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Breaking ground for hope: Group effort targets community renewal

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Ruston city officials, representatives of Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design and members of Neighborhoods Unified for Hope gathered Saturday morning to break ground for Hope House, a community center and meeting place for residents and community organizations. Hope House will be located on Vaughn Street in south Ruston, on a site that once was the city’s public works barn.

After almost 10 years of planning, Ruston city officials, representatives of Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design and members of Neighborhood United for Hope broke ground Saturday morning for Hope House, a center aimed a community renewal in southwest Ruston.

“To God be the glory. This is our bright shining star,” said District 1 Alderwoman Carolyn Cage, who represents the area in which Hope House will be located.

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