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Habitat’s Global Village & Discovery Center changes hours, admission

AMERICUS, Ga., July 23, 2004 — Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center is changing its hours of operation and its admission price. All changes are effective Aug. 3, 2004. The village will be closed Aug. 1 and 2.

The Village and Discovery Center’s new hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The admission charges are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students ages six and up, and children under six are free. Groups of 10 or more will receive a $1 discount on all tickets and patrons riding the SAM Shortline will also receive $1 off admission price. Groups of 20 or more can schedule tours for any time during the week, including Sundays and Mondays. To make group reservations, please call 924-5823 or 924-6935, Ext. 2373.

More than 1 billion people worldwide live in poverty housing. The Global Village & Discovery Center works to raise awareness of those living conditions and to showcase the work the Habitat for Humanity does across the globe. The village can be an eye-opening experience for any person, from the smallest child to adults.

Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is a Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.