More than a year after construction began, Habitat for Humanity of Grant County’s first Platteville house was dedicated Sunday.
The house, at the corner of Jefferson Street and Sowden Street, will be the home of Shaina Stone and her three girls — twins Skylar and Sophia, both 10, and Soraeya, 6. The house closing is scheduled for June 26.
The Stones have been working on the house, along with members of their church, Platteville United Methodist Church, and groups of volunteers, including the Platteville Kiwanis, UW–Platteville students, and employees of John Deere in Dubuque. The components that went into the house were donated — for instance, doors from the three houses formerly owned by Darrel Kallembach that were bulldozed — or purchased at or below cost in many cases.
“We are so thankful,” said Shaina Stone, who said her girls are “super excited to have our place.”
The dedication ceremony includes gifts of salt, sparkling wine, bread and a candle, in keeping with readings from the fifth and 25th chapter of Matthew.
The house is Habitat for Humanity’s 11th house in Grant County, and its first since a house built in Cuba City in 2013.