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The first six families who will live in the Habitat Eco Village have already been working on their homes and all attended the July 17 ceremonial groundbreaking. Kids left to right in front row: Evan, Laura, Andrew, Marcus, Carter Schlee; Sage Mason; Kelsey and Cody Erickson; and Zhania and Jordaé Dismond and Kevin Perry. Adults left to right in back row: SCVHFH Executive Director Jim Farr, Habitat's Senior Director of Global Design Stephen Seidel, John McKevitt of CalStar, Jessie Schlee, Director of the...

Habitat Eco Village takes shape in River Falls

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Habitat For Humanity homeowners and a big group of their supporters gathered 4:30 p.m. July 17 to scoop up a golden shovelful of dirt and officially commemorate the groundbreaking of the EcoVillage project in River Falls.

Local, regional and Habitat staff; scores of volunteers who help homeowner partners build; representatives from major sponsors; city officials; neighbors; and many friends commemorated the day.

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