An estimated 55 people attended the dedication Friday of the Morris family’s new Habitat For Humanity home. Deanna Lima, TriPower Resources, LLC., land tech, said the newly finished home is the second HFH residence completed in the Hope Addition.
Grant Jackson, HFH Board vice chairman, led the ceremony that began with a prayer by Jimmy Wright, site supervisor and building chairman. Chuck  Blehm, HFH executive director, served as master of ceremonies throughout the event that began abut 11 a.m.
Terry Kalister, representing Noble Energy — the official sponsor of the project, told the crowd the finished home was the result of “teamwork ... growth ... and the spirit of giving.” Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors conducted the official ribbon cutting and Ardmore Mayor John Moore presented the family with a proclamation marking the event.
In addition, a Bible was presented to Morris and his family and a house blessing was led by the family’s  pastor, the Rev. Randal Richards, Asbury United Methodist Church.
Nick Morris spoke to the crowd, extending his family’s deep appreciation for all those involved in helping them achieve their goal of home ownership.
Following the ceremony, tours of the new home were given and a small reception was conducted inside the Hope Avenue house.
HFH officials confirmed construction is already underway for the third home in the new addition, which will be for the Tom and Lisa Dickery family. Area residents are urged to watch for the announcement of the “wall-raising” of the third house. The public is invited to attend the event.