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Student builders home completed, open house scheduled for Friday

The DMACC/Newton Rotary Student Builders home in Newton’s Eastgate Meadows subdivision was finished last weekend, and an Open House is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Free hot dogs and lemonade will be available to the first 60 people attending the open house, located at 406 E. 28th St. S., and the public is invited to tour the newly completed home.

Built primarily by Jasper County high school students enrolled in DMACC Newton’s building trades program over the past two years, and funded by the Newton Rotary Foundation, the home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full basement with space for a potential fourth bedroom and third bathroom, plus a spacious three-car garage. The 1,692 square foot ranch style home also boasts two decks, including one off the master bedroom, a gas fireplace and a full Maytag appliance package.

“We are very proud of this brand new home and we’re confident it will sell quickly once people see how beautiful it truly is,” said Jerry Sawin, President of the Newton Rotary Club. “The home may have taken longer to build than we originally anticipated, but the students did a great job with the construction and they learned a lot in the process. Thanks go to building trades instructor Dale Hedrick and everyone at DMACC, as well as to our contractor Todd Robbins for the high-quality finish work.”

The Newton Rotary Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity affiliated with the Newton Rotary Club. Additional information about the organization may be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewtonIowaRotary/.

Detailed information about the Building Trades program at the DMACC Newton campus is available online at www.dmacc.edu/newton/Pages/careeracademy.aspx.

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