The Walton Family now call Steadman Lane in Starkville home. Building this Habitat for Humanity home was a Maroon Edition community project. MSU students designed the home and volunteered thousands of hours to help build it.
This is the fourth MSU Maroon Edition home to be dedicated. Daphne Walton will live in the home with her five children. She says she wanted the home to represent the institution that helped her build it.
“Just the circumstances around the home, being a Maroon Edition home of all things. Being a huge Bulldog fan myself. That’s what I told them. I said I want a real Maroon Edition home. I want the gray and maroon on the outside and it’s just a dream come true. It’s just awesome,” says Walton.
MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum says Habitat for Humanity provides MSU students with a great opportunity to give back.
“It’s outstanding for us as a University to have such a heart warming service project that we can offer again for our students to come out and understand the importance of helping others and providing service in a community. The Habitat for Humanity is such a great organization that makes a big impact in our community as a whole,” says Keenum.
After the ceremony, supporters and volunteers toured the home. The family received several house warming gifts including a door wreath, a handmade MSU quilt and a bulldog statue to greet visitors at the front door.
Cadence Bank, First United Methodidst and First Presbyterian Church were also partners in the project.