The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ground breaking for Hope Haven at 500 West 23rd on Thursday November 3rd. The Assisted Living facility, the only one in Hempstead County, will be expanding to add 20 more rooms. Construction is expected to start immediately. Administrator Vickie Little was joined by owner Steve Marinick, Mayor Dennis Ramsey, County Judge Haskell Morse as well as the architect and contractor. Following the event those attending enjoyed refreshments and fellowship with the residents.