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Family Gets New Home for Christmas

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One family in Ardmore says it will be a Christmas to remember this year. The Stevenson's were the second family to move into a new house dedicated by Habitat for Humanity Thursday morning. KTEN's Andrea Kurys has the story.

The dedication was part of a special project called "Homes for Christmas," and it made this family's dreams a reality. The house was donated by a local physician in ardmore, and then remodeled by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation also provided the family with a Christmas tree, decorations, gifts and a Christmas dinner. Ricole Stevenson says it's a dream come true. Stevenson and her two young children are looking forward to celebrating this year in their very own home. "I'm very ecstatic, very grateful. Blessed. Thank you so much, I can not thank them enough," said Stevenson.

Kent Tucker, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity said, "You have to understand, of course we have two families with a husband and wife, but most of these are single mothers that never dreamed about owning their own home."

The dedication was the second one this year. Habitat for Humanity still has plans to build a complete housing addition, which includes lots for 27 homes. The first house built in that addition will be dedicated next Thursday.

Andrea Kurys, KTEN News.