AKRON, IN – The Tippecanoe Valley High School (TVHS) Building Trades program will hold an open house on Sunday, May 20, at a home near Akron that students have been working to build throughout the school year.

The community is invited to attend the open house from 1 to 4 p.m. The home, owned by Duane and Janet Hackworth, is located at 9547 East 350 South, Akron.

The Hackworth’s home is three bedrooms with two and a half baths. The home is roughly 1530 square feet on the first floor featuring a tiled walk in shower, cathedral ceiling and a kitchen that is open to the dining and living room.

Outside the living room door is a beautiful 400 square foot elevated deck and a 400 square foot patio outside the partially finished walk out basement. The home has a 40 square foot front porch and a two car garage.

The Hackworth’s homestead sits on almost 40 acres and the house overlooks a scenic lake.

The TVHS Building Trades program has been a highly successful program with a waiting list due to the quality of construction. Students involved in the TVHS Building Trades program can earn up to 15 college credits by participating in Building Trades during their junior and senior years. College credits are offered at no cost through Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. Students must maintain a C or better grade in the class to earn college credits.