JOLIET – Members from the Joliet West High School junior class committee felt what it was like to build a home for someone through Habitat for Humanity.
But instead of building a home, they built a doghouse which was one of many on the silent auction at the Joliet Restore off of Larkin Ave.
Sponsor, Kristen Koppers, and her neighbor thought of an idea for a dog house just a week before the event. Koppers brought the idea to her committee where they finalized the plan and began working on cutting the wood to specifications.
While the wood was precut, there was still a lot of work that needed to be completed in six hours. Students had to piece it together, paint all the trim, interior walls, construct the base, build the house, insert the wainscot siding, paint the exterior and shingle the top.
Joliet West students were one of the few teams that were student run. The contest began at 8 a.m. and all teams were to be finished up by 2 p.m. for judging.