The local family receiving a new home on the ABC-TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be introduced today.

No details about the family have been announced so far, other than it resides in the Pennsylvania-Maryland border area.

Saturday kicks off a one-week blitz to demolish the family's house and build a new one. Hundreds of construction workers, contractors and volunteers will be working around the clock to have the new house finished by Nov. 14.

The family is expected to meet with the builder today and begin moving out personal belongings.

The house is scheduled to be demolished Saturday with excavation work beginning Monday. The family is scheduled to return to their new house Nov. 14.

The show will air in January.

Dan Ryan Builders of Frederick, Md., will be responsible for procuring materials and recruiting thousands of volunteers and subcontractors who will work 24 hours a day for a week to build the home.

Other companies, such as Papa John's and Applebee's, are donating their time and serving food and drinks to the throng of workers and volunteers throughout the project. Applebee's in Waynesboro is planning a pancake breakfast Sunday and other fundraisers, with proceeds benefiting the family.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs at 8 p.m. Sundays on ABC. Each week the show spotlights a family coping with an unusual situation in need of a helping hand.

This is the show's sixth season. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as best reality program (non-competitive).

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We've been told they will be 'staying' out our Sheraton (by Ruby Tuesdays) ... I just want a sighting, that's all!