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Habitat Home No. 17 has site picked in Berne

July 8, 2013

Shaking hands after completing the transfer of ownership of a housing site in Berne from Ideal Suburban Homes of Decatur to Habitat for Humanity of Adams County are Ben Liechty (left), president of the board of the local Habitat affiliate, and Kevan Biggs, president of Ideal Suburban Homes. (Photo provided)

    Seventeen in '13.
    That's the plan and the goal for Habitat for Humanity of Adams County as the organization prepares for its 17th home in the county, which will be built on the southern edge of Berne.
    The house will be erected on a concrete slab foundation poured, along with a driveway, at 1425 Colonial Court about seven years ago by Ideal Suburban Homes of Decatur. Ideal recently sold the site to the local Habitat affiliate for $10,000.
    The home to be built will follow Ideal's original Ideal floor plan and will have three bedrooms and a two-car garage, but having a larger garage means that Habitat will save about $1,500 by not having to buy a small storage shed.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

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