Groundbreaking held for first ReStore-sponsored house

By Carol Larson | Apr 05, 2013
Photo by: Carol Larson From left are Christine Harris, daughter Tessa Morton and grandson, Matthew. Back left to right are Valerie and Bob Hunziker, Harris family partners; Exec. Director Marnette Colborne, President Kent Stewart and ReStore Manager Gary Clontz.

A smiling Christine Harris and daughter, Tessa Morton, along with Habitat staff and volunteers on April 2 celebrated the start of their future home in the Barefoot Ridge development in Clyde.

This will be the 43rd house built by Haywood Habitat in the county and the first to be paid for through net proceeds of the Habitat ReStore in Waynesville.

The ReStore began its third year of operation on April 1 and is achieving its goal of sponsoring one Habitat house a year.

“It is incredible what has happened in just two years,” said ReStore Manager Gary Clontz. “We are meeting our goals thanks to this community that is supporting our store with donations, purchases and of course, volunteers. Everyone who works behind the scenes to support our ReStore is thrilled that our efforts are making this house a reality.”


The Habitat Restore, located at 95 Montgomery Street in Waynesville, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday. Donations are welcomed and can be picked up Wednesdays and Saturday upon request. Habitat volunteers are always needed. Go to to learn about volunteer opportunities.










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