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Posted: Oct 2, 2009  14:15

Girls Day Out


The periwinkle blue house near the end of Birch Street may still be under construction but because of Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build Day, it's a little closer to completion.

According to Tammy Hedrick who coordinated the day that an all-female crew took over the construction site to do some exterior painting and landscaping, "Because two dozen women responded to the call for volunteers, it only took the morning to prime and paint the first coat, do the rock work under the deck and plant two trees. It's been amazing how fast it has gone. Many hands make light work," she laughed.

Employees from Panhandle State Bank and other local groups were on hand to contribute to the project.

Despite some good natured ribbing from the "men folk," Tammy said that the group was very cohesive.

"So many different women working together made it a lot of fun. All of a sudden, you would hear a big burst of laughter. It's amazing what we've accomplished and it's been really great," she said.

Tammy indicated that another Women's Build is being planned for spring to complete the interior painting and possibly install some more landscaping. She gave kudos to T & L Trees for donating the trees, Clint Kimball who donated the rock and Three-Mile Café for donating lunch for the ladies.

"So far the house is on schedule," concluded Tammy. "We are anticipating a spring move-in."


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