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On Tuesday, December 20, Bay Area Habitat hosted a home dedication ceremony for LaQuesha Downey at her Texas City Habitat home! The ceremony was beautiful — it was a full house, Christmas music was sung, and some very special words were shared.

Thank you to those who participated in our program:

Welcome – Philip Golden
National Anthem
– Emmanuel Acevedo
– John Talley
Christmas Music Trio
– Tarryn Goldner, John Talley, Jenny Skarke
Gift of Bread
– Cassidy Huynh
Gift of Wine
– Betsy Salbilla
Gift of Salt
– Elaine Rister
Gift of The Bible
– Mike McCroskey
Transfer of Key
– John Basil
Texas City Community
– Mayor Dedrick Johnson & TCISD Superintendent Melissa Macheska-Duarte
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
– Emmanuel Acevedo, Brandon Falknor, Luke Lawrence
Response by Homeowner
– LaQuesha Downey
Blessing of the Home
– Scott Stillman
Comments by Valero
– Cory Moss
Closing Remarks
– Greg Goodman
– Brian Brooks

We are so grateful that we were able to transfer the keys just in time for Christmas! LaQuesha has been very patient with our organization, and we are looking forward to continuing our work with her as a family partner. Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts in completing this house, whether it be through volunteering, donations, or the like. We couldn’t have done it without you!