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Local family to be selected today for an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 15:25:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local family has been selected as the lucky recipients of an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and a television crew is somewhere in town preparing for the big door knock.

It was just over a week ago that producers came to town looking for volunteers in a big push at the Fox Theater.

Many local companies are offering their services free of charge to help change one family's life by building them a new home.

The show has received several hundred applications to find a local family and the door knock is taking place sometime today. Then the transformation begins.

Officials with the show say it takes a thousand volunteers to get it done.

The show's original 9-year run was on ABC. Now the series is returning on HGTV.

The Bakersfield episode will air sometime in 2020.