More than a house: Wadsworth becomes first to pay off Habitat home

Echo Press

It was two decades ago, but Sue Wadsworth will never forget the people from a fledgling Habitat for Humanity program who helped build her house.

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Sue Wadsworth chokes up when talking about her mother Evadne (second from left). Also pictured is Sue's partner Alan Cassvant. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Sue Wadsworth reconnects with Ron Otterson, who helped choose her family for the Habitat program 20 years ago, following the Hard Hat Breakfast Wednesday at the Broadway Ballroom. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Sue Wadsworth's home was one of the first Habit for Humanity houses built in Douglas County. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Sue Wadsworth (center) of Alexandria celebrates officially owning her own home with family members and Habitat for Humanity's executive director, Lori Anderson (second from right). (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Sue Wadsworth symbolically shreds the mortgage on her house Wednesday, with family members and Habitat Board President Jon Ballou looking on. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)

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