PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448-4926
Phone: 812-988-4926
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2014 Habitat House
2014 Partner Family
Crystal and Abe McGrayel with
their children Elias and Rosalyn
                              2014 Build Schedule
                      Start Time for Volunteers 8:00 AM

May 5-9         Footing and foundation

May 18           Ground breaking 4pm

May 19--28     Framing floor, walls, and roof

May 26--30     Finish framing, start windows, doors, siding, and deck

June 2--6        Above work continues -- Mechanical rough in

June 9--13      Miscellaneous interior work

June 16—20   Plumbing, siding

June 21          

June 23—24   Insulation—no volunteers, no meals

June 25—July 3        Drywall and finishing—no volunteers, no meals
July 4                Holiday

July 7--9            Priming drywall

July 10--16        Flooring

July 17—18       Vinyl flooring—no volunteers, no meals

July 21—25       Trim, paint, hardware

July 28—August 1        Setting cabinets and appliances, finish electric and plumbing

August 4--8        Landscaping, finish electric and plumbing

August 10           

Brown County Habitat for Humanity
2014 Build Schedule for the McGrayel Family
1891 Treetop Lane
From Nashville, go north on SR 135 (approx. 2 miles) to
Tree Top Lane turn left build site is immediately on the left.
Much care is taken by the Family and Nurturing
Committee of Brown County Habitat for Humanity
in deciding upon a partner family for their annual
build. This year the 18th house will become home
to a family whose initials spell CARE.

Crystal, Abe, Rosalyn and Elias McGrayel are
visibly excited to break ground at Treetop Lane
and North 135. Plans are being finalized
regarding a contractor, and then Abe and Crystal
will roll up their sleeves and help by contributing
500 hours of sweat equity.

The McGrayels are no strangers to construction
and hard work. Actually, they met ten years ago
on a job site on Old 46. Crystal was working for a
computer business and her boss was building a
house next door. Abe was working on the job,
and Crystal would go over to help out
occasionally.  Following that job, she and Abe
worked together on other jobs with Abe's dad,
local builder Jim McGrayel, who taught Abe the
carpentry trade at the age of ten.  Abe's mom,
Christine Ritzmann, is with the Brown County
Planning and Zoning office. Abe is a 2000
graduate of Brown County High School. He is
employed by J.R. Richardson Seamless Gutters
in Unionville. Crystal grew up in the county as
well. Her parents, Doug and Sandy Barnett, live
in Brown County while working in Martinsville and
Indianapolis, thus resulting in Crystal's schooling
at a Christian high school in Martinsville.  In
addition to caring for Rosalyn, six, and Elias,
three, she keeps busy with her own Facebook
business, Cloth Creations and More, where she
sells cloth diapers, blankets, purses, bags and
stuff for kids. She fixes computers, and also
cleans for a local church for Elias to attend
preschool at The Village Green. Rosalyn is in
kindergarten at Sprunica Elementary School.
Crystal's grandfather was in construction in
Indianapolis, working on several projects
including bridge-building.

The entire McGrayel family is looking forward to
having their own house. It will be fun to see if it is
completed in time for their new baby girl, due
August 9, to be carried over the threshold at the
dedication ceremony!  We welcome the five of
them to the Habitat family, where volunteers work
with partner families to build houses, lives and

-submitted by Jinny Thompson

An official introduction of the family took place at  
the Brown County Community Band concert
Saturday, May 3rd. The concert will be  held at
the BC High School auditorium. The McGrayel's
will also participate in our annual SummerFest on
June 21st. They will be a part of the Hike on
September 20th.

Brown County Habitat for Humanity welcomes
the McGrayel Family as our next Partner Family
and wish them all the best as our construction
begins this summer.
For additional information or to volunteer
for this year's 2014 build e-mail:

or call
Linda Ault-Potter, Volunteer Coordinator,
812-988-6364 or
Verne Sindlinger  812-340-0512
Ian Miller - Foundation
2013 Payne Build
Construction Site
Jessica and Friends
keeping it level!
Jimmy "Pink Shoes" and
Kevin "The Big Hole"
Super Volunteers
May 18, 2014 at 4pm
The Ground Breaking Service
for the McGrayel house was
held Sunday, May 18th.  The
building site is located near the
corner of Tree top Lane and SR
135 North just north of Nashville.
See the construction schedule
for ways you can help with this
year’s project and the McGrayel
dream home.
Elias watching
the trusses being
put on his new
Brown County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448-4926
August 10, 2014 at 4pm