From left, Gary Hinke; Larry Hinke, 7; Mickayla Jones, 10; Mariah McCabe, 5; Lorrie Jones; and Maria McCabe, 5, receive the keys to their new home from Herb Schearer, crew chief for the home, Sunday, Oct. 18, while Rev. Pam Sebastian stands in the rear. The home was made available to the family through the Habitat for Humanity program.
The dedication of a Habitat for Humanity home in Slater Sunday, Oct. 18, would not have been possible without "thousands of hours of careful thought and lots of hard work on the part of everyone in this room and lots more people, as well," said Rev. Pam Sebastian to those in attendance at the dedication ceremony.
"Friends, family, that's how we make this thing work," she added.
It was a short ceremony, with Sebastian reading a few verses from the Bible before lighting a candle, which, she said, "is a symbol of love, knowledge and cheer" that also serves as a reminder of "God's spirit among us."
Lorrie Jones holds the Bible presented to her family, displaying the signatures of several who were involved in the work on the house.
The family of Lorrie Jones was then presented with the home's keys and a Bible featuring signatures of numerous people involved in the work on the home.
Sebastian said that when she visits to replace the candle, "I don't want to see any dust on that sucker."
Work on the home has been in progress since March 8, 2009, said Sebastian.