A team of ten Masons and a member of the Knights of Columbus watched with great satisfaction late last summer during an open house celebration for the fifth Habitat for Humanity house constructed in South Waverly. As volunteers, they got the job done.

Donald E. Adams, P.M., Rural Amity Lodge No. 70, Athens, who led the team, said that five of the volunteer workers were past masters. The brethren of Rural Amity Lodge assisting him in the construction project were: Craig W. Griffis, P.M.; Raymond J. Tippett, Jr., P.M.; Donald H. Rogers, P.M.; Owen H. Fassett, Jr., P.M.; Gerald H. Laninger; Dale E. Adams; and Gayle Adams. Also assisting were David E. Vaughn, of Temple Lodge No. 248, Tunkhannock, and Thomas Coolidge, Waverly-Chemung Valley-Lodge No. 350, Chemung, NY. Ed Covert was the Knights of Columbus volunteer.

In a featured article on the "Spotlight" page of the local newspaper, The Evening News, on Saturday, July 28, a Habitat official applauded the team's efforts and was quoted, "We have two experienced builders, Craig Griffis and Don Adams, who are both semi-retired. They are our building supervisors. They give a great deal of donated labor and they are volunteers. But, they work days and days ­ day in, day out. We couldn't have built those houses without them."