With her mortgage paid off, recipient resolves to give back

Thelma Shelton remembers the day she moved from her home on the east side of Lynn Street in Seymour to her new Habitat for Humanity house a dozen years ago.

It was the day she quit making trips outside to gather firewood to keep her wood-burning stove stoked.

“And my roof doesn’t leak, thank the Lord,” Shelton said. “My (utility) bills are not as high.”

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