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Habitat names three new partner families


Three LaGrange County families are receiving an extra present under their trees this holiday season: being named partners with LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity (LCHFH).

Lavern and Angie Petersheim and their seven children, William Dingley and his four children, and Josh and Noreen Miller and their four children have all signed letters of intent to work with LCHFH.

LCHFH hopes to complete homes for two of the families during the 2013 calendar year. One home is slated to be a new, stick-built home, while the other will be an existing home renovated to LCHFH new-home standards under the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

The three families will step through the prebuilding stages together. They will participate in educational sessions relating to home ownership and budgeting. They will acquire sweat equity hours working with LCHFH on other building programs such as A Brush with Kindness. Finally, they will participate in building or renovating their future home.

Callouts for volunteers to help with these projects will be announced at a later date. For more information, call the LCHFH office at 260-463-8519.

Fifteen LaGrange County children and their parents can certainly look forward to a “happy new year” in 2013.