Victory Cove grows by 4 more houses
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Habitat Homes
MARY GIBSON and her son Justin accepted the keys Thursday night to their new home constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland. Presenting the keys is Barry Boettner, chairman of the Habitat for Humanity board of directors. This was one of four home dedications taking place in the Victory Cove subdivision in south Cleveland. The Gibson home was sponsored by Bike 2 Build. Banner photo, DONNA KAYLOR
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Victory Cove, one of three Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland subdivisions — and the newest — grew by 80 percent Thursday evening during dedication ceremonies in which four family homeowners received the keys to their new residences.

Cleveland’s newest homeowners became the Gibson, Geren, Latshaw and Rogers families. Victory Cove, which previously had hosted only one home dedication, now boasts five Habitat houses with plenty more to come over the next couple of years.

On hand for Thursday’s ceremonies — which withstood a heavy rainfall in the early going — were a throng of Habitat for Humanity volunteers, board members, friends and loved ones of the partner families, and various Cleveland and Bradley County government officials.

It was also an evening for volunteer recognition. Two presentations went to longtime Habitat volunteers Verrill Norwood and Dale McClure.

Thursday’s dedication ceremonies included welcoming and opening remarks by Barry Boettner, chairman of the Habitat board; special music by the First Baptist Church Trio; prayer and Bible presentation by Bob Zwarych; recognition of building sponsors, Stephanie Austin; recognition of volunteers, Anna Carmichael; presentation of special gifts, Delia Meroney; family member remarks, Pat Latshaw; Litany of Dedication, Verrill Norwood; and closing remarks, prayer and blessing, Teresa Torbett.

Sponsors for the latest Victory Cove homes, located off South Lee Highway, included Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Self-Help Ownership Program, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Bike to Build participants, Toyota of Cleveland, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland ReStores, Cleveland Community Development Block Grant Program, Capital Magnet Fund and Bank of Cleveland.

In-kind donors included Bike to Build, Brown Surveying, Canopy Shower Rods, Dow Chemical Products, Over the Top Roofing, Square D, Valspar Paint, Whirlpool Corporation and Yale Locks.

A detailed update on current and future Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland activities and building projects will be published in a future edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner.