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NINTH FAMILY - 4TH HOME REDEDICATED
Information and photos about our homes come from articles published by the Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune. The following excerpt was published in the C-T, Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Article and photos by Megan Neis.
Newest Habitat Family
Gratefully Settles Into Home
Just a day earlier, the Susan and Garrett Barron family received the keys to their new home at 419 Herriman Street during a rededication ceremony hosted by members of the Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity. That night, they moved into their new home and by this (Tuesday) morning, the only moving tasks left to do involved hanging decorations on the wall. "Everybody just thinks (the home) is great," Susan said.
The couple, along with their four children, Sarah, 12, Lewis, 11, Christian, 10 and Isaiah, 8, had been living on St. Louis Street in a Chillicothe Housing Authority apartment. The apartment was close to the same size as the home at 419 Herriman, "But it wasn't ours," Susan said. So, in June, the Barrons applied (for a second time) to be a Habitat family and Susan said that the entire family was "shocked" to find out that they had been chosen about a month ago after a four-bedroom Habitat home built in 2002 became available.
"We've been overjoyed since we received the news that our family was chosen," Susan told the crowd Sunday, adding, "I want to thank all of you for giving us the opportunity to own this home. We couldn't be happier."
Before the family moved in Habitat members "refreshed" the home by adding a new coat of paint to the walls, according to Habitat president Lois Turner, who also spoke during the rededication ceremony.
Application Meeting: May 9, 2005
Family Selected: Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Home Rededicated: Sunday, August 14,2005
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