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Habitat celebrates 20 years in the Northwest Corner

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

After eight homes and 20 years, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut is going strong.

Habitat came to the Northwest Corner in the 1990s, shepherded by two local clergy leaders, the Rev. Dick Taber of Salisbury Congregational Church and the Rev. Chuck Bevan of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Several meetings were held with representatives from Habitat and a steering committee was formed. The committee initially focused on the Region One towns — North Canaan, Falls Village, Cornwall, Salisbury/Lakeville, Sharon, Kent — but eventually substituted Norfolk for Kent.

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