Lake Elsinore family gets historic home in Habitat for Humanity project

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Rita Barringer holds up the keys to her family’s new Habitat for Humanity-built home, while her sons look on. Valley News/Will Fritz photo
A Lake Elsinore family has a new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Rita Barringer and her four sons, along with numerous local officials and Habitat for Humanity staff, were on hand Saturday, Feb. 22, for a dedication ceremony at their new house in downtown Lake Elsinore. And while the home certainly has significance for them, it does for the whole city as well. The Barringers’ new house is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom replica of the historic Jean Hayman house, once located on Main Street in Lake Elsinore. The new home is on East Pottery Street, opening up the Main Street lot for commercial development. Hayman, who died in 2004, was a teacher in the Lake Elsinore area for almost 40 years. The former Jean Hayman Elementary School in Wildomar, which closed in 2008 due to budget c
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