Larry Seifert, a 60-year-old developmentally disabled Kennewick resident, is ready to welcome the public to his remodeled home Saturday, more than 10 years after he began the project.
Seifert bought his grandmother's home in 1998. Ever since, half a dozen volunteers have worked and guided Seifert in modernizing the small house at 5616 W. First Place.
Seifert said help from Ron Greer, Jerry Kloehn, J.N. Jacobsen and Son Contractors, Apollo, Silver Bow Roofing and Mark Domartosky was invaluable in completing the huge undertaking.
The open house is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Seifert's many accomplishments as a developmentally disabled adult have attracted news media reports over the years.
He studied and graduated at Columbia Basin College, earned a pilot's license and wrote a book about his life. Seifert also traveled last year to Paris, the Holy Land and Egypt.
Seifert said the open house will show, not only the remodeled home built in 1954, but also make the public more aware of what people with developmental disabilities can do.