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First eastern Lawrence County habitat house to be dedicated

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:43 PM

MILLER, Ohio -- The first Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity house to be built in eastern Lawrence County will be dedicated Monday, according to Dave Michael, habitat director.

"We started on it after the first of the year," Michael said. "We're about two weeks away from finishing it. This is our first home in Lawrence County. We're looking for available property to build more."

"We had folks from Collins Career Center work on this house," he said. "We're looking forward to continuing that relationship. We also had a group of college students from John Hopkins University work on the house. We laid the foundation in February and started construction in March."

"We're thrilled to be part of this," said Steve Dodgion, Collins superintendent. "We're tickled for out students to get this type of experience. It's also a good chance for them to get their community service done. We require a certain number of community service hours for graduation."

The new one-story home for Linda Dennison will be dedicated at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Michael said.

The two bedroom, frame house is located off Ohio 7 in the Miller area, across the street from the Rome Volunteer Fire Department station No. 2.

The Habitat for Humanity house was built in partnership with Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Dow Chemical, St. Mary's Medical Center and Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati.

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