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11/28/02 -Tyler

Habitat Family Blesses Their New Home

   The saying, "Home for the Holidays" is taking on a new meaning for one East Texas family.

   Two newlyweds and their kids are celebrating their first Thanksgiving in a home built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Joan Zurn, a first time homeowner, applied for her Habitat home last year. Not only did Joan get her house, she met and married Habitat volunteer Bob Zurn in the process. The couple now credits the organization for creating all their happiness.

   "It's just a wonderful organization. It gives people like me an opportunity to own their own home,"says Joan. "I was living in an apartment with no hope of being able to get a conventional home and a safe yard for my daughter to play in."

   On Thursday afternoon, the couple and their two kids invited a guest for Thanksgiving dinner. While gathered around the dining room table, the family held hands and asked God to bless their new home.

   Kerri Panchuk, reporting.

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