Saturday, June 5


35 workers, 35 workdays
transform house to home
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[JUNE 5, 2004]  Those attending the newest Habitat for Humanity of Logan County home blessing and open house on May 23 saw a home that looked nothing like the original. About a year ago Greg Brinner of ReMax Realty recommended that the Logan County Board purchase the HUD house at 1409 N. Kankakee St., Lincoln, and make it a nice home for someone. They bought it for a buck and turned it over to the Logan County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. ["Realtor aids county in acquiring property"]

HFH took the ugly duckling and with 35 workers, on 35 workdays, put in 1,740 hours labor and transformed it. "Anyone that had seen the house before would not believe what they see now," George Dahmm said.

Home owner Brenda Kodatt and daughter at home dedication ceremony.

Brenda Kodatt and her two daughters, Nichole and Maria (pronounced Mariah) are now living in the home.

During the ceremony Bill and Linda Kusturin of Ciccari Vacuum Cleaners, Springfield, presented the new homeowner a vacuum cleaner. The company donated five vacuums to Habitat.

The next family approved for a home is the Jim Everson family. They have six children. HFH is looking for a property to build on or a home to rehab with four bedrooms for the family.

[Home dedication notes]

[Jan Youngquist]

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