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Volunteers invited to the DECC for 'Extreme Makeover' showing

Volunteers and contributing businesses who helped build the home of Howard and Jessica Huber of South Range are invited Sunday to the DECC for a showing of the season premier of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."...

Volunteers and contributing businesses who helped build the home of Howard and Jessica Huber of South Range are invited Sunday to the DECC for a showing of the season premier of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the show airing from 6 to 8 p.m. Free tickets are available in Superior at National Bank of Commerce, 1127 Tower Ave., and in Duluth at Builders Commonwealth, 517 Garfield Ave., and Whole Foods Co-op, 610 E. Fourth St. Limited seating is available, so only two tickets will be provided to each person.

The episode features home the local community built for the Hubers in a single week last month. Huber, a decorated Superior firefighter, and his wife had struggled to restore a dilapidated farmhouse while providing for their young family.

Not only did the community provide a brand new home for them, they provided a green home which includes a wind turbine in the front yard, an energy efficient design and recycled materials that were used in the building process.

More than 1,400 volunteers and 200 businesses were involved in the effort. They put in more than 32,000 hours, and 14,500 meals were donated to keep them moving.

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The community impact will continue to benefit the area. Memorial Blood Center reported 330 registered blood donors at the on-site blood drive. In addition, Second Harvest collected 11,359 pounds of food for local food banks at the build site.

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton also will appear on the broadcast as a volunteer, and the music group Five For Fighting will perform.

Check the Extreme Team for an Extreme Dream Web site at www.extremebuilderscommonwealth.com for more information.

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