Hello Members ...
It feels good to be reaching out to each of you, knowing that as a State, we are trying our best to adhere to safety standards and responsibly REOPEN the great state of Texas. We have certainly missed our time with you and we are ready to "Get Back To Work"... It is my prayer that during this time you and your families have remained safe and well.
Please rest assured, your HBA Leadership and staff have been and will continue working closely with your elected senior leadership as we continue to re-engage the day-to-day functions of the Association and work with our membership, the National Association of Home Builders and the Texas Association of Home Builders to meet the needs of our members at this time.
Perhaps the most significant news regarding your HBA Events is the update to the Annual Parade of homes. Each year the Big County HBA and the community look forward the Parade of Homes. However, this year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this annual event is unable to take place in its original fashion. We WILL showcase the builders and vendors who have worked so hard to bring you a beautiful publication with works from our many talented builder members and vendors who are standing by ready to serve you for all you building, remodeling or DIY projects and services. Keep an eye out for the newly re-marketed "Spring Builders Showcase". If and when we are able to reschedule this event, we will strictly adhere to the CDC recommendations. As a gift to the community, the HBA will offer this rescheduled event free of charge to the citizens of Abilene.
Through a virtual format you will still have the opportunity to view the many homes that were entered in this years parade. As builders complete the homes, they will provide updated photos of the finished product so that you can browse all the latest trends. I encourage you to explore, discover and be inspired by these homes. They offer beauty, functionality and allow you to experience the latest in home design trends and technology. Please watch our Website and Facebook page for updates regarding the Parade of Homes.
Please join me in expressing our appreciation for our Grand Tour Presenting Sponsors, First Financial Bank and Taylor Telecom, whose continued support helps bring this event to the citizens of Abilene each year. We are also so thankful for the many advertisers who made the publication possible.
In the coming days and weeks, we will keep you posted with updated information regarding the Coronavirus and any rescheduled HBA Events. At this time, all May membership events have been cancelled. This includes the Membership Luncheon and the Annual Washer Tournament both scheduled for Today May 7th.
We Thank You for understanding and for supporting these difficult decisions but please remember, we make them with the health and well-being of our members at the forefront. As always, please feel free to contact us via telephone or email if we may be of assistance on any matter.
Big Country HBA President