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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Kulp's Participates in Habitat Home Construction and Dedication

Posted by at 11:10 AM

On the evening of October 22, John Kulp of Kulp's of Stratford and numerous other volunteers were recognized in a dedication ceremony for the new Habitat for Humanity home on Wausau's northeast side. This is the 66th home completed by Habitat for Humanity in the Wausau area since their work began here in 1989. The house began its life at Mosinee High School, where 11 students led by instructor Ron Klinner built and partially finished the home in two sections. Kulp's contributed by installing a GAF Timberline shingle roof at no charge, with roofing materials donated by the manufacturer and local distributor ABC Supply Company. The keys to the home were ceremonially given to Lee Yang and More Xiong, along with their three sons, who expressed appreciation in the Hmong language. Pastor Jimmy Yang of the First Hmong Missionary Alliance Church translated for the family, and he also shared a few verses from the book of Proverbs and gave a prayer of dedication. Habitat for Humanity team members Berland Meyer and Connie Conrad, several Habitat board members, Wausau mayor Robert Mielke, and representatives from other community organizations, all spoke during the half-hour ceremony. At the end of the event, all were treated to a generous offering of traditional Hmong food, while wishing the new owners well in their new home.