The Habitat community celebrated with the Likens family as they dedicated their new home in Sisters. photo by Jerry Baldock
The Habitat community celebrated with the Likens family as they dedicated their new home in Sisters. photo by Jerry Baldock
The sun came out as Sisters Habitat for Humanity dedicated a home with the Likens family on Tuesday, January 21, in the Village Meadows subdivision.

Seth, Kastle, Araya and Malita are the 69th family to benefit from the Sisters Habitat Homeownership Program.

Board President Chuck Harper welcomed the crowd of about 100 people as everyone celebrated and honored the donors, volunteers, and the family. The home was built by Youth Build students and Habitat volunteers.

James Collins from Heart of Oregon spoke about the Youth Build Program and how it impacts the lives of young adults who choose the path of learning a trade. Ray Hendricks, an AmeriCorp volunteer with Youth Build, grew up in a Habitat home and stressed the importance of stable, affordable housing as he was growing up.

Family Partners Berni Huggett and Pat Woollard presented gifts to the family including a Children’s Bible and a handmade quilt by Susan Cobb.

Michelle Ehr welcomed the Likens family to the neighborhood on behalf of the other neighbors. Following the blessing by Nate Kaping, the family cut the ribbons to their new home. Refreshments were served and guests were invited to tour the home.