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Ian MacLennan A community conversation on Bay Street build is at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
Two Orillia families will have a place to call home in the very near future.
Habitat for Humanity is hosting a community conversation next week in Orillia to talk about the construction of a duplex at 499 Bay Street this summer, which is part of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project.
This project is sponsoring 150 homes in Canada to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary.
Habitat spokesman Greg Cown says the family selection process is underway and there have been a number of applications.
The meeting is open to the public, and Cowan hopes anyone who has built previously, first-time participants, business groups and sponsors will attend.
He says being part of the process is some of the most fun you can have in a volunteer project.
Cowan says the Carter Project will also be explained at the meeting.
The selected families must put in about 500 hours of sweat equity as part of the deal.
Cowan says it's rewarding to build alongside the people you know you are helping out.
Former U-S President Carter and his wife will visit Canada this summer, with stops in Edmonton and Winnipeg.
The meeting is Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 99 Peter Street North.