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MATTOON — A dedication ceremony for the latest completed home for the Coles County Habitat for Humanity chapter is scheduled to take place Saturday.

The ceremony at the home at 3224 Shelby Ave. in Mattoon is set for 10 a.m. at the home location, according to a news release from the chapter.

The homeowners will be James Dare and Alisha Quast and construction involved 100 volunteers working more than 1,700 hours during the last five months, the release said.

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The dedication, referred to as a "house blessing," will be open to the public.

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Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing by building modest, safe and affordable houses for low-income families, according to the news release.

Homes are sold to the families at no profit with a zero-interest mortgage provided by Coles County Habitat for Humanity.

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The release also said construction on the chapter's next house, its 40th since the chapter began in 1989, is scheduled to start next spring.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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