Over the weekend, I attended a family get-together and a friend of the family told me that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was going to build a house in Beavercreek, Ohio — my hometown! The announcement is going to be made public July 31 — that’s when they will go and knock on the winner’s door and “surprise” them.
Prior to that, he told me, four families were told that they were in the running to be selected. That way, it is a semi-surprise to the winner. Obviously this is a necessity to prepare them to be packed and ready-to-go for their week away from the job site.
I learned that there already was a previous public announcement to get the 300 volunteers that they need to work with the professional construction company (Coventry Homes) that they are using to manage it all.
I can’t wait to drive by the job site! Can you just imagine the coordination involved for everything from feeding the volunteers to controlling the chaos just keeping everyone from running into each other! I’ll post pictures. Stay tuned.
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