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Habitat for Humanity dedicates house 14

| July 28, 2014

100_2922_USECOSHOCTON – Sunday, July 27 was a special day for the Albert family as Habitat for Humanity had a dedication service and welcomed them into their new home on 15th Street in Coshocton. Because of the rain, the ribbon cutting was held first and then the service was moved inside.

“Habitat has long been a passion of mine, and to see all of us here celebrating this 14th house, it’s such a ministry for us,” said Pastor Terri Baker who opened the service with a prayer and scripture reading from 1 John 3: 16-18.

Brittleigh Smith, executive director of Habitat, was happy to welcome the Albert family, Crystal, Jade, and Stevie Marie, into their new home.

“This is my first dedication as well and it’s very special to me just to welcome Crystal into her home, and it already looks so beautiful,” Smith said.

John Addy, site supervisor, welcomed the family into their new home and said that volunteers put in more than 3,300 hours to build Habitat house number 14.

“It was mainly all volunteers who did this house,” Addy said. “I would like to thank those who are here and those who are not here for their hard work and dedication. Without them, we wouldn’t have this house.”

Habitat then played a song by Train entitled, “Brick by Brick”, which talks about not only building a home, but building a family together and the memories created in that home. The candle lighting ceremony was held which represented Jesus being the light of the world. Baker presented Crystal with a family Bible and Addy turned over the keys to the house, officially signifying the house as belonging to her and her children. Smith presented Crystal with the partner homeowner’s book, and Helen Scholfield, president of Habitat, presented her with the hammer.

“I don’t think you guys will ever know how much this means to me and my girls,” Crystal said. “Thank you to everyone who has helped build our home.”

Scholfield led the final dedication and then those gathered sang, “Amazing Grace”. Baker led the closing prayer and after the service, everyone was welcome to tour the home and enjoy cake and punch provided by the Albert family.

Annin Flagmakers also donated a flag to the Albert family for their home. Habitat for Humanity will be breaking ground for House 15 in West Lafayette in September.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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