Crews worked Tuesday to finish roofs, install and mud drywall, caulk window frames and begin painting.
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Sumter County Fact:

Two NFL head coaches are Sumter County natives: Dan Reeves of the Atlanta Falcons and Chan Gailey of the Dallas Cowboys.

Sumter County resident Brad Vanlerbergae's stilts help him apply drywall mud to the harder-to-reach seams in EMB House No. 1.
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So Far So Good: Blitz Right On Schedule

If work continues at its current pace, the 25 families set to move into the homes should have no trouble waking up in their new bedrooms for the first time Easter Sunday, April 4. "Everybody's right on schedule," said Desi Wynter, executive director of the Americus-Sumter County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. "It looks like it's going to be no problem for [all the homeowners] to be in their homes on Easter morning."

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Sixpence None the Richer Enriched by Serving 1999 EMB Homeowners

Sixpence None the Richer, whose hit single "Kiss Me" is topping music charts around the country, is making new music this week during this year's EMB -- building to the rhythm of pounding hammers. "Because we believe our music is a gift, we believe the best response to success is to serve," said Matt Slocum, Sixpence's founder and songwriter. "And I can't think of a better way to serve than to work with Habitat."

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JCWP 2000 Leaders 'Spy' on Local Blitz

Easter Morning Build volunteers Kevin Sullivan and Kelley Smith are lurking around the Habitat for Humanity subdivision to learn a few tricks of the trade when it comes to blitz building. The two are lead construction manager and director of volunteers for Jimmy Carter Work Project 2000, scheduled for Sept. 11-27 next year in New York City and Plains, Ga., hometown of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.

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