ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla -- Carrie Johnson was born and raised in the St. Augustine community of Lincolnville and has spent her time giving back and making a difference.
Now, her neighborhood is giving back to her.
Lincolnville is a small place with big history. Martin Luther King Junior marched the streets. Now surrounded by the old and historic, one new home is going up for Miss Carrie.
Right now, this small corner of leveled land may not look like much, but in the coming weeks a lot of love will be filling this space. Slowly, four walls will go up. It will become home for a woman who has given so much to this Lincolnville community.
"I am ultra ecstatic!" said Carrie Johnson.
She's known affectionately around town as Miss Carrie. She's a 77-year-old ball of energy who rides around town on her purple bike, also known as her Lamborghini.
And she could tell you more about the history of this city than some historians.
"West Augustine, North City and all the other subdivisions in St Augustine, all of them are great. But I feel that I have a strong strong, strong, strong bond with Lincolnville."
Her community saw a need to give back. Her current home is a rental and it's up for sale. The new house will fit her just right.
"When you talk about getting a house, ain't no place like home!"
Her own home is something she can never be grateful enough for and it is something she'll cherish for the rest of her energetic life.
"Give of yourself. And guess what in miraculous ways it comes back! I'm proof of the puddin'!"
The groundbreaking happened Wednesday. Miss Carrie says she expects to be able to call the place home in a few months.