February 3, 2011
The following events have also been announced in connection with a "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" build in Wichita.
Thursday, February 10th: Community Pep Rally at Central Christian Church at 29th and North Rock Road. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Speakers are lead contractor Bob Cook and Milan Vasic, Senior Producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Vasic will discuss the history of the program and highlight some of the families and communities they have helped over the years.
Tuesday, February 22nd: Building Dreams Fundraiser, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Venue at Abode, 1330 East Douglas. The event will feature a live and silent auction, entertainment and cuisine from many of Wichita’s top restaurants. Tickets will be $100 per person or $2000 per table. “We hope to raise enough to help the family pay off their existing mortgage and some other bills,” says Liz Willis Henry, Event Coordinator.
The family selected for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be announced on February 17, ground breaking on the 18th and the keys to a new home will be handed over to the family on February 24. The television show about the Wichita project will air later in the year. The show airs locally on KAKE.
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