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Updated: 05/13/2018 08:30:01AM

Habitat home dedicated in Avon Park

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Members of the Williams family gather Thursday afternoon on the front lawn of their new Avon Park home in the afterglow of the home's dedication by members of Habitat for Humanity.

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From left, Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County Family Services Manager Nancy Ginorio gives a quilted placard to Tarniz and Trene Williams. The placard reads, in fine embroidered writing, 'A house is made of wood and stone. A home is made of love alone."

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A quilted placard for Tarniz and Trene Williams, new Habitat for Humanity homeowners in Avon Park, states, ‘A house is made of wood and stone. A home is made of love alone.’

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From left, Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County Family Services Manager Nancy Ginorio gives a quilt to Tarniz and Trene Williams. This one holds a special meaning for Tarniz, and makes Trene laugh, because it includes images of football, the sport Tarniz coaches.

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Tarniz Williams surveys his new backyard, 'shared' with the family of Bishop Tyrone and Sophia Powell, whose Habitat for Humanity home was dedicated on March 27. The Williams' home, was dedicated on Thursday afternoon.

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The Williams family and board members of the Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County celebrate the Williams' official 'move-in' with the cut of the ribbon on the front porch.

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Alan Ball, center, presents a home dedication Bible to, from left to right, Trene and Tarniz Williams. Their Habitat for Humanity home in Avon Park was officially dedicated on Thursday.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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AVON PARK — Habitat for Humanity for Highlands County dedicated a home Thursday in Avon Park, just six weeks after dedicating another home set on the other side of the backyard.

The homes look similar, carrying the same vaulted living rooms, new fixtures, metal roofs and structural insulated panels. However, it’s the shared backyard with friends they already have, plus neighbors who have welcomed them in immediately that has impressed the new owners.

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