.S. 81.

Raffles, a 50-50 drawing and live band will be part of the event. Food vendors will be at the first and last stops.

Homebuyer workshop slated

Community Development Support Association will hold a homebuyer education workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the CDSA branch office, 114 S. Independence.

Participation is required to receive a certificate of completion and qualify for CDSA’s down payment assistance program.

The workshop will provide first-time homebuyers, and anyone thinking about purchasing a new home, information necessary to take some of the mystery out of buying a home. Topics discussed will include the roles of the real estate agent, lender, closing agent and buyer; things to look for when selecting and inspecting a home; budgeting and credit; and post purchase responsibilities and maintenance.

Information also will be provided about CDSA’s homebuyer assistance program. This program can provide assistance for qualified homebuyers to help them with the cost of down payments, closing costs and other expenses associated with purchasing a home.

“The process of shopping for and buying a home can be complicated,” said Mike Biggers, CDSA housing coordinator. “In addition, for most people, the family home is the largest purchase they will make. This course teaches people how to make wise decisions. The information provided in these homebuyer education workshops will help provide the knowledge necessary for a homebuyer to feel more comfortable with the process of buying a home.”

To reserve a spot for this no-cost workshop, call Tami McCarty at 242-6600.