BAHFH breaks ground on 76th home

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AURORA – Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity representatives and family homeowners last week conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the BAHFH’s 76th home build, located at 418 Walnut St. in Aurora.

Actual construction is already underway on this home, A Faith Build project sponsored by First Lutheran Church of Brookings, St. John Lutheran Church of Madison, and Thrivent Financial.

Homeowner family members pictured, from left, are Philimena Zarpeleh, Desire Zarpeleh, Fatu Zarpeleh, Lawrence Paye, Fatu Gono, Nyla Zarpeleh and Mole Zarpeleh.

Others participating in the ceremony representing the BAHFH included Dan McColley, executive director; Trever Shelden, director of construction; Jake McGlade, volunteer coordinator; and Kay Norton, board of directors president. Also assisting with the ceremony was the Rev. Elizabeth Pagnotta.

Anyone interested in exploring no-interest loan homeownership should contact McColley at 697-2540 or visit the website at


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