New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a community celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Palmer Park, at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues in New Orleans. The second annual Habitat Romp will feature performances by the 610 Stompers and the Hot 8 Brass Band.
Teams, individuals and walk up participation is available in backyard games that include bocce ball, volleyball, and fun relays that include a water gun-Razor scooter relay. To register as a team, $100, or as a free agent, $25, visit www.habitat-nola.org/romp. Walk-up registration also will be available and there will be individual games for $5.
New this year is the spray- painting of a Habitat Cityscape mural designed by Habitat employee Martha Pearson. The public is invited to help spray-paint the 6-foot-by-20-foot mural.
Food and drinks will be for sale to benefit the Habitat chapter’s work to build affordable housing in the community.
Hot 8 Brass band trumpeter Terrell Batiste will officially own his Habitat home following the event on Sunday. He and his band mates are crediting their performance toward Batiste’s service hours required by all Habitat homeowners.
Batiste’s home has been specially refitted by New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to be wheelchair accessible. The musician lost his legs in the Katrina evacuation while attempting to change a flat tire.