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Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home to Franklin native

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

The Habitat for Humanity and a group of high schoolers dedicated a brand new house to a Franklin native this weekend, just a few feet away from the home she was raised in.

Sunday's rain was unable to dampen spirits at the housewarming celebration.

"I just want to thank everyone for everything you've done for me, it really is a blessing, said Pamela Pointer.

The new home was built and sponsored by students from seven Williamson County high schools in the "Habitat High" program.

The new home sits just steps away from the house where Pointer was raised.

She said the home has been in her family since 1940.

"There's a lot of sentimental value here so we're glad that we're at least able to stay on the same land," Pointer explained.

Many students who helped raise funds and build the home attended the dedication.

Pointer, an avid cook, says she can't wait to have her whole family over for Sunday dinner.

"I'm going to be very blessed to have a dining room for all my family to enjoy," said Pointer.

She thanked the volunteers for helping making her new home a reality.

"Without them, my dream would've never been possible," added Pointer.

The house took approximately five weeks to build. It's the 133rd home built by Habitat for Humanity in Williamson County. It's the first house built by the organization this year.

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