Habitat dedicates two homes Sunday

Archuleta County Habitat for Humanity will hold dedication ceremonies at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, for two additional homes that have been completed this year. The event will be held at 40 Osprey Court in Pagosa Lakes.

The two new homes are at 40 Osprey Court and 228 Saddle Circle. The local Habitat group hopes to continue building two or more homes per year. Next year, the group will celebrate the 15th year of operation. The new homes are the 17th and 18th homes constructed by the program.

Home 17 will be occupied by Tricia Blankenship and Glen Goss, along with four children. Home 17 has 1,196 square feet of living space.

Home 18 will be occupied by Linda Martin and her son. Home 18 has 1,040 of living space.

The property for the two new homes in Pagosa Lakes is 50 percent donated and 50 percent paid for by Habitat.

There were 10 local volunteers who spent time building the two new homes. Also, 50 volunteers from 10 different states (including New York and Maryland) helped with the new home construction in Archuleta County. The volunteers from out of state usually do their volunteer work here for two weeks.

The local Habitat organization has recently hired a part-time building director — Steve Ryan.

The public is invited to attend the ceremonies Sunday afternoon.