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Habitat dedicates home to mother and 3 daughters

Community members gathered Sunday to dedicate the sixth home built through Thomson-McDuffie County Habitat for Humanity.

Lisa Ross and her three daughters will occupy the house on First Street.

Linda Davis, a member of HFH board, welcomed everyone to the open house for the home.

Mayor Ken Usry, the speaker for the dedication, called the achievement a prime example of "community coming together." he praised the efforts of everyone involved and welcomed the Ross family to their new home.

Norris Long, also a board member, presented Ross and her family with a Gideon Bible and the keys to their new home.

Kierra is a student at Augusta State University. Bierra is in the seventh grade. Crashekia is in the second grade.

Ross's mother, Annie Lou Ross, also was present at the ceremony.

The new homeowner stood on her porch with her family close by and thanked everyone involved. She said she and her family will enjoy the home for many years.

Long explained that through the HFH, Ross had to have a $700 down payment and will assume a $66,000 first-time mortgage payable over 22 years with no interest.

The replacement value for this new home is at $117,000.

Davis said the Thomson-McDuffie HFH will be brainstorming on new fundraising efforts soon for the group's seventh home.

Web posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011

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