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Updated: 08/10/2014 08:00:01AM

Home is where the joy is

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Trish Bellois, senior director of operations for Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, hugs new homeowner Felicia Wilkie-Blake during a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning in Port Charlotte.

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Gabrielle Reineck, senior director of outreach for Habitat, welcomes those in attendance to a home-dedication ceremony for Leon Blake, his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their three children, Masani, 15, Jahlani, 8, and Sarai, 3.

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Jenniveve Angus, representing the American Red Cross, prepares to hand over a first aid kit to new homeowners Leon Blake, Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their 15-year-old daughter, Masani.

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The Rev. Daniel Dagan, pastor of Englewood Pentecostals Church and chaplain for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, provided the opening and closing prayers during the ceremony.

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Jan Nick, administrative assistant for Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, left, prepares to hand over a gift certificate for a bird bath from Legeres Concrete Specialties to new homeowners Leon Blake and his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, while their daughter, Masani, 15, smiles. Other gifts were provided by the American Red Cross, Daughters of the American Revolution, Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, the Charlotte County Inmate Plant Program, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cleaning at Its Best, Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Proctor & Gamble, the Episcopal Church Women of St. James Episcopal Church, Sun Country Decor, Team Parkside and the Sun newspapers.

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Suzy Hackett, regent for the Charlotte Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, prepares to hand over an American flag to new Habitat homeowner Felicia Wilkie-Blake.

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Paul Lioon, a board member of Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, provides a word from the board and congratulatory remarks for new Port Charlotte homeowners Leon Blake, his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their children Masani, 15, Jahlani, 8, and Sarai, 3.

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Paul Lioon, a board member of Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, provides a word from the board and congratulatory remarks for new Port Charlotte homeowners Leon Blake, his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their children Masani, 15, Jahlani, 8, and Sarai, 3.

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A new Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity home was dedicated Wednesday morning to new homeowners Leon Blake, his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their three children, Masani, 15, Jahlani, 8, and Sarai, 3.

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