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Habitat Officially Dedicates Ponderosa Hills Home

Tuolumne, CA — Habitat of Tuolomne County officially dedicated its fifth home in a Saturday afternoon ceremony.

The new home owners are Denice McKenzie and her three daughters. As the owners with a no interest loan, they invested 500 hours of “sweat equity” into the construction of the home on Canyonview Drive. McKenzie stated that she thoroughly enjoyed every moment of working with the contractors and helping as best she could.

This marks the first lot that had to be purchased by Habitat of Tuolumne County. It cost $28,000. The other four lots were all gifted to the non-profit organization. The 1,200 square foot two level structure has a great room concept downstairs with three upstairs bedrooms. The Whirlpool Corporation donates a refrigerator and a range for every Habitat home built in America. In addition A.T.& T. donates two years of complimentary internet connection service.

David Bolles, the president of the Board of Directors for Habitat of Tuolumne County hosted the 45 minute ceremony. Third District Supervisor Teri Murrison was on hand for the official ribbon cutting.

The movein date for the McKenzie is schedule to take place early in June.

Written by Bill Johnson