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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell chapter of Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Union-Snyder Habitat for Humanity,  dedicated a new house Thursday, Jan. 18.

The 5 p.m. dedication ceremony in New Berlin, Pa., is a crowning moment for the partnership.

The newly finished house, located about 10 miles from campus, represents the Bucknell chapter's second construction and Union-Snyder Habitat's 14th since the chapter was founded in 1991.

At the ceremony, the Bucknell student chapter will present the partner family with a scrapbook commemorating the entire build process.

Working with the community
Tom Wagner, a Bucknell senior and president of the University chapter of Habitat for Humanity, said, "Over the past semester we, as Bucknell students, had the opportunity, not only to work together to reach a common goal, but to work with the community as well.

"The dedication of this house is the culmination of two years of fundraising, more than five months of construction, and innumerable memories."

Wagner said more than 80 Bucknell students participated in the construction and estimated that they volunteered more than 300 hours for the New Berlin project.

Two-year fundraising effort
The Miller Street construction, which will house a family of four, was made possible by the Bucknell's chapter's two-year effort to raise $20,000, about half the cost of the new construction, to sponsor the house for a local family.

Ground was officially broken for the New Berlin house on Aug. 26, 2006.

Posted Jan. 12, 2007


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