October 15, 2010

Crapo Tours Self-Help Housing Project, Veteran's Memorial

Discusses Second Amendment during Eastern Idaho visits Saturday

Idaho Falls - The can-do spirit of Idahoans will be highlighted this weekend as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo visits with families putting their sweat equity into the expansion of a mutual self-help housing project near Rigby. Crapo will visit with members of the 32 families who are completing work on the Pepperwood Crossing Housing Development, part of the 150 homes that have been built in the area since 1998. Pepperwood Crossing is associated with the East Idaho Community Action Partnership's affordable housing program.

With seed money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program, homeowners help each other in building their communities and keep the volunteer labor efforts going to help their new neighbors until each home is finished. "These homes stand as testament to the can-do spirit that makes Idaho so special," Crapo said. "The government is a partner, but two-thirds of the labor needed to build these homes comes from the Idahoans living here, helping each neighbor until the community is complete."

Crapo will also visit the Upper Snake River Valley Veteran's Freedom Memorial in Rexburg on Saturday and discuss the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms during a visit to a shooting competition on the west side of Idaho Falls. His schedule includes the following events:

Saturday, October 16:

Noon Idaho Falls   Discusses Second Amendment issues with participants during the S.E. Idaho Practical Shooters Match, At the end of 65th West, off Highway 20

2:30 p.m. Rigby   Meets with families building self-help housing in the Pepperwood Crossing Subdivision, White Pine Lane, off County Line Road and Highway 20, Exit 318

4:00 p.m. Rexburg   Tours Upper Snake Valley Veteran's Freedom Memorial, Smith Park, W. Main