Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicates Vienna home

Photo by Madeline Murphy From left, Hayden Maston, 9, one of Eva Roton’s three grandchildren, Ashton Maston, 11, another of Roton’s grandchildren, Eva Roton, the new homeowner, and Carolyn Garrity, a board member with Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley, presenting Eva Roton a bible and the keys to her new home.

VIENNA — Eva Roton Thursday was handed the keys to her new home as Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicated its102nd house at 1119 17th St., the first Habitat home built in Vienna since 2001.

“Thank you Habitat for everything,” said Roton. “I never thought I would be a home owner.”

Roton will be living in the home with her three grandchildren, Robin Stewart, director of Resource Development with Habitat for Humanity, said.

“This is my first time coming to a Habitat house dedication,” said Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp.

“I have watched Habitat’s efforts for years, and have seen all the people they have helped,” said Rapp.

Photo by Madeline Murphy From left, Ashton Maston, 11, Eva Roton, Hayden Maston, 9, Emma Maston, 13, stand outside with their uncle Brad Maston.

Rapp later welcomed them as residents of Vienna and presented Roton’s oldest grandson, Ashton Maston, 11, with a city of Vienna pin that Rapp pinned on Maston’s shirt.

“Long-time Habitat supporters Doug and Mary Anne Ketelsen were major sponsors of the home. A grant was also received from Dominion Energy to help with house building costs,” said Stewart.

Several volunteer groups participated in the construction of the home, she said. Habitat also will break ground on one more home before the end of the year, said Stewart.

According to Stewart, Habitat has finished three homes so far this year, and hope to finish three more before this year is over.

Photo by Madeline Murphy Mayor Randy Rapp pins a Vienna city pin on Ashton Maston at the home dedication.


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