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Playhouse being built to help raise money

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Josh Alsup of Sikeston checks the porch light on the Sikeston Area Habitat for Humanity's latest playhouse project. The playhouse will be raffled to raise money for the next Habitat build in Sikeston. Also pictured is Alsup's instructor, Brent Taylor, construction technology teacher at Sikeston Career and Technology Center. Scott Welton, Staff
SIKESTON -- You might call the latest fundraiser for adequate housing in Sikeston a "doghouse for humanity."

Sikeston Area Habitat for Humanity raffled off its first playhouse to raise money for a build in 2009. For this year's playhouse project, they have partnered with the Sikeston Career and Technology Center to continue that tradition.

"We are pleased to be working with Sikeston Public Schools in this endeavor," said Kathy Hux, co-chair of Sikeston Habitat's development committee. "We're excited to be doing it and the kids seem to be enthusiastic about it."

The project started in January in Matt Johnson's drafting class with students drawing up plans based on Johnson's design, according to Brent Taylor, construction technology teacher at SCTC.

After being approved by Sikeston Habitat's board, "the plans were brought to me and we (my class and I) started our process," Taylor said. "We started at the end of the last school year."

"This year's playhouse will be unique," Hux said. "They are using a doghouse theme."

Consistent with that theme, the playhouse features an arched doorway in front.

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