September 20, 2014

Habitat for Humanity to dedicate third home

By Lauren Begley
Staff Writer | reporter@arenacindependent.com
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STANDISH — The Arenac County Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its third home on Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the house occurred on Oct. 3, 2008, and the house was built with help from the Standish-Sterling Building Trades students. The total cost of the home came to just more than $50,000, according to Habitat for Humanity Chairman Tom McCoy.

McCoy said Habitat for Humanity was able to finish the house with the help of many volunteers, and he thanked them for their time and donated money.

The family that will occupy the house was chosen in the spring of 2009.

McCoy said that families are chosen for houses based on the family’s need and the their ability to pay back the money for the house. Families that occupy the homes are under a land contract, but they have small payments and no interest, he said.

Arenac County’s Habitat for Humanity has previously completed houses in Twining and AuGres.

The home is located at 333 N. Grove St. in Standish, and will be open at 2 p.m., although the dedication ceremony will not begin until 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to tour the house and attend the dedication, McCoy said.

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