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Foundation work, framing finished for makeover home

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - The foundation has been poured, plumbing has been installed and by Thursday evening the framing of the house was finished at the Extreme Makeover home being built on Mystic Circle in Beaufort.

Volunteers from all over have been helping with the project and on Friday morning the volunteers had some special cheerleaders. Kindergartners and first graders from Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton came to the site and cheered everyone on. They even brought money they collected for the project and handed it over to the builder. The cold weather has slowed them down a bit with the concrete but the design team has been coming up the big plans for the deserving family.

The spectator area for the build site are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Spectators can park in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in the Royal Oaks Shopping Center at the corner of Ribaut Road and Mossy Oaks Road.

"The sky is the limit. Whatever you can dream up on these builds, you can usually figure out a way to design it. I love doing the girly rooms but this build especially, I love the story of this family, the Dickinson family really is a fabulous family, great story, so it's always the family that really hits home and make this build exciting," said Jillian Harris with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

There's also a food drive at the spectator parking lot being conducted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Beaufort. Spectators are being asked to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for a donation.

Robert Irvine's Dinner: Possible fund-raiser takes place Friday night and is sold out. The event will be livestreamed on

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