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Sixth Habitat home dedicated

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The dedication of the sixth Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity home was held on Saturday, Oct. 27. As part of the celebration was the ribbon cutting to mark the completion of the home. Pictured above, from left, are: Jim Copeland, contractor, Sharra Meadows and daughters, Mya, Tessa, Angel and a friend of the family. [Times Photo by Lisa Craft]
The sixth Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity's home was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 27. The home is located on East Nellie.

Ron Stair, Habitat president and pastor of the First Christian Church in Monett, presented a welcome to the new family, Sharra Meadows and family, Mya, Tessa and Angel. Stair read I John 3:16-18 from the Bible.

Pastor Aaron Weibel gave the opening prayer and Shelly Enloe gave family support remarks.

Board members made presentations to the family in honor of the new house.

Shelly Enloe read II Corinthians 4:6 and presented a candle to Meadows.

"May this light be a sign of the presence of Christ in your home," said Enloe.

Linda Schelin read Matthew 6:11 from the Bible. She presented the family with a loaf of bread.

"A loaf of bread for you as God reminds us that it comes from him," said Schelin.

Jon Suit presented each member of the family a Bible and quoted Psalm 119:105.

"May the Word of God be your guide, and may it be ever-present in your home," said Suit.

Robert McGuire gave the Litany of Dedication and Jim Copeland, project construction manager, was in charge of the ribbon cutting.

"I feel safe now," said Meadows. "For once we have a safe house to build our family in. The love and dedication from everyone that has helped and volunteered is overwhelming."

Frank and Toni Elbert presented the address numbers to the new family and Ron Overeem presented the house keys.

Karen Nevin presented a speech on the future plans of Habitat, seeking participation and involvement. The closing prayer was given by Weibel followed by a tour of the home and refreshments.

The construction of the house began in May. The home is 1,228 square feet which includes three bedrooms, one and a-half baths, kitchen, dining area, utility room, living room, storage area and a front porch.

"We have never had a nice house before," said Meadows. "My current kitchen is so small, I will be in heaven with my new kitchen."

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