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Piece by piece, the group of 20 women measured, sawed and hammered together what would become a local family’s home.

Dressed in pink T-shirts, with pink tool belts and hardhats, they practiced making cuts in lumber using a circular saw. Others hammered the cut wood together into a ladder-like lattice that would make up the wall.

The work was part of a training session conducted by Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County. These women, and more than 200 others, will be part of a special construction project planned for this fall.

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