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Feature Article - July 26, 2007

Flinton'sHabitat forHumanity build starts

August 8 is the groundbreaking date for the first Habitat for Humanity home construction in Lennox and Addington, just outside Flinton. Ruth Peck, Flinton Build committee chair, and her committee have been working for over eight months getting ready for the August start.

The family selection process is nearly complete; volunteer skills people and contractors have come forward; the home has been designed; the necessary paper work almost complete; and a volunteer coordinator is in place ready to sign up build volunteers. “One reason we selected the August start date is so that students for the school in Cloyne can participate in the build in the fall,” said Ruth.

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Doug Chisholm, of Chisholm’s Lumber, who donated the lot and $20,000 worth of building product, said that involving students in the build would be a great idea. The Chisholm family is celebrating a big birthday this summer: the 150th for Chisholm’s Lumber, one of only a handful of Canadian businesses run by a single family for all those years.

The three-bedroom home is expected to take from 12 to 16 weeks to complete. Volunteers for the build are welcome to spend a day, a week, or more helping the family and other Habitat volunteers build the home.

There’s even camping space available at the building site located two kilometers south west of Flinton.

To volunteer, call volunteer co-ordinator Mary Kelly in Flinton at 613-336-8606 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Fundraising is ongoing too. Currently there’s a draw with a first prize of an electronic digital picture frame. The second prize is a piece of artwork from one of the area’s local artisans. Tickets are available at various locations in and around Flinton and Northbrook or call Ruth at 613-336-8915.

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