Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Habitat House Heads Home

If you visited us during the fair and wandered around the northside of the grounds behind the FFA Pavilion, then you no doubt saw plenty of folks hard at work, and I don't mean we fair employees (well, we were working hard, too). But I'm talking about Habitat for Humanity workers and volunteers who were busy constructing a 5-bedroom, 2,500 square-foot ranch house that would eventually become the home of Tamika Allen and her five children.

The crew worked overtime, with assistance from groups like the Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers, to get the home built during the fair's first 15 days before being opened up to the public the final weekend of the fair.

Now, the home is at its real home: 2062 Bellefontaine St., just a few miles south of the Fairgrounds. It took Wolfe Movers about three hours to take the three-mile trek, but things went very smoothly.

So it's time to say goodbye to Indiana's first relocated Habitat home. Seems like we were just getting used to having you. Not to worry, though. We'll be building another one next year.

Submitted by Andy Klotz

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